Blue Moon Jazz, Fri Mar 30th, 8-11 PM, No Cover
"Comprised of local musicians, who hail from Emerald Isle, Jacksonville, and the New Bern, NC area, the Blue Moon Jazz quartet has been performing jazz standards and modern jazz for the last 14 years. Individually, however, the group’s experience spans decades. Sax man, Bob Tyson has a long career in music education and has been a prominent member and stand in artist for several local pop bands and jazz groups. Keyboardist, Tony Ray spent many years playing in jazz stage bands, local top 40 bands, and US Army bands. Drummer, Glenwood Pointe started out as a drummer at Georgetown High School in South Carolina and later studied percussion. Early in his career, he spent five years on the west coast performing and sitting in with such greats as Dave Brubeck, Lou Rawls, Ahmad Jamal. After returning to Jacksonville, he toured with several bands on the East Coast. Bass player Carlo Rouse has years of experience in playing in Jazz, R&B, and Gospal groups. Blue Moon Jazz has performed in many local area events to include the NC Seafood Festivals ’07, ’06 & ‘04, Beaufort Music Festival ’03 & ‘04, Jacksonville “Riverwalk Festival ” ‘05, several Coastal Jazz Society events in ’03,’04,’05, ’06, “Jazz Fest” in New Bern ’09 & ’10 with jazz vocalist John Van Dyke, Swansboro Arts Council events backing vocalist Ginger Garner, 2011, 2012. 2013. Beaufort, NC Mardi Gras 2012 & 2014. "Uptown Jazz Alive", Jacksonville, NC 2014.
Blue Moon Jazz has a large repertoire of jazz music and plays clubs, local events, receptions and private parties both in and outside the NC Crystal Coast area. The group can be booked as a trio, quartet, or quintet in various instrumental/vocal combinations. This addresses cost considerations, performance area, and music type requirements (e.g. “background” vs “featured” music)."