Join Zuzu’s Hot 5 at WTA’s Gateway in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 8 pm. The Gateway, located at 329 West Main Street in Waynesboro, is an intimate night club environment, with excellent acoustics and a welcoming atmosphere and will make the evening an experience to remember.
Zuzu’s Hot 5 is Pete Vigour (swing guitar), Doug Bethel (trombone), Brandon Rose (trumpet), Sam Green (upright bass), Paul Rosen (mandolin), and Susanna Rosen (vocals, ukes). You’ll hear rag, Dixieland, blues and pop from 1910 to the early 1930s. Think Fats Waller, Louis and Lil Harding Armstrong, Kid Ory, Papa Charlie Jackson, Bessie Smith and Ruth Etting.
Pete Vigour is a multi-talented instrumentalist deeply rooted in traditional Appalachian music and turn-of-the-century genres. Longtime local music teacher, his band of 28 years with his wife Ellen, Uncle Henry’s Favorites, was featured on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. He plays ld time and swing with The Lovell Coleman Band. Local legendary trombonistDoug Bethel has been honing his craft for over 30 years. A graduate of The VCU Jazz Studies Program, Doug has performed on both the Royal Caribbean and Carnival cruise lines. He can also be seen playing with the Doug Bethel Trio and The UVA Jazz Ensemble with John D’earth in and around Charlottesville, VA. Brandon Rose has provided his excellent trumpet and cornet skills for Baaba Seth, Conjuto Sason, The UVA Jazz Ensemble and Mami Gato in addition to Zuzu’s Hot 5. Multi-talented instrumentalist and dance caller Paul Rosen has a life-long passion for traditional Appalachian, Blues, Cajun and swing. He is a founding member of The Buzzard Rock Bayou Boys, member of the Cajun band Jolie Fille, the UVA Klezmer Ensemble with Joel Rubin, and the contra dance band Floorplay. Bassist Sam Green is also a member of the powerhouse rock band, Second Opinion. Susanna Rosen has toured with The Alex Caton Band, is a former member of ACME Swing Mfg. Co., is a founding member of the all-girl jazz quartet, Broadband, and the ’20s trio Five Foot Two. Her extensive collection of 78 records and sheet music provide inspiration for this joyous jazz combo. Zuzu’s mob has you in their sights. They’ll be partying until last call or until the joints raided. Be there!
Advanced tickets for Zuzu’s Hot 5 are $10 and are available online at www.wtagateway.com or by calling the box office at 540-943-9999. To take advantage of the advance ticket price you must order your tickets before 5pm on Friday, January 31, 2014. Remaining tickets will be available at the box office on the night of performance for $12. WTA’s Gateway box office opens thirty minutes prior to the performance start time. Seating is limited.
Join us at the beautiful Gateway Theater in Waynesboro, Va for a stellar evening of vintage jazz: peppy, sultry and silly! Expect Dixieland, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong! Zuzu’s got you covered.