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☛ Jazzbugs
   Nietzsche's Sundays
New songs, new jokes, high-spirited fun, all night long. Yowza, yowza, yowza. See you there.
8:30 pm 08/27
   Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts
A well run festival with lots of music and fun. To 11:45am
11:00 am 08/26
   Nietzsche's Sundays
New songs, new jokes, high-spirited fun, all night long. Yowza, yowza, yowza. See you there.
8:30 pm 08/20 08/13
☛ Jazz Cachet
   Nietzsche's Sundays
Ben Levitt, Dave Phillips and the Jazz Cachet, filling the house with a not so standard set of Jazz standards.
8:30 pm 07/30
☛ Jazzbugs
   The TD Niagara Jazz Festival
For all our US friends, scoot over the bridge and check out the The TD Niagara Jazz Festival; Jazzbugs play Saturday July 29th and Sunday the 30th for times and locations see their site.
11:00 am 07/29
   Nietzsche's Sundays
New songs, new jokes, high-spirited fun, all night long. Yowza, yowza, yowza. See you there.
8:30 pm 07/23 07/16 07/09
☛ Jazz Cachet
   Nietzsche's Sundays
Ben Levitt, Dave Phillips and the Jazz Cachet, filling the house with a not so standard set of Jazz standards.
8:30 pm 07/02
☛ Jazzbugs
   Nietzsche's Sundays
New songs, new jokes, high-spirited fun, all night long. Yowza, yowza, yowza. See you there.
8:30 pm 06/25 06/18
☛ Free Range
   Trinity Episcopalian Church
Bluegrass at Trinity Church. Allentown Festival.
10:00 am 06/11
☛ Jazz Cachet
   Nietzsche's Sundays
Ben Levitt, Dave Phillips and the Jazz Cachet, filling the house with a wang dang doodle lubricious sound.
8:30 pm 06/04
☛ Jazzbugs
   Nietzsche's Sundays
New songs, new jokes, high-spirited fun, all night long. Yowza, yowza, yowza. See you there!
8:30 pm 05/28 05/21 05/14
☛ Jazz Cachet
   Nietzsche's Sundays
Ben Levitt, Dave Phillips and the Jazz Cachet, filling the house with a wang dang doodle lubricious sound.
8:30 pm 05/07
☛ Jazzbugs
   Nietzsche's Sundays
Buggs thank Jackie, Sandy, Tom and everyboby else at Nietzsche's for celibrating Brians birthday. A suprize Birthday party for DR. Jazz. Hip Hip Hurray!!
9:00 pm 04/16
A token of gratitude extended to Josh Assad for filling in for Will on guitar April 9th while Will was in Amsterdam (wink wink Nudge Nudge).
04/09
   Oliv Restaurant of Strewn Winery
Had A high spirited matinee at Oliv restaurant of Strewn Winery, 1339 Lakeshore Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 905-468-1222. Sunday the 2nd look forward to another good time there
5:00 pm 04/02
   The Old Winery
On December 13th at The Old Winery we were joined by the dance troupe "The Lindy Hoppers." The band encouraged people to dance and participate, and they did so and enjoyed the evening thoroughly.
2:00 pm 12/13
   Hydraulic Hearth
On December 3rd Saturday we performed at the Hydraulic Hearth. The band would like to say thanks for the brick oven pizza -- if you haven't tried one yet, check it out.
12/03
   Harry's Jazz Bar
Shout out to Clark and Lisa Bitter at Harry's Jazz Bar. Saturday November 5th was Zippity Dudelin all night long. Stay tuned; the Bitters are to open another club soon.
9:00 pm 11/05
   Nietzsche's Sundays
October 30th Nietzsche's, Prizes for the best - creative Dr. Jazz look alike. Last year Megan zagged in perpetual motion, Dr. Jazz zigged, soul mates zigzagged. You know what I'm sayin.
10/30
Our apologies to the fans who came to see us. Ed's knee was uncooperative and we are back this Sunday, October 9. Thanks to Ben and the Jazz Cache for filling in on such short notice. To show our appreciation for everyone who came down expecting to see us, we will play extra fast and loud.
8:30 pm 09/25
   Gravenhurst Opera House
The Jazzbugs played a concert at the Gravenhurst Opera House in Ontario (near Georgian Bay) on Saturday, September 3. We played with Jack Hutton on piano and Bob Livingston on trombone, to a very enthusiastic, near sell-out crowd. Thanks to the Gravenhurst crew (including Martin on sound) for their hospitality. Check out video on the Jazzbugs page.
5:00 pm 09/03
   Niagara on the Lake Jazz Festival
Dr. Jazz & company played two gigs at the Niagara on the Lake Jazz Festival on July 30th. -- one downtown and one at Megalomaniac Winery. The downtown affair was very well run! Special thanks to festival coordinator Peter Shea, who provided us with a nice sound system and stage. The festival drew a substantial crowd; we made some new friends (Ashley and Reinhardt come to mind readily) who played as a duet following us. Their act was a joy to be associated with. Among other friends that played at the festival: John Sherwood and too many others to mention. Be sure to have your passport ready and check out the festival next year!
07/30
   Camp Ichee-Goomey
The Jazzbugs would like to extend our gratitude to the staff at Camp Ichee-Goomey for their very professional soundstage, great food and conversation. A great stay was enjoyed by all. Each of our shows were a hit with the audience, mostly kids; we played the 19th, 22nd, and 29th of July
07/19
   Hydraulic Hearth
The 'Bugs played at Hydraulic Hearth on a hot summer day back in July; the ninth, to be exact, from 12pm to 3pm.
07/09
   Grant Street Diversity Festival
Did you go to the Grant Street Diversity Festival on June 25th? There was plenty to eat, with food representing EVERYWHERE, with lots of live entertainment; we played a rousing set to kick off the festivities
06/25
   Nietzsche's Sundays
Prizes for the best - creative Dr. Jazz look alike.
8:30 pm 05/30
   Hydraulic Hearth
(716) GAL-LERY. Hydraulic Hearth restaurant and brewery Threw a rousing prohibition party Saturday Dec. 5th at 716 Swan Street in Buffalo. Great place in the Larkin district. The Jazzbugs look forward to playing there again soon.
5:00 pm 12/15

Ann Philippone

Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts

For all our US friends, scoot over the bridge and check out the The TD Niagara Jazz Festival Jazzbugs play Saturday July 29th and Sunday the 30th for times and locations see their site.

During the Allentown art Festival Free Range Bluegrss play at the Trinity Church see June schedule.

New addition to the band: an exceptional sounding 1920s-style microphone.

We performed at the Hydraulic Hearth. The band would like to say thanks for the brick oven pizza

The Old Winery we were joined by the dance troupe "The Lindy Hoppers." The band encouraged people to dance and participate, and they did so and enjoyed the evening thoroughly.

Harry's Jazz Bar. Zippity Dudelin all night long. Stay tuned; the Bitters are to open another club soon.

On the Jazzbugs off nights (the first Sunday of each month) at Nietzsches, you can catch our good friends Ben Levitt, Dave Phillips and the Jazz Cachet,filling the house with a wang dang doodle lubricious sound.

Dr. Jazz & company played two gigs at the Niagara on the Lake Jazz Festival on July 30th. -- one downtown and one at Megalomaniac Winery.

Stay tuned for future gigs at Narcissistic Friars Artisan Winery, located on Sodom Road in Vineland.

ยท Did you go to the Grant Street Diversity Festival on June 25th? There was plenty to eat, with food representing EVERYWHERE, with lots of live entertainment; we played a rousing set to kick off the festivities -- from 11:00 am to 12:00.



Thanks to Joe Brancato (piano) for subbing for Will at Nietzsches November 15th. Fun Wow!

Thanks to Josh Asad and Rick Strauss at the UB Swing Dance at University at Buffalo South Campus.
Shout out to Alok Bedmutha and crew thier enthusiasm makes for an extraordinary event.