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Saturday 1:00PM – De Anza 2:30PM – De Anza

Royal Society Jazz Orchestra

Don Neely and the ten-piece Royal Society Jazz Orchestra from San Francisco, are renowned for authentically capturing the exciting sound of big band swing, hot syncopated jazz, blues, and music of the Cotton Club. Innovators such as Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Paul Whiteman, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Bix Biederbecke and Louis Armstrong are among the RSJO’s inspirations. Yet, you will discover immediately upon listening to their recordings, that the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra has an intriguing personality and style of its own. Dancers are electrified by the sound of the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra. Songs in their repertoire include those written by George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter, Walter Donaldson, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, and many others from Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, vaudeville and the silver screen.


Don Neely – leader, reeds

Carla Normand – vocals

Andrew Storar – first cornet

Kent Mikasa – second cornet

Robert Embry – tenor, reeds

Dick Mathias – first alto, reeds

Steve Apple – drums

Dix Bruce – guitar, banjo

Frederick Hodges – piano, vocals

Marty Eggers – bass, tuba

Brent Bergman – trombone