The HJ7 was founded in 1995 as a cooperative band drawing upon many fine musicians in the Greater Cleveland area. The band plays numerous annual municipal summer events, private parties, weddings, restaurants, and taverns. Other appearances include Nightown Restaurant, the Bill Gordon Show, Ohio Historical Society, Swingin' Jazz Fest at Blossom Music Center, and Charleston's Wine and All That Jazz Festival.
The band performs with 8 players: Two cornets, clarinet, trombone, tuba, banjo, piano, and drums. The musicians include: Brent Gardner, Vince Monaco, Al Couch, Jack Brndiar, cnts; Marc Berridge, Paul Martin, tbn; Geoff Polk, Ted Witt, Scot Apana, clnt; Jonathan Fairman,Tuba; Bill Parthe, Bob Erdman, Piano; Bill Fuller, Drums; Phil Cartwright, Bill Knapp, Banjo.
The Hot Jazz 7 plays the 3rd Sunday afternoon every month at the Barking Spider. Check out the band web site: http://go.to/hotjazz7
1. Mojo Strut Hear a clip. 2. Minstrels of Annie Street 3. Dippermouth Blues 4. Hot Tamale Man 5. Arab Strut 6. King of the Zulus 7. Copenhagen 8. King Chanticleer 9. Tiger Moan Hear a clip. 10. Purple Rose of Cairo 11. Struttin' with some Barbecue 12. Sunset Cafe Stomp 13. Sweet Lotus Blossom 14. Muskrat Ramble 15. Where Did You Stay Last Night 16. Willie the Weeper 17. Washboard Wiggles Hear a clip.
Their CD, Live at the Rusty Nail, was recorded on January 26,2004, during a live concert at the Rusty Nail restaurant in Kent, OH. You can purchase the CD in the US or Canada for US$10.00 postpaid. Contact: email@example.com