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Swinging Gypsy Jazz Comes to The Place
The vital energy of Gypsy jazz will be the musical theme of the Gulf Jazz Society’s monthly event at The Place in downtown Panama City on Tuesday May 23rd at 6:30 p.m.
The Caravan Gypsy Jazz Quartet brings the sound and atmosphere of 1930’s Paris with a touch of Disney, says Pensacola guitarist William Howell, leader of the group.
“Close your eyes,” says Howell, “and picture the swinging dance halls of the Champs Elysees or the sound stage of a Walt Disney cartoon.”
Joining Howell on stage are Accordionist Sean Dietrich, Bassist Steve Gilmore and Drummer Fred Domulot.
Guitarist Howell over the past 10 years, has been performing on Public Radio International (PRI) with a group of local musicians, producing holiday music in unique and original styles. Now, he and some of those same musicians perform live on PRI and at various Pensacola jazz venues.
Sean Dietrich has received national recognition for his musical and vocal talents, placing in the Phillips National Jazz Piano Competition, performing on NPR, PBS, with some of the finest musicians in the country. He has performed at several GJS functions over the past few years.
The quartet’s rhythm section includes Bassist Steve Gilmore, a three-time Grammy award winner, and considered one of the best jazz bassists in the world. Drummer Fred Domulot is a founding member of the jazz group The Guffman Trio. He is a prolific songwriter and lyricist and is currently on staff as an adjunct professor of percussion and Jazz Band/Jazz Workshop director at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Florida.
Reservations are required. They can be made by contacting Larry/Amy at 784-2106, or Bob at 258-4022. Tickets are $10 for GJS members and $12 for others. Guests are urged to arrive early for seating. The restaurant offers a full bar and a menu that includes a variety of sandwiches, hamburgers, salads,
429 Harrison Ave, Panama City, FL 32401