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Bill Allred

It all started in New Orleans, Bill's grandmother was born near New Orleans in the town of Franklin. His Father, John, was a jazz pianist and banjoist on many of the steamboats of the great "Strickfus Line" playing in and around New Orleans as well as up and down the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. Bill Allred was also born near the Mississippi River in the town of Rock Island. He played trombone at Rock Island High School, in the U.S.Navy Band and at St. Ambrose College. In 1971, Bill auditioned for the position of staff musician at the new Walt Disney World attraction in Orlando, Florida. He was chosen as one of the original 200 staff musicians from over 2500 auditioned. In 1974, Bill's next stop was at Rosie O'Grady's in Orlando, Florida where he organized the Goodtime Jazz Band and produced the world-famous Goodtime Show

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Freshening classic jazz

Freshening classic jazz

Trombonist Bill Allred knows how to honor the earliest jazz and the finest in big band swing without sounding dated in any way. He did so with his eight-piece Classic Jazz Band Monday, March 9 in the Charlotte County Jazz Society's concert series in Port Charlotte FL. The Orlando-based octet is a high-energy outfit that knows ...

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Looking Ahead: Southwest Florida jazz preview (February and March)

Looking Ahead: Southwest Florida jazz preview (February and March)

The 2014-15 jazz concert season is running hot in Southwest Florida. Here is a rundown of noteworthy jazz events, principally in the Sarasota to Naples territory, in February and March. Wednesday, February 4 – Guitarist Pat Martino is the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra’s special guest. Daniels Pavilion, Naples. 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday, February 9, ...

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Last Call Late Night Jam This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

Last Call Late Night Jam This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

Often at late night jam sessions, when the bartender is about to give “last call," the best jazz of the evening can be heard and savored. Those who stick around get rewarded with some of the hardest swinging, most creative music there is. It was on a night like this, at the end of the Sacramento ...

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Did Les Lieber Play Jazz at Noon for the Last Time?

Read "Did Les Lieber Play Jazz at Noon for the Last Time?" reviewed by Daniel Kassell

Les Lieber and Friends Jazz at NoonThe Players New York, NYJune 3, 2011 At age 99,Les Lieber was feted with lots of applause at The Players in New York City's Gramercy Park, because of a May 5, 2011 feature article by Corey Kilgannon in the New York Times, featuring the ...

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2009


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