Next Event: September 18
September’s guest band is Zenith Jazz Band. For about 20 years Earl has led the Zenith Jazz Band, which has played many of the Jazz Clubs and festivals in the greater Bay Area. For 10 years the Zenith New Orleans Parade Band played at the Shoreline Amphitheater, at the annual “ New Orleans By The Bay” event.
For the last 17 years Earl was the coronetist in Ted Shafer’s Jelly Roll Jazz Band, which played weekly around the Bay Area. Unfortunately, Ted Shafer has retired from the music world. In lieu of this loss to the Jazz community, Earl took the reigns and brought back The Zenith Jazz Band.
Currently Zenith plays every Friday night at Champa Restaurant in El Sobrante, CA for a devoted group of dancers and Jazz enthusiasts.
Band members include: Earl Scheelar — Cornet, Clarinet & Bandleader; Tom Barnaby — Cornet, Trombone, Piano; Pete Main — Reeds; Glen Calkins — Trombone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet; Jim O’Briant — Tuba; Virginia Ticher — Piano; Lisa Gonick — Ukulele, Vocals; Jeff Green — Banjo, Plectrum Guitar.