KPBX Kids' Concert: The Zonky Jazz Band, Saturday January 25

Jul 28, 2019


On January 25 music from the Jazz Age, the Roaring 20’s to WWII, will be performed by The Zonky Jazz Band, lead by guitarist Garrin Hertel at St. John’s Cathedral. The concert is free, open to the public, and fun for all ages. The music and merriment will start at 1 p.m.

"Zonky" is a late-1920s song by Fats Waller and Andy Razaf that's all about a dance and a party where people "shake their feet aplenty" and "let their feelings run wild." The Zonky Jazz Band performs songs with this spirit of rhythm and fun.

The Zonky Jazz Band is a community of jazz musicians in Spokane, WA that loves to play hot jazz and swing from the 1920s to the 1940s. In addition to Fats Waller, they love performing the music of Louis Armstrong, the Benny Goodman Sextet, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, and our hometown heroes, Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, and Al Rinker.  They've been playing together in various combos since 2007, including as members of Hot Club of Spokane and 6' Swing. Recently they've performed at The Bing Crosby 14th Annual Film Festival, The Bartlett, Ella's Supper Club, and other venues. Today, they would bet a dime against a donut that any time you hear The Zonky, you will want it to stay!

This KPBX Kids' Concert is free, open to the public, and begins at 1 p.m. at St John's Cathedral, 127 E 12th Ave, Spokane.