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  • New Orleans is the Academy.  Classes include 300 level bandleading, 200 level trio conduct; practicum in vocal accompaniment; 200 level repertoire classes; instant pot pressure cooking 101; making gumbo 101; space efficiency practicum.

  • Played at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 50th Anniversary with the Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble.

  • Played for the French Quarter Festival with the Audacity Brass Band

  • I now possess an exquisite gumbo recipe.

"It's been my pleasure, folks!"
(Recent appearances in reverse chronological order)
May 2019, New Orleans

Steve Pistorius Quartet at Buffa's

Frog and Henry at DBA

Tim Laughlin at Astor Crowne Plaza

Host Band at the Starlight jam sessions

Strolling trio brunch at Palace Cafe

April 2019, New Orleans

Bix Tribute with Kris Tokarski at Bombay Club

Doro Wat at Three Muses

Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 50th anniversary

Steamboat Stompers on the Steamboat Natchez

Kris Tokarski Duo at Bombay Club

Nahum Zdybel Trio at Starlight

Steve Pistorius Quartet at Buffa's

Frog and Henry at DBA

Strolling trio brunch at Palace Cafe

Tom Saunders Hot Cats "Jazz Band Brawl" at Happyland

April 2019, Austin

Texas Moaners at Quality Seafood

Rock Step Relevators at White Horse

Floyd Domino All Stars at Sam's Town Point

March 2019

Rod Jellema Memorial Celebration at the University of Maryland (presentation and live performance)

A Splendid Wake at George Washington University in DC (presentation celebrating Rod Jellema)

Hollywood Revue at The Highball (monthly regular gig)

Rock Step Relevators at White Horse (weekly regular gig)

Quartet at Sour Duck Farmer's Market (weekly regular gig)

Rent Party at Batch Craft Beers and Kolaches (semi-monthly regular gig)

Texas Moaners at Quality Seafood (weekly regular gig)

Texas Moaners at dance event, San Antonio

Texas Moaners at Batch (the last of our semi-monthly regular gig there)

Rent Party at Texas Keeper Cider

Hollywood Revue Central Market North (monthly regular gig)

Floyd Domino All Stars at the Hill Top Cafe in Fredericksburg

Floyd Domino All Stars at Sam's Town Point

Swingsters at Wessels Hall in Pioneer Farms

Floyd Domino Trio at Headliners

La Grosse Tete at Whitestone Brewery in Cedar Park

February, 2019

Bobby Black Quartet San Francisco Steakhouse in San Antonio

Rock Step Relevators at The White Horse (weekly regular gig)

Texas Moaners at Batch (semi-monthly regular gig)

Texas Moaners at Quality Seafood (weekly regular gig)

Rent Party at a private birthday party

Hollywood Revue at The Highball (monthly regular gig)

Rent Party at Batch (semi-monthly regular gig)

Floyd Domino All Stars at Devil's Backbone Tavern, Fischer, TX

Rent Party at Hot Rhythm Holiday, Texas Federation of Women's Clubs

Rent Party at Stay Gold (weekly regular gig)

Hollywood Revue at Yarborough Austin Public Library

Sahara Swingtet at Alamo Stomp, San Antonio

Dirty River Dixie Band jazz masterclass at university

Hollywood Revue Central Market Westgate (monthly regular gig)

Dirty River Dixie Band at Luna, San Antonio

Floyd Domino All Stars at Sam's Town Point (monthly regular gig)

Minor Mishap Marching Band Birthday Bash

January, 2019

Rock Step Relevators at the White Horse (weekly regular gig)

Texas Moaners at Quality Seafood (weekly regular gig)

Brooks Prumo Orchestra at Jazz, TX in San Antonio

Texas Moaners at Batch Craft Beers and Kolaches

Rent Party at Stay Gold (weekly regular gig)

Rent Party at Jazz, TX in San Antonio

Bat City Seven cylinder recording session with Colin Hancock

Hollywood Revue at Central Market North (monthly regular gig)

Recording session with Anthony Locke

Sahara Swingtet for "Live Jive" dance event at Live in the City

Private trio gig at Patika Wine and Coffee

Kris Tokarski Quartet at the Bombay Club, NYE, New Orleans

2018 Highlights
(...in addition to weekly regular gigs)
December, 2018

Kris Tokarski Trio at the Bombay Club, New Orleans

Jonathan Doyle Swingtet at "Soul at Seoul" swing dance event in Seoul, South Korea.

August, 2018

Steve Pistorius Hot Five and Hot Seven Tribute Band, Satchmo Fest, New Orleans

March, 2018

Capitol Hill Chorale 25th Anniversary Concert featuring "David Jellema Quintet"

(More highlights from this year coming when I locate my 2018 datebook!)
"..and I'm looking forward to our next.."
(Some music highlights in forward chronological order)

(For a more thorough calendar of my upcoming performances, see my "shows" page..)

Roswell Jazz Festival, Roswell, NM  October 16-20, 2019

Second Line Survivors benefit concert for KRGW, Las Cruces, NM December 6, 2019

Second Line Survivors concert, TBD, Silver City, NM  December 7, 2019

This older Austin Statesman article features the recording session of the Bat City Six onto wax cylinders by Colin Hancock.  

From left: Colin Hancock, Wes Borghesi, Lyon Graulty, Mark Gonzales, Jellema, Jon Doyle, Hal Smith.

Nine days in South Korea with wonderful musicians. Hosted by a lovely couple, this swing dance festival lasted three full days. We played in two additional venues in advance of the dance event..  

We ate REALLY well.

Here's a video of the opening event.  Band starts at 11:20.

For this concert, I took stock choral arrangements and edited them liberally for playability with a jazz sextet of top-notch DC musicians. We played tunes from The American Songbook (which is the title of their cd).  Check out their title of my six-piece group.

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While they were celebrating their 25th anniversary of performance, I was concurrently celebrating my own 40th on the same night:  March 10 (1978).

 

Here is a sample of this performance:

Get Happy - Captitol Hill Chorale with David Jellema
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