CJazz is composed of students of various ages who have come to the Cape Conservatory to study jazz. Playing a variety of instruments depending on who is participating in a given year, the students practice and perform under the tutelage of Bart Weisman.
Paul Weller and Mark Elsner
Long-time teacher and master of the reeds Paul Weller, playing an array of woodwinds, will be joined by Mark Elsner on keyboard and trumpet.
Murray Squared Reunion Band
Paul Murray (guitar, bass, piano), Jim Murray (harmonica, bass and percussion, John Ferreira (guitar), Joe Sutton (vocals and tenor guitar)
Jim & Paul have been playing together since high school in garage bands and later in Raw Honey and the Murray Brothers Band. In the 1980's Paul played electric guitar with John Ferreira, and Jim, Paul and John played in several of Joe Sutton's bands. The quartet is happy to get together for another evening of fun and music at Peg Noonan Park performing their bluesy/jazzy renditions of traditional and eclectic tunes.
Stage Door Canteen
Founded by alto saxophonist Roger Gamache in 1992, Stage Door Canteen big band is guaranteed to satisfy audiences from every generation, bringing unbridled energy to the dance floor and sophistication to the concert stage. At the heart of Stage Door Canteen is a massive twelve-piece horn section that drives pulse pounding music reflecting styles as diverse as jump swing, classic big band, Latin, and Motown. Stage Door Canteen is comprised of some of the most polished professional musicians in Southern New England. Most members are educators including several professors from the Berklee School of Music. Entering their third decade together, Stage Door Canteen has toured nationally and internationally, playing everything from big band classics to Chicago and Tower of Power, Tito Puente, Motown, and reinvention of hits by Van Morrison and the B52s.
The Charlie Jamieson Trio Featuring Cerise
Cerise Bynoe (vocals), Charlie Jamieson (piano), Charlie Taormina (bass), Phil Vitali (drums)
The original Charlie Jamieson Trio was the featured house band at the former Nobska House in Falmouth. Joining the group is Cape Cod native Cerise Bynoe who relocated to the Bay area performing first with popular soul group the James Mosley Band and later with the world music band AfroCombo, singing Reggae, Afro-Cuban, and Caribbean music. Since returning to Cape Cod she has studied and performed with local legend Bob Hayes.
Straight from the Berklee School of Music, the trio will be playing a combination of jazz standards, funk tunes, and original compositions.
Livio Freitas and Friends
Glenway Fripp (keyboard), Jakstoni Dias (bass), Livio Freitas (guitar and vocals)
Three talented musicians who are masters of the music of Brazil and everywhere else. Freitas and Dias are Brazilian born residents of Cape Cod who have played guitar since childhood. Fripp is known for his ability to play any song with panache.
Dawna Hammers and Klem Klimek
Dawna Hammers (vocals and keyboard), Klem Klimek (sax)
Dawna Hammers is a singer songwriter and piano player who performs a wide variety of ballads, bossas and blues. Soulful originals and everything from Billie Holiday to Sade. Hammers is a great entertainer following in her father: the late tenor sax and clarinet player: Johnny Hammers footsteps. Klem Klimek plays an intricate and powerful tenor sax that segues smoothly around Dawna as she sings and plays.
Danae Greenfield's Trio
Danae Greenfield (keyboard), James Dale (bass) and Jonah Summerfield (drums)
Eileen Fendler (voice) and Steve Gregory (guitar)
Two Cool is a duo for voice and guitar that combine classic standards of the past and the music of today with a jazzy twist. Steve Gregory and Eileen Fendler have been playing together since 2004, first with the dance band Felonious Funk and since 2007 as Two Cool. They perform at many different venues all over Cape Cod including restaurants, nightclubs, resorts and outdoor concert fare. This is Steve and Eileen's 3rd Year performing at the Jazzfest Stroll.
Neil Ganju and the Analog Bandwagon
Neil Ganju (guitar, vocals), Shawn Malcolmson (percussion), Peter Mann (keyboard)
Neil Ganju, Boston born, Miami bred, lives and works in Falmouth and plays with CJazz. Shawn Malcolmson a long time drummer has recently made a shift from the drum set to hand percussion. Peter Mann's "day job" is teaching art in school in Sandwich.
The Classic Jazz Trio
Henry Duckham (clarinet), Alan Clinger (guitar), and Michael Ryle (bass)
Clarinetist Henry Duckham wil lead his trio in a selection of golden-age songwriters like Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and Rogers and Hart. Music for listening, slow dancing and even jitterbugging. MacArthur award winner pianist Cecil P. Taylor, guitarist Gene Bertoncini, Basie-Trombonist Al Grey and stride pianist Dick Wellstood are some of the luminaries Duckham has appeared with in concerts.