Some of our regional Jazz performers:
John enjoys playing a variety of styles from blues to zydeco, but his main focus is on classic Jazz from the 20’s and 30’s through the 70’s. He has performed at a variety of venues locally, around the U.S. and internationally. John is a part-time resident and frequent performer in New Orleans and has been a member of Shore Jazz since 1999 and has been regular on the Eastern Shore Jazz scene for over 15 years. http://www.myspace.com/johnwewart
Mike began drumming, performing and recording in NYC with several bands in early 80's improvisational music and art scene. After a decade in NY Mike relocated to Southern Delaware and made the transition to “straight-ahead” Jazz. In addition to shore Jazz, which Mike has been a part of since 2000, he also performs and records with several other regional Jazz combos .
_Additional colleagues that share the stage with Shore Jazz
Best known in jazz circles as a “stride” pianist, Joe’s influences and background are diverse, and his performances are eclectic. He has toured the United States performing Jazz in various festivals and as a soloist demonstrating varied approaches to musical improvisation. His seventh CD, Stories Without Words, is a collection of freely improvised compositions. he is also a board certified music therapist (MT-BC) Joe is a regular on the bandstand with Shore Jazz visit www.joeholtsnotes.com
Vocalist Holly Lane
Holly has been a member of the Shore Jazz family since 2000, she attended the Washington School of Ballet in Washington D.C. and has performed throughout Europe - living in Paris for fifteen years. In Paris her love of Jazz was born; discovering the clubs and “Caves a Jazz” where the legends of Jazz performed during the post-war years. She has appeared in French musical comedies, club med, Euro Disney and on Cruise Ships around the globe. After returning home to the East Coast Holly joined the musicians of Shore Jazz, working at Festivals, Jazz clubs and at private functions throughout the region, her swinging vocals and sultry ballads are a perfect match with this well seasoned combo.
John Ewart with Vic England at there steady Frtiday nite at the Back Porch Cafe in Rehoboth DE, Vic fills in with Shore Jazz and also heads his own combo.