Appear in Fox
City Stompers are set to appear in Fox
Lake, WI on May 18,
2012, as part of the line-up of fantastic bands at the Bunny Berigan Jazz
Jubilee. The Barb City Stompers are based in DeKalb, Illinois
and have been together since 2005.
They play a “Driving Traditional Jazz” that is a cross
between Dixieland and Swing. All of
the musicians in the group are experienced Jazz musicians that have played all
over the USA
and in Europe.
John Skillman is
the leader of the band on Clarinet.
John has been playing his Clarinet for at least 31 years and has been
the Clarinetist for the Buck Creek Jazz Band, The Chicago Hot Six Jazz Band and
the CanAmGer Jazz Band. John has taken his Coast-to-Coast Jazz Band all over
the U. S. His style ranges from
down-town New Orleans
swing. He has performed at numerous jazz festivals in the United States
and is bringing his Barb City Stompers to the Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee for
the first time.
Members of his band
are Mike Evans on Banjo and
vocals. Mike comes from Columbus, Ohio,
and plays with the New Orleans Night Hawks in Florida and in the national-level band, The
Coast-to-Coast Jazz Band. In Ohio
Mike leads the Toll House Jazz Band and has performed as a solo banjoist aboard
the American Queen riverboat on the Mississippi River.
Roy Rubinstein on Trombone
plays a New Orleans
style jazz. He has recorded the
Dekalb Blues and co leads the Rhythm Aces with David MacGregor. In real life Roy teaches a variety of Computer Science
Courses. Roger Hintzsche on bass is a graduate of NIU music
school. He is a native of the
DeKalb area and he enjoys playing with several ensembles in the area. Mike
Albiniak on drums has been playing for the last 40 years. At an early
age he came to regard Traditional and Classic Jazz as his music of choice. He is a Jelly Roll Morton fanatic and
that is his band of choice for listening pleasure. When asked why he zeroed in on early
jazz he said “Music is pure emotion, and this jazz makes me feel the
best”. Diana Skillman rounds out the band with her vocals. She tends to emulate the growls and
sprightly tempo of a twenties-era singer.
Diana will feel right at home in the American Legion Clubhouse on May 18th
at 6:30 PM when the band kicks off.
For more information on the
Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee one can go to www.bunnyberiganjazzjubilee.com
, call 920-928-6094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org