Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Wolverine Jazz Band Strikes Again!

Yesterday, George A. Borgman's widow Janet C. Borgman was given a birthday party in Millis, Massachusetts. The band that performed throughout was John Clark's Wolverine Jazz Band.
The Wolverine Jazz Band with the birthday girl!

Clark and the members in attendance all knew George when he was writing stories about jazz in the Mississippi Rag and other publications. John Clark and the Wolverines was always one of his favorite  New England bands.

Performing was John Clark the leader and clarinet player, Jeff Hughes on cornet, Rick MacWilliams on tuba, Jimmy Mazzy on banjo and Ross Petot on keyboards. They played a couple of requests that Janet asked for including Egyptian Ella and  Creole Belles.

During the band's break, the noted entertainer Joey Noone, aka Joey Voices put on a terrific comic performance by imitating a number of celebrity singers and actors to the letter! The audience loved his show, so much that half of them crowded round him after his performance asking for his card.

Janet Borgman and Casey McDougal
One guest said the party brightened her day and was still raving about the music and entertainment days later!

Emmy Award winning producer and actor Casey McDougal was in attendance at the party. Her latest film The Last Poker Game in which she appears with Martin Landau and Paul Sorvino is set for it's debut tomorrow at the Tribeca Film Festival.

All-in-all the party was a hit with the Wolverine Jazz Band playing up a storm to an appreciative audience. Traditional jazz still survives in New England!

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