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Reeds, Rhythm and All That Brass ("RRB") is a 17-piece jazz/swing dance band, with vocals. We play the classic big-band repertoire, ranging from Ellington, Basie, Goodman, and Miller through Sinatra, Darin, Fitzgerald, and Clooney. RRB is directed by Dr. Lou Iozzi, a past president of the New Jersey Jazz Society and a mainstay of the Jersey jazz community.
The band was formed in 1973, with the dual purposes of bringing this thrilling music to established and new audiences and enabling its members to use their time and talent for worthy causes We have played hundreds of events for philanthropic organizations, and have been involved in raising millions of dollars for charitable causes. We also play for seniors and in municipal concert series.
Members of the band are not paid; we play for love of the music and the joy of giving back. The band is available, for a modest administrative fee, throughout the Northern and Central New Jersey area.
Recent RRB engagements include dinner-dances for the Continuo Arts Society, Lamington Presbyterian Church, Passaic Valley Elks Club, and Museum Casa Colombo (Italian Education and Cultural Center); concerts for the Folk Project (Morristown), the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts (Madison), Jefferson Township, Rockaway Township, the Fox Run and Canal Walk 55+ communities; and frequent performances for the Cedar Crest, Franciscan Oaks, and Cranes Mill assisted living communities.
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