Friends of Wallisch Homestead Present:
THE AMERICANA JUBILEE
A musical event to be held on
Date: Sunday 9/27/15 (rain or shine)
Location: The Lodge at Ocawasin
625 Macopin Road
West Milford, NJ
(Turn onto Ocawasin Way)
Dinner ,Concert , and Dance: 4:30-9:00 p.m.
One of New York’s finest “Hot Jazz
Bands” featuring rising star vocalist
MARTINA DASILVA !
There will also be some great local bands
Deborah Fisher Trio
Growing Old Disgracefully Bluegrass Band
Brothers Bringing It Back: Alex and Patrick Kerssen and friends.
Deputy Dawg and Lucy Rae with the Friends of Wallisch Professors
Exhibits ,Workshops, Performances: Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Daytime event includes: Roots Music Workshops for guitar, banjo, mandolin, clarinet, sax, piano , trumpet, and vocals. Our Wallisch Homestead “Professors “will teach technique, and history. All participants will get some ensemble performance time.
Exhibits : Films and rare recordings! Edison Wax Cylinder s ,Victrola and 78s. Vitaphone films of Vaudeville acts!
Performances at the Amphitheatre Stage with top local musicians playing ragtime, boogie woogie, blues, country ,bluegrass, rockabilly, and Dixieland. Jazz.
Daytime (Noon- 4:00pm): $10 adult, $5 kids under 16 ,Family $20
Evening (4:30- 9:00pm): $20 Adult, $10 Kids under 16 , family $35
JUBILEE SPECIAL (day and evening): $25 Adult, $15 kids, $40 Family
NOTE: Current pricing is Early Bird pricing. This Advance Sale pricing will end as of the end of day on September 22nd. Pricing will rise by $5 per ticket as of September 23rd, The higher pricing will carry forward until the day of the event with all Door Sales also at the higher pricing.. Please purchase your tickets now to take advantage of this lower pricing for a limited time.
AMERICANA JUBILEE WORKSHOPS
SPACE IS LIMITED SO SIGN UP EARLY!
WORKSHOPS ARE SOCIAL AND INFORMAL, AND WILL BE APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES AND SKILL LEVELS!
Meet The “Professors”: You will get to meet all of our Professors and hear them play a preview of tunes that will be included in the Workshops.
Main Lodge Stage 12- 1pm.
The Old Time Guitar, 5 String Banjo, and Mandolin Workshop: Old Timey Flat Picking, Acoustic Blues, and Bluegrass guitar: Flat picking and finger picking styles will be demonstrated- get tips to play American roots guitar with authentic technique and musical clarity. Claw hammer and Scruggs style banjo picking, and bluegrass mandolin basic also offered by our expert teachers. Professors: John Sheehan, Bob Bell, Larry Mandon, Brad Sicotta and Eric Hendrickson 1-3 pm
Ragtime, and Jazz Guitar and Banjo Workshop: Ragtime and Jazz Standards played and discussion of the role of guitars and banjos in the development of Jazz. Singing of jazz standards will be encouraged, so vocalists and sing -a-long participants are needed for this workshop as well ! There will be opportunity for soloists as well as ensemble play. Professors: Jeff Gaynor, Chuck Hayden, 1-2pm
The Dixieland Parade Band Workshop: This is for our Brass and Woodwind players and for Marching Band Percussionists. We will discuss the development of parade bands over the last century in New Orleans and its effect on Marching Band music worldwide. from Sousa to The Rebirth Brass Band and the phenomena of rhythm and blues and funk brass bands. This is a great opportunity for marching band and jazz players- bass and snare drummers, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, sax, tuba and Sousaphone players to demonstrate their skills and play traditional New Orleans Dixieland parade favorites with our Professors! Professors: Nick Russo, Dennis Lichtman, Jeff Gaynor, Lucy Weinman, Chuck Hayden, 2-4pm
Musical Novelty and Story Telling Song Workshop : Satire and humor and telling tall tales in American music! Hear hilarious songs from the last hundred years, and learn about contemporary musical humorists. There will be a yodeling contest and a discussion topic:“ Yodeling … Seriously…Why Yodeling?” Vocalists and players are welcome to perform their favorite novelty or story telling song. Professor: Jeff Weinman 2-3pm
Swing Dancing Lessons: Learn swing dancing basics from a great professional dance teacher. Get ready for the dinner dance and put on those dancing shoes! Our headline act Mona’s Hot Four is going to get everyone up on the floor! Learn some hot moves at this Workshop! Professor: Nissreen Almazouni from 2-4pm