Hot House Jazz on Gettys Square Art Oasis
Time: 7 p.m.
Adams County Arts Council Arts Education Center
14-15 Lincoln Square
Sponsored by: Open Minds
Join us for a performance by Hot House Jazz as part of the Gettysburg Brass Band Festival!
It was the summer of 1978 when the Hot House Jazz Band got its start as South Rampart Street Parade. The band was a collection of college music majors, except for Jim Smith, the banjo player. The band played at the Gaslight Village and Storytown in Lake George New York. The summer of 1979 the band performed at Great Adventure in Jackson New Jersey. In 1980 the band changed its name to Killer Jim and His East Coast jazz band and they provided the music for the Gaslight Theatre in Tucson Arizona. Eventually all the members graduated from college and they regrouped in Pennsylvania. The name Hot House was chosen and incorporation was completed. Hot House was a roster artist with the PA Council on the Arts and PennPAT. Over the years members have come and gone and the band shrank to a trio featuring Jim Smith on tenor guitar and vocals, Paul Butler on clarinet and vocals and Eric Henry, on tuba and vocals. The Hot House trio worked for seven years as the house band for the Magnolia Café in Philadelphia winning the “Best of Philly” award. It was active in touring and performing residencies in school districts. In 1999 Hot House performed a concert at the Kennedy Center the night before departing on a Jazz Ambassador tour for the U.S. Department of State. Over a period of a month Hot House performed in Syria, Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar, Tunisia and Morocco.
FREE to the public – chairs welcome on bricks; please maintain a walking path for pedestrians