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So. A Seventeen Piece Jazz Orchestra Walks Into A Bar

From the Wareham Courier April 13, 2014

 

So, a 17-piece jazz orchestra walks into a bar …

That’s it. No joke.

It might be an unlikely place to find such a large ensemble, but turns out Gilda’s Stone Rooster on the Marion/Wareham line is one of the best places to play.

Musicians from the Southcoast Jazz Orchestra, which makes regular appearances at Gilda’s on 27 Wareham Road in Marion, say they can feel the difference when they perform there.

“You can hear every single instrument in here with the low ceiling and carpeted floors,” Marcus Monteiro, a teacher at Music of the Bay in Wareham and leader of his own four-piece quartet, Monteirobots, said.

It might be an unlikely place to find such a large ensemble, but turns out Gilda’s Stone Rooster on the Marion/Wareham line is one of the best places to play.

The SJO, started in 2009 by trumpeter Bob Williamson and drummer Neil Sylvia, is a traditional 17-member jazz band with trumpets, trombones, saxophones, and a rhythm section.

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