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Rich Wetzel's Groovin' Higher Orchestra, Christmas Jazz Party @ the Royal

Leader and Trumpeter, Rich Wetzel has played with numerous bands including The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Spinners, The Ojays, Charo, El Chicano, Al Martino, Wayne Newton, and Legends in Concert. But he always dreamed of starting his own band that would create exciting shows that merge jazz and rock in one band. Groovin' Higher Orchestra is that band.

The big band is influenced by the likes of Maynard Ferguson, CHASE, Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton, Louie Bellson, Brian Setzer, Chuck Berry, and James Brown. With fantastic vocals, a killing rhythm section and a stellar horn section, Rich and the GHO will surely energize you for the week to come.

Personnel Rich Wetzel, Mitch Reems, Rick White, Lonnie Mardis, Jim Cochran, Aaron Hennings, Mandy Faddis, John Beach, Rudy Draco, Ed Ulman, Pete Plumley, Jeff Smith, Randy Heyd, and Kevin England

$5 Suggested Donation. Sponsored by Olympia Jazz Central.

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  • Rich

    Great show tonight, fun crowd, many thanks to Betsy and all the Olympia Jazz Central folks, the Royal Lounge, truly a fun night!

    December 24, 2013

  • Rich

    Monday night, we are playing a holiday jazz, Christmas music show at The Royal Lounge in Olympia, show starts at 8:00pm - bring your friends!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS-WzBrAopA

    December 22, 2013

  • Rich

    Monday night, Dec 23rd from 8-10:30pm we will be playing a fantastic show of all Christmas holiday jazz tunes!!! Great band and vocals, a really fun Christmas party with a big band!

    http://youtu.be/nS-WzBrAopA

    December 16, 2013

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