ZUZU’S HOT 5
is Pete Vigour (acoustic guitar), Doug Bethel (trombone), Brandon Rose (trumpet), Aaron Ollwell (clarinet), Sam Green (upright bass), Paul Rosen (tenor banjo), and Susanna Rosen (vocals, uke). You’ll hear stomps, Dixieland, blues and pop from the 1900s to the early 1930s. Think Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, and Bessie Smith.
♦ Pete Vigour is a multi-instrumentalist rooted in traditional music and turn-of-the-century genres. Longtime local music teacher, his band of 30 years, Uncle Henry’s Favorites, was featured on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. He also plays swing and Old Time music with The Lovell Coleman Band. ♦ Legendary trombonist Doug Bethel has been honing his craft for 30 years. A graduate of The VCU Jazz Studies Program, Doug has performed on Royal Caribbean and Carnival cruise lines. He performs with the Doug Bethel Quartet (Trombone-ology) and The UVa Jazz Ensemble with John D’Earth. ♦ Brandon Rose has provided his excellent trumpet and cornet skills for Baaba Seth, Conjuto Sason, The UVa Jazz Ensemble, The Crozet Symphony, and Mami Gato. ♦ For over 20 years, string and wind instrumentalist Aaron Olwell has been steeped in Irish and Appalachian traditional music, but recently became aware of just how much fun trad-jazz and the clarinet are. He’s a genius at that too! By day he works with his father making 19th c. style wood flutes for musicians around the world. Aaron also plays with The Big Dixie Swingers from New Orleans, and with Boxcar Speakeasy. Multi-instrumentalist Paul Rosen has a life-long passion for traditional jazz, blues, Cajun, and Appalachian music. He is a founding member of The Buzzard Rock Bayou Boys, Floorplay, plays with Jolie Fille, and with Joel Rubin’s UVa Klezmer Ensemble. ♦ Bassist Sam Green is also a member of the powerhouse rock band, Second Opinion. He is also our sound engineer (Thank You!)♦ Susanna Rosen (vocals, ukeleles) has toured with The Alex Caton Band and ACME Swing Mfg. Co. She currently also appears with Nelson’s Jazz Rascals, The Bob Bennetta Trio, and Jelly Street Jazz.
WE’LL TAKE YOU THERE
This band runs on pure New Orleans-inspired JOY! Beer and cider tastings, wine releases, street parties, bar-b-ques, car shows, and festivals are some of the events Zuzu’s rocks. They’re available New Year’s to Christmas. Imagine your own little brass and string combo accompanying your oyster roast or garden party, Mardi Gras, or St. Pat’s Day; serenading your loved ones at Mother’s or Father’s Day, or on the bandstand on the 4th of July. Of course, The Hot 5 is always up for dances, engagements, weddings, and anniversaries. You name it–we’ll kick it.