MARCH 6 - 8, 2015

At the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center

Welcome to Monterey Bay, where we’ve been presenting the best in early jazz, big band, swing, ragtime, blues, zydeco and gypsy jazz for 35 years!

Ellis Island Boys

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The Ellis Island Boys, formerly known as the Reynolds Brothers Rhythm Rascals, are a fun and exciting jazz quartet, who will delight you with a wide selection of jazz tunes from the 20s and 30s, including specialty numbers, vocals and even sophisticated ballads. Brothers John and Ralf, grandsons of the legendary screen star ZaSu Pitts, are both veterans of many years at various Disney theme parks. John sings, whistles, and plays brilliant guitar. Ralf is considered by many to be one of the world’s greatest living washboard players. Katie Cavera, on bass, has her own legions of fans, and band newcomer, Nate Kettner, adds swing and pizzaz with his hot leads on saxophone.

Ralf Reynolds – leader, washboard, vocals
John Reynolds – guitar, vocals
Katie Cavera – string bass, vocals
Nate Kettner – reeds – “Nagasaki”

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