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The Music

Mickey Basil

blues/jazz artist

Though you may know Mickey through his work in jazz music, he has also recorded, performed and toured with many of the world's top entertainers: Kenny Rogers, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Barbara Mandrell, Urbie Green, Dottie West, Jerry Reed, Dolly Parton, Randy Travis, Lonnie Mack, Roy Clark, Stan Lassiter, Charlie Pride, Lenny Breau, B.J. Thomas, Brenda Lee, Lynn Anderson, Tris Imboden, John Snyder, Cristy Lane, and Kathie Lee Gifford.

Mickey has performed on many National Television Shows and venues with some of America's most beloved Stars: Christmas with Ronald Reagan, The Ray Charles 50th Anniversary Special, The American Music Awards, The Grammy Awards, The Merv Griffin Show, Carnegie Hall, The Tom Snyder Show, Allen Thicke, Hee Haw, The Nashville Now Show, The Dolly Pardon show, Regis and Kathie Lee Live, The Jerry Lewis Telethon March of Dimes, Austin City Limits, and Bob Hope's USO Special. He appeared on the following Showtime Specials - Dottie West in Edmonton Alberta Canada, Live in Cincinnati with Dottie West. Mickey has shared the stage at live performances with: George Burns, Jack Lemmon, Urbie Green, Mundell Lowe, Jerry Van Dyke, Gallagher, Mel Tillis, Ronnie Milsap, Jerry Reed, Eva Cassidy, Chuck Brown, Lee Greenwood, Parris Lane, Oak Ridge Boys, and The Girls Next Door. Mickey is currently working and teaching in his hometown of Annapolis, Maryland and is also working on his first book entitled, "High Notes, Low Notes".

Tony Boffa

The Tony Boffa Jazz Quartet

Tony Boffa graduated from Cheverus High School in 1968. He somehow knew at age 15 that music would be his life. While learning the pop tunes of the times, he was also intrigued by the improvisational styles of the great be-bop players. Music in various styles was the only thing that motivated him. His natural urge to entertain led to the development of his unique musical personality. Under the tutelage of local educators Don Doane and Thomas Bucci, Tony graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1973. Tony earned his way through college, teaching privately, instructing at Bowdoin College,and playing extensively as a sideman in show and jazz bands. Frustrated with the leadership skills of many of his employers Tony began leading his own ensembles. Tony credits Don Doane, Tom Bucci, and Commercial band leaders Larry Bisso(Massachusetts) and Arnold Most (New Haven Connecticut) with helping him combine schooled musicianship with entertainment skills.

As Tony winds down his career fronting The Tony Boffa nine piece show/dance band, he returns to his roots. Come and see The Tony Boffa Jazz Quartet Saturday nights at JD’s Bistro. Jazz means many different things to many different people. The repertoire for Tony’s jazz performances is familiar and fun. It features the Great American song book and creative renditions of pop tunes.

Enjoy this great video of tony Boffa

Lynn Richardson & The Jazz-Matics

blues/jazz artist

New to JD's but a favorite on the local Jazz Scene!

Enjoy this great video of Lynn Richardson and the Jazz-Matics!

Kitt Moran

jazz singer

Kitt Moran is unique among jazz singers. She has recorded with Don Sebesky, Teo Macero, Rosemary Clooney, John Pizzarelli, Jack Sheldon, Ron Carter, Toots Thielemanns, Harry Allen, Mel Lewis, Paulo Braga, and many more jazz greats. Besides that, Kitt Moran has sung with Michel Legrand, Burt Bacharach, Merv Griffin, Vic Damone and many other performers and creators of the Great American Songbook and the Jazz Standard repertoire.

A favorite of the New York critics, Kitt Moran's captivating stage presence compliments her swinging musical and powerful dramatic abilities to create a must-see performance.

She is now working from a home base on the suncoast of Florida. We hope you can attend one of her jazz concert performances or one of Kitt's intimate jazz cabaret shows. You will be delighted.

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