The excitement is building! Our annual Champagne Gala is Friday, March 7, at Harry’s Savoy Grill. If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, you can make your reservations online.
Tickets for the event are $125
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Barbone Street, the most sought after
jazz band in Philadelphia area.
The Barbone Street Jazz Band was first formed in 1996 when clarinetist Steve Barbone and a group of professional jazz musicians decided to fill an existing niche for tasteful New Orleans Jazz and Swing. The musicians shared a love for jazz and recognized a growing trend to swing dancing, American Songbook and Mardi Gras music among the younger people. Especially in local colleges.
The musicians in Barbone Street have performed with some of the legends of jazz in the 20th and 21st centuries. As individuals, band members performed with Lester Young, Billie Holiday, Clifford Brown, Charlie Ventura, Ben Webster, Harry James, Peggy Lee, Louis Prima, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Yank Lawson, Pee Wee Erwin, Bob Haggart, Miff Mole, Theonious Monk, Sidney Bechet, Muggsy Spanier et al. They also worked with "Society Bands" fronted by Lester Lanin, Howard Lanin and Meyer Davis. And when big money beckoned, they toured with the likes of Fabian, Chubby Checker, Barry Manilow and Liberace and did long running TV Shows including many years on the Mike Douglas Show and 13 TV specials with Peggy Lee.
Jazz is a unique American Art Form. It evolved in New Orleans from roots in Africa, Europe and the Caribbean among Blacks, Creoles and Whites. This musical evolution may never have been possible without the melting pot environment of the Crescent City and the ambiance of Mardi Gras. As Louis Armstrong would say early in the 20th century, "There was music everywhere and when those Mardi Gras bands started to play, those cats would swing up a mess, no foolin."
About 1915, jazz started to move from New Orleans northward to Kansas City, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. Prohibition sped up the process as the music became a favorite in speakeasies. It became America’s popular music in the 1920s and thereafter spread worldwide.
Barbone Street Jazz is a continuation in the evolutionary process of Swing and hot jazz Dixieland. We seek to put our own stamp on the hot form of jazz by combining our individual styles into a free swinging band sound. We match the rhythm section to the function.
We have added a new feature this year, Electronic Bidding on all silent auction items. All bidding will be done through your own cell phone or computer! You can bid from anywhere, anytime before the close of the auction right from your own device! You even get an update if you are outbid!
Here’s How it Works:
Auction items are available online NOW at champagne.myab.co. Register for the event, view the items and begin BIDDING! Additional items will become available over the coming weeks, so be sure to check back to see what’s hot!
After you register you will get a welcome text message and then there are 4 ways to bid:
On-line and Mobile bidding services are hosted by AuctionsByCellular. Please don't hesitate to contact us at DGSinfo@delawareguidance.org should you have any questions between now and the event.
We hope to see you there, but if you can’t attend, you can still support DGS by remote bidding on our auction items.
With your help, DGS exceeded it $60,00 goal for the 60th Anniversary Fund Drive. We are grateful to all of you who supported our efforts.
Details to Come Soon