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Junius Courtney Big Band with Denise Perrier on vocals.

Junius Courtney Big Band
Saturday, March 30, 2013, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

Live Jazz members can meet-up at Freight & Salvage 7:15 to get acquainted, try dance steps and have a drink/bite.

Latin picante and delirious swing, full dance floor!
$20.50 advance / $22.50 at door
Purchase tickets online at: http://www.thefreight.org/

Lace up your dancing shoes and get ready to swing with the Junius Courtney Big Band and Denise Perrier at the Freight! The 19-piece band, founded in 1963 when the late trumpeter Junius Courtney moved to the Bay Area from his native New Orleans, is celebrating its 50th anniversary season and the release of a new album. Led by Junius’s son Nat Courtney behind the drum kit, directed by George “Jazzbeaux” Spencer on trumpet, and featuring special guest Denise Perrier on vocals, the band brings its impressive jazz chops to swing and blues classics as well as exciting originals. Grab a partner and swing your way to a great Saturday night. Single members encouraged to attend. My dance steps are pretty basic so I'll be improvising along the way but you can't beat the music for a great night.

Downtown BART station 1-block away on Shattuck. Parking garage on same block on Addison St.

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  • Doug

    The music of the Junius Courtney Big Band made you want to get up dance. Great swing tunes from a bygone era that brought back warm memories to this engaging boomer crowd.
    Nice job of organizing such a large group Digne.
    Thanks for hosting.

    March 31, 2013

  • Linda & P.

    Hi to everyone and sorry we were also a little late. Arrived and sat right up front and danced through the night. We loved the Great Band and singer and will look forward to the groups next "meetup". We are grateful to Digne for posting the info that actually lead us to finding out about the event. Even tho we did not connect with all of you THIS time...we will see you in the future!
    Happy Easter to all
    Linda & Patrick

    March 31, 2013

  • Nancy

    It was my first meetup with this group, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. There was great music, fun people and a great organizer! The pizza afterwards was tasty too! ;-)

    March 31, 2013

  • Scott F.

    Wonderful music, venue, topped off with the nicest people! Thanks Digne for another outstanding meet-up.

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • armean

    Was late and did not find the group, sat through the concert by myself which completely defeated the purpose of signing up with a group meet.

    March 31, 2013

  • Digne

    Lush, romantic, powerful… all the adjectives you could use to describe the 21 piece Big Band Jazz group last night. Denise Perrier a wonderful singer. It was fun to dance in couples and group. Jazz and dance are a well-mannered pairing that takes some practice. The two socials in the lobby and later the pizzeria were a good chance to hear from the members - vets and newbies. Freight & Salvage staff were very good too in managing the event.

    2 · March 31, 2013

  • armean

    Running late. How do I find u guys inside?

    March 30, 2013

  • Uday

    something came up and I can't make it to this event

    March 29, 2013

  • Scott F.

    Hi Digne - love your photography meetups. Had no idea you were into Jazz! Never swing danced, but love the music.

    March 29, 2013

  • Digne

    If anyone didn't get the final memo, essentially the social gathering is at Freight & Salvage around 7:15. See you there.

    March 29, 2013

  • Jeanie B.

    Hi Digne.....do we still meet in Monticello Plaza in San Rafael at 6 PM to ride share? Will you supply us with your cell prior to Saturday?

    March 27, 2013

  • Roger

    Hello Digne, a friend will be joining me. Does she have to join the group or can she just show up with me? Cheers. Roger

    March 25, 2013

    • Digne

      Sure, bring a friend but I hope you two hang-out with us.

      March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi...this is my first "meet-up" experience and what a great discovery for me! Looking forward to saying hello fellow jazz lovers.

    March 25, 2013

  • Digne

    I have the pre-show social location in mind on Shattuck a 1/2 block away from F&S. We can meet starting 6:45, have drinks, a bite, try dance steps, etc. 'til 7:30 and walk to F&S. Details on Fri. to final group.

    March 24, 2013

  • Linda & P.

    celebrating my B'Day that night! can't wait to meet you all along with my husband Patrick.

    March 20, 2013

  • Lisa A

    Wouldn't mind carpooling from El Cerrito.

    March 17, 2013

  • Jeanie B.

    Thanks for the head's up, Digne! I would still love to ride share to this event!

    March 13, 2013

  • Digne

    As host I'm suppose to organize a social before or after the show. Someplace casual where we can have a drink and bite. Not a restaurant but maybe a nearby bar, not too crowded or noisey. Any suggestions?

    March 13, 2013

  • Digne

    Hi Gwen and Brit. You're now in my carpool. Let's discuss the details on our profile email level the next few days.

    March 10, 2013

  • Digne

    I can take 3 jazz hipsters, driving from San Rafael about 6:30.

    March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    New to this group. looking forward to it! Anyone coming from Marin? Carpool?

    March 7, 2013

  • Digne

    I'm not much of a dancer either but with the help of YouTube videos I'll be able to get by. It's about the music, really.

    March 7, 2013

  • armean

    ... Can't dance this particular dance! But there's the music...

    March 7, 2013

  • Roger

    Definitely looking forward to this with Denise Perrier. Look forward to meeting other jazzophiles. Roger

    March 7, 2013

  • Cindy

    I would have loved to attend but will be out of town. Denise Perrier is a great singer.

    March 7, 2013

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