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!

Titan Hot Seven

The Titan Hot Seven remains one of the hottest jazz bands on land and sea! A most versatile ensemble, this band of merry men features traditional jazz, swing, ballads, ragtime, novelty tunes, and spontaneous, outrageous humor in every one of their sets. Rather than relying on set arrangements, the Titans tailor their music and mirth to each audience, guaranteeing that each show is full of surprises for everyone, including the performers!

Hailed by fan, musician and critic alike, the Titan Hot Seven possesses a powerhouse ensemble capable of going from a whisper to a roar in the space of one tune. The musicians’ rapport with their audience and each other combines with their volcanically hot playing and between-tune shenanigans. The band is flooded with requests to return to virtually every festival, club and concert venue they have played. As well, they continue to be featured artists with Jazzdagen tours, bringing their musical mayhem to all corners of the globe!

Every one of the band’s seven CDs has garnered an A+ rating from American Rag columnist Cam Miller. Don Jones, publisher and editor of American Rag, calls them "the hands-down best tent-packers," so get there early if you want a seat!

Jeff Barnhart – leader, piano, vocals
Danny Coots – drums
Jerry Krahn – banjo, guitar
Flip Oakes – trumpet
Otis Mourning – reeds
Jim Fryer – trombone
Ike Harris – tuba, bass – “Weary Blues” (Jazz Bash 2011) – “Beale Street Blues” (Jazz Bash 2011)

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