River Road Ramblers (L-R) as pictured above: Bob Kruse, Drums; Steve Nelson, Trumpet; Dave Marvin, Clarinet; Don Schessler, Trombone; Howard Smith, Guitar; John Prokop, Tuba (Leader); John Zahn, Piano. Substitutions over the summer: Bud Davis on Drums, Paul Scott on Clarinet and Richard Cook on Trombone, with John Arrison on Tenor Sax. Photo courtesy of Sharlot Prokop.
You don’t have to go to New Orleans to hear dixieland jazz, just go to La Encantada in Tucson.
Next performance of this dixieland jazz band will be:
Saturday, July 16, 2011, La Encantada Courtyard, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
La Encantada is the on NW corner of Campbell Avenue and Skyline Drive.
For more information on this lively dixieland band contact leader John Prokop at 520-529-2807 or go to their website: http://riverroadramblers.homestead.com.
I heard them perform recently at a Friday Night Live event at St. Philip’s Plaza and they were fantastic, especially playing old time favorites, like “When the Saints Come Marching In”, and popular songs “Bill Bailey” and “Hello Dolly.” The Plaza and SAACA (Southern Arizona Arts & Culture Alliance) are having more of these fun family events on the 1st Fridays of the month, through August which will “feature live music, wine and food tastings, strolling performances, children’s activities, jugglers, stilt walkers, face painters and more!”