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Blue Street Jazz Band

Blue Street Jazz Band

Dave Ruffner–leader, trombone
Justin Au–trumpet
Sherri Colby Bottel–vocals
Matt Bottel–banjo, guitar
Rich Canfield–drums
Jason Warner–piano
Sam Rocha–bass, saxophone
Parker Weiss–reeds
(Forrest Helmick–trumpet RIP, see blog post)

Last year, we were thrilled to help Blue Street celebrate its 40 years of making music together. No other band can claim this honor other than High Sierra (who made it to 45 years). We consider them part of our local Jazz family. This innovative Traditional Jazz group started in Fresno, California, in 1983. Times have changed, and Blue Street musicians now live in Clovis, Los Angeles, San Diego, Virginia, and New Orleans. Mostly, all original members love getting together to rock, swing, and party! Welcome back, Blue Street.

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