AND HIS TIGER TULIP JAZZ BAND
A longtime TSJS favorite, band leader and reedman Dan Levinson returns with another of his iconic traditional jazz groups. His Tiger Tulip septet, features vocalist Molly Ryan and some of New York’s top trad jazz instrumentalists.
Sunday, September 18, 2016 – 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Haddonfield Concert -
A specialist in traditional jazz and swing whom the Mississippi Rag once termed the
Dan Levinson includes such names as Mel Tormé, Wynton Marsalis and Dick Hyman on
his roster of musical associates. A Los Angeles native, Dan has been based in New
York since 1983, although his busy schedule often takes him across the continent
and around the world. He has performed in Brazil with filmmaker Woody Allen’s band,
as well as in Japan, Iceland, and eighteen European countries. From 1990 to 2002
Dan toured with singer/guitarist Leon Redbone. Since 1993 he has been a member of
Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, with whom he has appeared at Carnegie Hall, on Late
Night with Conan O’Brien, and on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion radio
program. Dan’s successful Benny Goodman tributes have been presented both on the
East Coast with James Langton’s New York All-
“A critic’s favorite” – so proclaims author and music writer for The Wall Street
Journal Will Friedwald in reference to Molly Ryan. He goes on to say, “Molly swings
the melody – as well as the words – without affectation of any kind. She brings a
“Eloquent trumpet prodigy” Mike Davis (Wall Street Journal) has a voice beyond his
years on his instrument. His playing is imbued with the sounds of Prohibition-
$20 General Admission
High school and college students with IDs and
younger children with a paying adult are free
Pay at the door -
29 Warwick Road
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
15 minutes from the Ben Franklin Bridge
Trombonist Jim Fryer made his professional debut at the age of 16 in the Boston area. He later joined the Paradise City Jazz Band in Northampton, Massachusetts, and played many festivals with them. Since that time, Jim has toured internationally every year, performed on dozens of recordings, made TV appearances, and played a variety of theaters and concert halls throughout New England. Jim first visited England in 1988 and has returned every year since then with Classic Jazz Epochs and Jeff Barnhart, Paradise City JB, the Hot Cats, and as a solo performer with the UK’s best musicians, including Humphrey Lyttleton, Kenny Baker and Digby Fairweather. Now living in New York, Jim is one of the busiest brass men in the city, a featured performer with the Titan Hot Seven Jazz Band and Vince Giordano's Nighthawks. In his travels he has shared the stage with Doc Cheatham, Kenny Davern, Butch Thompson, Dave Brubeck, Slide Hampton, Milt Jackson and Rosemary Clooney.
Mark Shane began his professional career as a pianist in dance bands in the metropolitan New York area. His jazz influences came from the recordings of the masters: Louis Armstrong, Earl Hines, Fats Waller, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young and Benny Goodman. During an extended tenure as house pianist in New York's "Eddie Condon's" jazz club, Mark added a distinctive new voice to the Condon tradition of hot ensemble playing and, at the same time, developed his solo jazz piano style through exposure to the masterworks of James P. Johnson, Teddy Wilson and Art Tatum. He has toured with the Smithsonian Jazz Repertory Ensemble under the direction of Bob Wilber, and was featured in the 50th Anniversary Benny Goodman memorial concert at Carnegie Hall.
Bassist Mike Weatherly, who performed for TSJS with banjoist/vocalist Cynthia Sayer two years ago, has played every style from Big Band to Cajun, Western Swing and Jazz. No stranger to gospel, he is the bassist for the Lafayette Inspirational Ensemble and is regularly featured in the “Sounds of Praise” Gospel brunch series at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He has played for former President Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, and the 20th anniversary celebration of Pope St. John Paul II. A regular with the Stan Rubin Big Band, he has also performed with The Ed Polcer Allstars, folk singer Pete Seeger, Banu Gibson and many others.
Kevin Dorn has been one of the busiest drummers in traditional jazz for years. He
is dedicated to carrying on the tradition of the great ensemble drummers such as
Cliff Leeman, Dave Tough, George Wettling, Buzzy Drootin and Morey Feld — drummers
who played for the benefit of the band and who were masters of time. This commitment
and intensity has led to steady work with such stellar musicians as Dan Barrett,
Ed Polcer, Dick Hyman, Allan Vaché, Bob Wilber, Warren Vaché, Dan Levinson, Mark
Shane, Terry Blaine, Randy Sandke, Banu Gibson, Jon-
Photo by Neal Siegal