January Guest: Yosemite Jazz Band

Next Event: January 21, 2018

Our first guest band of the 2018 season is the Yosemite Jazz Band.

The Yosemite Jazz Band is from Oakhurst, California, located just outside of Yosemite National Park. Berl Howell, approached Ted Strauss and Jim Kirin about forming a traditional jazz band. Other local musicians came on board and it wasn’t long before the band was rolling. In the summer of 1994, the newly formed band began performing at the Oakhurst Pizza Factory, which has become an annual tradition. The band quickly gained a loyal following and many gigs ensued.

The Yosemite Jazz Band added more local musicians over the years, including Pat Mierkey, Jeff Gurule, James Mierkey, Jennifer Piccolotti, and Daniel Green.

Come on down for a listen and to dance. Shooters Bar & Grill (the motel bar) has Jazz Day specials on food and drink also some football Sunday specials might be available.

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