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Celebrate Bruce & “The Duke” Sold Out!
Mr. Hopewell’s favorite jazzman!
We’re honoring Bruce Hopewell as one of the original founders of the NVJS. Bruce often toured Duke Ellington as “The single most important artist America has ever produced”. Not just a musician,or a jazz musician, but artist! And Bruce , for the NVJS, PRODUCED A Duke Ellington tribute each April, Duke’ birth month. Prior, Bruce was a well known Jazz Concert Producer, who has represented man famous and seminal Jazz figures in sa variety of productions dating back to the early 1950’s
And of course we’re honoring the one, the only “Duke!”
Larry Vuckowich, the acclaimed leader of diversified groups that post “Sold Out,” has assembled an All-Star lineup for the special Ellington Fest! The frosting on the cake is Claridee on vocals, one of the very best.
, Sunday April 7th , 4pm @Blue Note Napa
Larry Vuckovich, leaded and piano: Noel Jewkes, reeds: John Worley, Trumpet and flugelhorn: Doug Miller, Bass: Leon Joyce jr, dums: + Clairdee, vocals
Artis website: www.larryvuckovich.com Purchase Tickets
NOTE to our loved ones, friends, and visitors to this site. These pages were created by reviewing the materials and photos we were able to obtain. It was our intent to attempt this website because of Bruce’s desire to share with audiences world wide. Any inadvertent omissions were unintentional and there is so much more we will be adding that are historical, rare photos as well as a host of other photos of family and friends. We encourage you to check back. Our heartfelt gratitude to Cousin Raymond Johnston, Sr. who devoted many hours to getting this website up and running. WE LOVE YOU RAYMOND!! x0x0