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Tri-State Jazz Society Presents... 
Doug Munro And La Pompe Attack - May 19, 2013

PHILADELPHIA - Doug Munro and La Pompe Attack will play for Tri-State Jazz Society on Sunday, May 19 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. This concert will be at Haddonfield United Methodist Church, 29 Warwick Road, Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Two-time Grammy-nominated guitar virtuoso Doug Munro will lead a Django Reinhardt-influenced Gyspy jazz quartet in their interpretations of popular melodies as well as classic Django compositions. 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:

Doug Munro And La Pompe Attack

Doug Munro - Guitar, Leader
Bill Nixon - Violin
Ernie Pugliese - Rhythm Guitar
Michael Goetz - Bass

Gypsy Jazz is usually played by an acoustic ensemble including one or more guitars, a clarinet, accordion or violin, and a bass. The characterisic "Manouche" rhythm, popularized by Django Reinhardt and the Quintette du Hot Club de France in the 1930s, employs a steady up-down strumming technique known as the "pump"--or, La Pompe. Reinhardt is frequently credited with revolutionizing jazz guitar and has influenced just about anyone who's picked up the instrument ever since, including "popular" musicians such as Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Chet Atkins, Jose Feliciano and Jerry Garcia. In Europe, the Django tradition lives on in the music of  present-day gypsy artists including Stochelo Rosenberg, Birelli Lagrene and Angelo Debarre.  

Doug Munro is an established veteran of the New York music scene. Since 1987 he has released eleven albums as a leader and has appeared on over fifty recordings as a sideman, producer, and/or arranger working with a diverse array of artists including Dr. John, Michael Brecker and Dr. Lonnie Smith.  Doug has had over seventy-five original published compositions and over three hundred recorded arrangements performed by some of the finest players in the world. His current CD, “A Very Gypsy Christmas,” is a swinging Django-style interpretation of fifteen of your all time favorite Christmas songs. Doug has received two Grammy nominations and two NAIRD awards, and picked "Boogaloo to Beck," on which Doug performed, arranged and co-produced, as one of its Top Ten Jazz CDs of 2003. He's written four books on jazz improvisation for Alfred Music, was Director of the Jazz Studies Program at The Conservatory of Music at Purchase College from 1993-2002, and continues to teach there as Director Emeritus. 

Ernie Pugliese is self-taught and came to the music of Django and the Hot Club of France after his retirement from a thirty-year business career. He has gigged all over the Delaware Valley with any number of jazz groups and counts Pat Martino and Jim Hall among his most enduring influences. For Ernie, the gypsy repertoire is not only a creative outlet but pure toe-tapping, finger-snapping, head-bobbing fun.

Violinist Bill Nixon has played with the Bryn Athyn Orchestra, the Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey, the Audobon Symphony Orchestra, the Rose Tree Pops Orchestra, the Orchestra and the Adult Chamber Players of the Settlement Music School, and is currently is a member of Cantabile, The Tarantulas and the Hot Club Canaries. He's the violinist for noted Kirtan artist Yvette Om, in concert, and on her recently released CD, "In The Arms of Love." Besides Gypsy Jazz, he plays for several prominent Zydeco and Contra Dancing goups. 

Michael Goetz has played bass with all sorts of world class musicians as well as with the Glenn Miller Big Band and the Lou Anderson Big Band. He's performed at many prestigious New York-area clubs including Trumpets, The 55 Bar, Michaels Pub, the Iridium Jazz Club, Cleopatra's Needle and Smalls, and has recorded on many tribute albums including "Pink Floyd," "The Dixie Chicks," "Celine Dion"and "The Beach Boys." He's worked on Broadway in The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Ragtime and Beauty and the Beast. He has a Bachelor of Music in Jazz & Studio Music from the University of Miami and an M.F.A. in Jazz Performance from SUNY Purchase.

You can hear Doug Munro And La Pompe Attack in action at: or at:

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

P.O. Box 896
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

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.




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