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Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant
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Oct 02 2018

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08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Frank Puzzullo Quintet

Frank Puzzullo is a jazz pianist, composer and jazz educator. His most recent album was recorded in 2011, and consists of original compositions by Frank.

Puzzullo, a native of Syracuse, NY, was a youth when upstate New York was a hot bed for jazz. After high school, he played semi-pro baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals’ farm team, and worked in the off season as a pianist accompanying the big name entertainment that came to Syracuse. He worked with Chuck Mangione, Woody Herman and Buddy Rich, then went on to complete undergraduate and master’s degrees in music education from Murray State University in Kentucky.

In the 1970s he headed to New Orleans where he was pianist with the Al Belletto Band, performing regularly at the Playboy Club. He also performed with Al Hirt and recorded with Pete Fountain. Loyola University in New Orleans asked Puzzullo to head its jazz department, where he developed its Jazz Study Major. He then went to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and developed its Jazz Study Major.

For 23 years, Puzzullo appeared in the New Orleans Jazz Festival and headlined various jazz festivals. Some of the artists he has performed with include Ira Sullivan, John Faddis, and Dizzy Gillespie. He also performed with Al Hirt at the New Orleans World’s Fair.

In the last decade he has performed with artists such as Chuck Mangione, Red Holloway, James Moody, James Spaulding, Bob Mintzer, Marvin Stamn, Alex Sipiagin, Bob Sheppard, Billy Drummond, and Rufus Reid.

From 1982 to 2011 Puzzullo was Associate Professor of Music Education (Jazz Studies) at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. He developed the school’s jazz minor. He also developed an “Art of Jazz” Series where numerous artist are presented in concert.

Jon Thornton is one of the finest Jazz musicians from the Charlotte, NC area! Jon has relocated back to Charleston SC after two years in San Francisco. Having performed with The Woody Herman Orchestra, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Herb Ellis, Max Roach, Emily Remler, Jaco Pastorious and countless other Jazz Greats makes him one of the best trumpet/vocalist combinations on the East Coast! His touring experience has included Europe, Japan and all over the United States and he is ready to perform for you!!

Jon can put together the perfect Jazz experience for your special occasion! From Duo to full blown Big Band, from cocktail party to conventions, no event is too big or too small! Let him put together the perfect Jazz group for your next event!

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CONTACT

Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant
107 W Broughton Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 236-2226
(912) 236-7126 Fax

info@goodtimesjazzbar.com

HOURS

BAR & RESTAURANT:
Lunch Tuesday thru Friday 11 AM – 2:30 PM
Sunday Brunch 11 AM – 3PM
Open Sunday from 5-10 PM
Monday Closed
Open Tuesday thru Thursday from 5-10 PM
Restaurant Closes at 10 PM
Musicians Perform from 7-10 PM

Open Friday thru Saturday from 5-11 PM
Restaurant Closes at 11 PM
Musicians Perform from 8-11 PM

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