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BANJOJAZZ featuring Howard Alden

Description: John Convery - plectrum banjo
Howard Alden - tenor banjo
Bob Scott - drums
Gary Newman - piano

Banjojazz, a term coined by Jack Convery, was  named for  an all American creation, Jazz Music, and for an American instrument, the banjo. Playing banjo since they were 10 years old, Jack Convery and Howard Alden have been musical friends for over 40 years.

Alden famously coached Sean Penn on how to play the guitar and soloed on the guitar sound track for Penn’s role as a Django-style guitarist in the 1999 Woody Allen movie, Sweet and Lowdown. Alden also played with Woody Allen, Joe Williams and Woody Herman.This association has followed him and spawned more than one Django-themed tour for Alden. Beyond this, Alden remains the consummate keeper of the flame for traditional jazz guitar.  He has continued to win accolades from critics and musicians alike, adding Benny Carter, Flip Phillips, Mel Powell, Bud Freeman, Kenny Davern, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie and George Van Eps, as well as notable contemporaries such as Scott Hamilton and Ken Peplowski to his list of impressive credits.

Winner of the 1973 United Artists best banjoist of Northern California contest, having performed and worked with such music legends as Bing Crosby and Perry Como, and band director of the S.F. 49ers band since 1987, Jack Convery has been hailed as “the best banjoist in the NFL.”  Jack has worked with legendary entertainers such as Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Arthur Godfrey, Willie Nelson, The Temptations, and many more.

$20
Doors open 3:30
URL: http://www.howardalden.com, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM5577vOYGM
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2015
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm EDT
Duration: 2 hours
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: Eloise Cotton
Updated: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 2:48am EDT
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