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High energy, enthusiastic style of traditional and Dixieland jazz music for any event that encourages audiences to stomp their feet, clap their hands and sing along.
It all began in 1993 when The Yosemite Jazz Band established its roots in the mountain community of Oakhurst, California, located near Yosemite National Park. Berl Howell, our band's fearless leader, approached Ted Strauss and Jim Kirin about forming a traditional jazz band. Other local musicians came on board and it wasn't long before the band was rolling. In the summer of 1994, the newly formed band began its performances at the Oakhurst Pizza Factory, which has become an annual tradition. The band quickly gained a loyal following and many gigs ensued.
The band added more local musicians over the years, including Pat Mierkey, Jeff Gurule, James Mierkey, and Larry Vaccaro. We share a lot of fun performing for our friends.
California Mid-State Fair July 2012
As you plan your trip to Yosemite National Park and find yourself in the Oakhurst area, please stop by and see us. The band performs every Thursday night at the Pizza Factory from 6:30 PM through 8:30 PM, from May through September. Enjoy a pizza, the warm Summer evening, good company, and our traditional jazz sounds.
The band's repertoire includes an entertaining blend of Dixieland jazz, early swing, gospel, and traditional jazz favorites. The Yosemite Jazz Band performs for dances, county fairs, jazz festivals, weddings, funerals, parties, church events, grand openings, and many other functions. No matter what your function or event, an entertaining performance by The Yosemite Jazz Band is sure to please.
Our Resume' - Thank you!
The Pizza Factory in Oakhurst
Fresno Dixieland Society
Modesto Traditional Jazz Society
Valley Jazz Club
Monterey Hot Jazz Society
Sierra Traditional Jazz Club in Three Rivers
The Pismo Beach Basin Street Regulars
Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society
Casey's Tavern in Canoga Park
SKP Park of the Sierra
La Feliz Guild of Children's Hospitals of Central California
Oakhurst Community Concert Band
Blue Street Jazz Band
The Mother Lode Hot Jazz Party in Jackson
Yosemite International Jazz Festival
Wonder Valley Ranch Resort and Conference Center
The Blue Heron Restaurant and Lounge
The Pines Resort at Bass Lake
River Creek Golf Course
The American Cancer Society
Sugar Pine Christian Camps
Oakhurst Knights of Columbus
Yosemite Lakes Community Church
Sierra Pines Church
Madera Grace Community Church
Coarsegold Elementary School
Oakhurst Elks Lodge
Groveland Rotary Club
Fresno Flats Historical Park
Mariposa Club of the Yosemite Democrats
Oakhurst True Value Hardware
Madera Ford Mercury
Madera Office Depot
Madera District Fair
Mariposa County Fair and Homecoming
California Mid-State Fair
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