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Stewarts Point Store Ninth Annual
Whale & Jazz Festival

History & Jazz

Tom B's Wailin' Jazzers

Stewarts Point Store Dance Hall
32000 Highway 1, Stewarts Point
Friday, April 15, 2011
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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Stewarts Point Store Stewarts Point Store has been a family-owned business since 1868. It is a real "mercantile" with everything locals and visitors need: food, clothing, hunting & fishing gear, gifts & souvenirs, supplies for campers, plus gas & oil, and a front porch for locals to sit and gossip and provide a wealth of area information to visitors. SPS also has an exceptional deli and serves dinners on Friday nights on the top floor of the historic building.

Recently remodeled with an added basement, the three story structure has an ADA logo elevator to ease accessibility for all.

For History & Jazz, the restored upstairs dance hall will feature Tom B's Wailin' Jazzers who will have the joint jumpin' with traditional New Orleans jazz at its best in a perfect setting of the era. Full bar, gourmet appetizers, small plates and desserts. No cover charge. Limited seating. (707) 785-2406

Jazz Artists

Tom B's Wailin' Jazzers

Tom Barnebey

Tom Barnebey, cornet & trombone

Tom has been in trad jazz since the 1960s, when he began playing banjo and piano in pizza parlors around the Los Angeles area, and cornet with the then newly formed Jelly Roll Jazz Band. After moving to Sonoma County, he led the well regarded Jazz Salvation Company for 20 years. A highlight on the JSC's schedule in last nine of those years was the annual Dixieland by the Sea concert in Gualala.

Tom is the currently the cornetist with the Zenith Jazz Band, leads a Roaring Twenties style quintet called "Beyond Salvation Jazz Band," and fills in on various instruments with other trad bands in the Bay Area.

Robert Young, reeds & cornet

Robert Young Prior to his move to Northern California, Robert was bass saxophonist in the legendary Golden Eagle Jazz Band in and worked with various other jazz bands in Southern California.

Robert is a multi instrumentalist and a full time musician. His "day job" is piano accompanist for schools, choral groups and theatrical performances. He plays cornet and reeds with the Black Diamond Blue Five and his own group, the El Dorado Syncopators. In the recent past, he has worked with the Zenith Jazz Band, Fourth Street Five, and the San Francisco Starlight Orchestra.

Scott Anthony, banjo & guitar

Scott Anthony Joining us for Tom B's Wailin' Jazzers will be banjo and guitar player Scott Anthony.

Since 1984 Scott has led and had a wonderful time playing in the Golden Gate Rhythm Machine, as well as Bob Schulz's Frisco Jazz Band, and others. He now makes a living as a musician, a part-time computer programmer and consultant, and builds custom guitars. When there is free time he devotes it to his original avocation as an artist, painting watercolors and acrylics.