Featuring songs from such musical legends as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller and
James P. Johnson, the Hadacol Bouncers will play a program of New Orleans jazz,
Chicago-style jazz, novelty songs, and other classics from the Great American
Songbook. The band is a classic line-up of piano, banjo, tuba, drums, cornet,
clarinet and trombone and the players are all veterans of the style.
The group was co-founded by Tom Whitehead (piano, vocals and guitar) and
Peter Dunphy (banjo, guitar and vocals).
Whitehead has a multi-style background in blues, New Orleans R & B and Bebop
piano. A fixture on the Maine jazz scene, Whitehead is a fan and practitioner of the style of New Orleans piano put forth by players such as Professor Longhair, Dr. John, James Booker and Henry Butler. He loves to merge this style with that of the earlier stride and music of the 1920s. He also enjoys playing swing guitar and singing.
Dunphy has been playing New Orleans and Chicago style jazz since he was
fourteen. His father ran the popular Bellamy Jazz Band that he continues
to co-manage. He studied classical guitar at the University of Southern Maine
and was impressed at a young age by the music of Louis Armstrong in his Hot
Five and Hot Seven recordings. He also has a special love of the music of Fats
Waller, James P. Johnson and Duke Ellington and enjoys finding and performing
rare and sometimes humorous tunes by these and other artists.
For the Hadacol band, Whitehead and Dunphy handpicked some of their favorite
musicians from the Portland and Portsmouth jazz scene.
On drums, Dave Ellis is a stalwart of the southern Maine music scene, having played in all styles with local bands for the last 35 years.
Playing tuba for the band, Tom Wilbur was a founding member of Fanfare Jazz
Band, The State Street Traditional Jazz Band, and Maine Street Paraders.
Ray Sapirstein is a veteran cornet player from Brooklyn, NY and Portland, ME. He has performed and recorded extensively for more than 30 years, having studied with Jimmie Maxwell who played with Benny Goodman and Peggy Lee.
Nat Balch, clarinet, started playing improvisational jazz as a teenager in his
hometown of Rockport, Massachusetts, and later played regularly with the
Memorial Bridge All-Stars while a student at UNH. He has studied the styles of
numerous jazz performers, including Sidney Bechet, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy
Hamilton, Paul Desmond and Clark Terry.
Bill Rayne on trombone and vocals, has been performing in New England for
many years. Rayne continues to perform in church and credits his love of hymn singing with having given him great empathy for the parade and hymn music of New Orleans. Rayne has played with many veteran trumpeters including Paul Monat, Mark Tipton, and
Steamboat Willie of the French Quarter, New Orleans.
Refreshments at intermission. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. For more information call 389-1770.
Phippsburg Congregational Church (View)
10 Church Lane (at Parker Head Rd.)
Phippsburg, ME 04562
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|