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Tri-State Jazz Society Presents...
Marty Grosz and the Hot Winds - January 13, 2013

PHILADELPHIA - Marty Grosz and the Hot Winds will play for Tri-State Jazz Society on Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. This concert will be at Haddonfield United Methodist Church, 29 Warwick Road, Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Vintage guitarist Marty Grosz is a legend of the jazz world and is today's foremost jazz rhythm player. Half-price admission is $10, available for first-time attendees and members; general admission is $20. High school and college students with IDs and children accompanied by a paying adult are free. Pay at the door; there are no advance sales or reservations. The church is about 15 minutes from central Philadelphia via the Ben Franklin Bridge. There's free parking. For information call (856) 720-0232 or visit: www.tristatejazz.org.


Marty Grosz and the Hot Winds

Marty Grosz - Guitar, Vocals, Leader
Dan Tobias - Trumpet
Scott Robinson - Clarinet and Saxophones
Ed Wise - String Bass

Vintage guitarist and raconteur Marty Grosz is a legend of the jazz world. He is today's foremost jazz rhythm guitarist and chord soloist. His virtuosity on the guitar, his sometimes soulful, sometimes-humorous vocals and his dry-wit storytelling make for a memorable and entertaining program. Born in Germany, Marty was brought to America at the age of three and grew up on Long Island. He says he plays acoustic guitar “because amplification makes it too easy.” The Hot Winds, led by Marty on guitar, include three of the east coast's top jazz performers, cornetist Dan Tobias, reedman Scott Robinson and string bassist Ed Wise. The last time Marty Grosz and the Hot Winds played for TSJS was March 2009. Many left that concert with smiles on their faces and requests that we bring them back soon. It’s taken almost four years, so don’t miss them!

For more about Marty Grosz, visit his website at: www.martygrosz.com. See and hear him on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfoigHsOX94.

Dan Tobias has become a much sought-after cornetist in the Delaware Valley, and also nationally. He can be heard performing with the Midiri Brothers, Jerry Rife's Rhythm Kings, Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, and Ed Wise and his New Orleans Jazz Band. His phrasing is lyrical, his tone fat and relaxed.

Marty says, "Scott Robinson, owns and performs upon every single reed instrument known to mankind, from the tiny sopranino clarinet to the massive contra-bass saxophone.  He has outwrestled the mighty double-reed sarrusophone which produces tones so deep that it is forbidden by law to play it within a quarter mile of a suspension bridge."

Ed Wise has been on the music faculty at Loyola University, New Orleans, and currently serves as musical director for the University of Pennsylvania's jazz ensemble. Moving to Philadelphia from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, he is a member of the Tri-State Jazz Society board of directors and has appeared at numerous jazz festivals around the globe. He returns to New Orleans every spring to perform at the French Quarter Festival and JazzFest.

Haddonfield United Methodist Church
The Haddonfield United Methodist Church is located near the center of town, just south of Kings Highway on Warwick Road. Tri-State Jazz Society concerts are held in Fellowship Hall, a large performance space with good acoustics and an excellent piano. There is a free parking lot and the church is two blocks from the PATCO station.

CONTACT: Sally Cannon
(856) 720-0232
E-mail: publicity@tristatejazz.org
Web: www.tristatejazz.org

TRI-STATE JAZZ SOCIETY
P.O. Box 896
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Background:
Tri-State Jazz Society, formed in 1988, is dedicated to the preservation and live performance of traditional jazz including Dixieland, swing, ragtime, and boogie-woogie. All concerts are open to the public and feature leading professional small jazz bands and soloists. Monthly concerts are presented at venues throughout the Philadelphia area. The society is a non-profit educational corporation supported by its members.

Photos:
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Newsletter: 
www.tristatejazz.org/strutter.pdf

Directions:
www.tristatejazz.org/Directions-Haddonfield.pdf

Concert Schedule:
www.tristatejazz.org/schedule.pdf


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