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Wildman Brothers with Mary Fagan
Friday February 14, 2020: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission: BYOB:
Jim and Tim Wildman, leaders of Brooklyn's JT Wildman Jazz Band, will join up with the State Street Jazz Band and vocalist Mary Fagan on Valentine's Day for an exciting night of Hot Jazz.

The brass playing Wildman brothers have got jazz in their blood. Their father Howard played trumpet with famous jazzman Red Nichols and His Five Pennies in the 1930s. As boys, Tim followed in his father’s footsteps with the trumpet while Jim took up the trombone. The two brothers went on to professional careers; Jim as an attorney and Tim as a psychotherapist and minister. Some 20 years ago they rediscovered their love for playing jazz together and commenced to honing their craft in ernest. Their band now performs regularly to packed houses in Brooklyn, NY. One hot jazz band isn't enough for Jim, though, so he also fronts New York City's Hot Papa Jazz Band.

Vocalist Mary Fagan has performed across the US and overseas. She fronts The Tall Granite Big Band, The Honey Bees Band and performs solo shows up and down the East Coast and in Austin, Texas. Colorado’s Summit Daily News calls Fagan "...Billie Holiday in bell bottoms..." The Charlotte Observer says "...Her voice will knock you off your chair!"

It’s horns that make Hot Jazz unique, so the formidable Jock Irvine (Boston Civic Symphony, Metropolitan Brass Quintet of Boston, New England Brass) will be providing the bass part on Tuba and Greg Mostovoy (Tall Granite Big Band, Manchuka, Marine Corps Band) will throw down his exquisite talents on saxophone. Completing the State Street Jazz Band are award wining gypsy-jazz guitarist Bryan Killough (Hot Club of Portland, Seacoast Jazz Band) and Groovy Ed Raczka (Tall Granite Big Band, Honey Bees Band, 39th Army Band), on drums.