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Razz’s Jazzers will perform from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Father’s Day at the Italian Fisherman Restaurant in Bemus Point, NY.
The Band specializes in traditional Dixie repertoire and will bring some of the country’s best talent together to do it.
Featured artists will include Tom Roberts, an exceptional player from Pittsburgh who has performed on The Johnny Carson Show, with the Statler Brothers and many more. Tom is recognized as the premier Stride and Harlem Jazz pianist in the country. He performed with Razz in 2014 in Chautauqua and was honored with two standing ovations!
And that is not all. The group is being joined by Ken Crane, now from Portville. NY. He played lead trombone with Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson as Bebop Tuba player and a long list of NY musicians (available on Ken Crane Trombone). He brings a very high level of talent to the performance. Ken was also a member of the Dixie on the Deck Band, led by Andy Travis and Dick Ingraham.
The Bass man for the day is Paul “Zap” Zapolowski from Buffalo, where he performs with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Barroom Buzzards and all the major touring shows. Zap’s resume includes performing with Doc Severinsen, Tommy Dorsey and many others.
Our local musicians, who all have extensive local performing histories, include percussionist Craig Ridgway, highly esteemed for his work as percussionist with the Jamestown Area Community Orchestra, the Jamestown Municipal Band, Razz’s Jazzers, JCC Jazz Ensemble and many area musical show groups.
Trumpeter John Wilder from the Salamanca area is well known for his Dixie Jazz performances with Banjoist Art Cooney, Razz’s Jazzers, Olean area bands, and as a director of many shows in Salamanca and the Lancaster Opera House.
Razz Rasmusson has enjoyed a lengthy musical career in the area. He directs the JCC Jazz Ensemble, performed as an original member of Bluez Inn with Steve Swanson, was an original member of the Dixie on the Deck Band with Andy Travis and Dick Ingraham, The Muzzy Combo, sideman with Max Davis, leader of Razz and Friends and also performs with the Warren Civic Orchestra, Jamestown Area Community Orchestra and the Jamestown Municipal Band.
Don’t miss it! Razz’s Jazzers for Father’s Day! They will perform from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Italian Fisherman Restaurant in Bemus Point NY.