BOB SCHULZ FRISCO JAZZ BAND 7:00 pm
Bob Schulz is one of America’s best traditional jazz cornet players. Originally from Wonewoc, Wisconsin, Bob returns to his home state for concerts in Wisconsin Rapids and Madison. The concert at McMillan Library will focus on the music of Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, and other early jazz greats.
Regular attendees of the concert series will recognize Bob Schulz and his band from their previous appearances. He organized his Frisco Jazz Band in 1989 and patterned it after Bob Scobey’s Frisco Band of the 1950s and 1960s. The band performs a vast array of selections, ranging from Muggsy Spanier to Turk Murphy to Eddie Condon, all played much the way the free-spirited Scobey would have done. Bob was a founding member of Wisconsin’s Riverboat Ramblers and joined Turk Murphy’s Jazz Band in 1979. He is considered the foremost exponent of the Scobey trumpet style and an outstanding vocalist in the tradition of Clancy Hayes. Members: Schulz, trumpet; Kim Cusack, clarinet; Doug Finke, trombone; Scott Anthony, banjo; Ray Skjelbred, piano; Mike Walbridge, tuba & Ray Templin, piano.
This event is sponsored by George Mead.