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Wayne Bergeron/Rich Wetzel: Wayne Bergeron with Rich Wetzel's Groovin' Higher Jazz Orchestra

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There is a "young man with a horn" in Tacoma, WA, named Rich Wetzel, who has taken on a millennial mission to re-create, preserve and in some instances update the big band excitement of that golden age called the Swing Era. Wetzel, far from unknown, is an established Holton-Leblanc trumpet clinician. And his dedication to the ...


Rich Wetzel and his Groovin Higher Jazz Orchestra: Live at Jazzbones

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Jazz and Blues come in all hues. The basic sounds of jazz and blues that we have been weaned on are so enduring, so indestructible, they show up in rock, country, pop, Dixieland, every idiom from Afro-Cuban to Zydeco...from hip-hop to be-bop. They also form the basis of much of the big band swing heard on ...