Sunday, June 8, 2008

Halleck Street Ramblers

The rich sound of traditional New Orleans jazz filled the Rotunda Room at the Whatcom Museum of History & Art this afternoon as the Halleck Street Ramblers performed in concert.
We had a wonderful balcony like view from the chairs placed around the railing on the third floor, and could easily look down onto the performance set up on the floor below.
Here is Fred at today's performance at the museum - more cultured now . . .
Strong leads from their clarinet, trumpet and trombone players were backed by a rhythm section of drums, guitar and piano. Indicating to the audience that they enjoyed playing in three-part harmony, they played very well together and appeared to be very well practiced. Today's playlist included such favorites as, You Always Hurt the One You Love, Pennies from Heaven, Bedelia, Black and Blue, South, Baby Won't You Please Come Home, When You and I were Young Maggy, Trog's Blues, Midnight in Moscow, Old Rugged Cross, Indiana, and Home.
The Halleck Street Ramblers, formed in 2005 by local musicians interested in insuring the presence of traditional New Orleans jazz on the Bellingham music scene, have also played at the Wild Buffalo House of Music, for the Swing Kids at WWU, and at other music venues locally. Upcoming Performances by the Halleck Street Ramblers include:
  • June 21 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. - The Halleck Street Ramblers will be playing for the Bellingham Traditional Jazz Society at the VFW Post 1585, 625 North State Street on Saturday, June 21 . There will be dancing, snacks and beverages. Admission for members is $8.00, and non-members, $10.00.
  • July 19 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. - the Halleck Street Ramblers will be playing at the Raspberry Festival in downtown Lynden.
Information about upcoming events at the Whatcom Museum of History & Art can be found in their "Calendar" section on their website at -
Thanks for the berry smoothie after the concert, Fred!~~~~~

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