J-Bob and Lefty
J-Bob (guitar/vocals)& Lefty (bass/percussion) return to their favorite listening room as a swinging quartet with trombonist Mark Hamilton (Klezmer Conservatory)and violinist Tomoko Iwamoto (440-Gypsy Jazz). They’ll be playing lots of popular and obscure Jazz, Swing and Blues tunes from the Great American Songbook (1920s -1950s)… “and the ocassional Tango”.
Born in Osaka, Japan, Tomoko was a scholarship
student at Berklee College of Music (1990-1993),
where she studied classical and jazz violin, jazz
arranging and composition. Being a “jazzy” violinist,
Tomoko has performed with groups representing
styles from classical, rock, pop to jazz to world music,
demonstrating a great sense of improvisation. She is
also an accomplished educator, arranger and composer.
…more at jazzyviolinist.com
Mark Hamilton has been trombonist of the Klezmer
Conservatory Band since 1985. He has toured
throughout Europe, Australia, and North America and
recorded multiple CD’s. He has performed in the PBS
special In the Fiddler’s House and on The Late Show with
David Letterman with renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman
and was heard on Minnesota Public Radio’s A Prairie Home
Companion with Garrison Keillor. Mark is on the jazz faculty
at Wellesley College and and is a founding member of the
Boston area ensembles Brass Planet and ¡Klezperanto!
He is both an arranger and composer.
…more at hamiltunes.org