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High energy, enthusiastic style of traditional and
Dixieland jazz music for any event that
encourages audiences
to stomp their feet, clap their hands, and
sing along
.

     
 

2014 Celebrates our 20th Year!

     

 

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It all began in October 1993 when The Yosemite Jazz Band established its roots in the mountain community of Oakhurst, California, located just outside of Yosemite National Park. Berl Howell, our band's fearless leader, approached Ted Strauss and Jim Kirin about forming a traditional jazz band. Other local musicians came on board and it wasn't long before the band was rolling. In the summer of 1994, the newly formed band began performing at the Oakhurst Pizza Factory, which has become an annual tradition. The band quickly gained a loyal following and many gigs ensued.

The Yosemite Jazz Band added more local musicians over the years, including Pat Mierkey, Jeff Gurule, James Mierkey, and Larry Vaccaro. We share a lot of fun performing for our friends.

California Mid-State Fair July 2012

As you plan your trip to Yosemite National Park and find yourself in the Oakhurst area, please stop by and see us. The band performs every Thursday night at the Pizza Factory from 6:30 PM through 8:30 PM, from May through September. Enjoy a pizza, the warm Summer evening, good company, and our traditional jazz sounds.

The band's repertoire includes an entertaining blend of Dixieland jazz, early swing, gospel, and traditional jazz favorites. The Yosemite Jazz Band performs for dances, county fairs, jazz festivals, weddings, funerals, parties, church events, grand openings, and many other functions. No matter what your function or event, an entertaining performance by The Yosemite Jazz Band is sure to please.

 

Our Resume' - Thank you!

The Oakhurst Pizza Factory

Fresno Dixieland Society

Modesto Traditional Jazz Society

Monterey Hot Jazz Society

Sierra Traditional Jazz Club

The Pismo Beach Basin Street Regulars

Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society

Valley Jazz Club

Casey's Tavern in Canoga Park

The Golden Chain Theater

SKP Park of the Sierra

La Feliz Guild of Children's Hospital of Central California

Oakhurst Community Concert Band

The Sounds of Mardi Gras Jazz Festival

Blue Street Jazz Band

The Mother Lode Hot Jazz Party

Yosemite International Jazz Festival

Wonder Valley Ranch Resort and Conference Center

Bass Lake Recreational Resort

The Blue Heron Restaurant and Lounge

The Pines Resort at Bass Lake

River Creek Golf Course

The American Cancer Society

Sugar Pine Christian Camps

Oakhurst Knights of Columbus

Our Lady of the Sierra Catholic Church

Yosemite Lakes Community Church

Sierra Pines Church

Madera Grace Community Church

Coarsegold Elementary School

Oakhurst Elks Lodge

Groveland Rotary Club

Fresno Flats Historical Park

Mariposa Club of the Yosemite Democrats

Oakhurst True Value Hardware

Madera Ford Mercury

Madera Office Depot

KMPH FOX TV-26 Fresno, Great Day Festive Friday

Madera District Fair

Mariposa County Fair and Homecoming

California Mid-State Fair

 

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