The Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance is pleased to welcome to the listening room Rick Whitehead, Steve Wolf and Nick Ruggieri who will present an Evening of American Music - a mix of Swing, Jazz and good old American Blues. Whitehead, guitarist, served as a featured soloist for perhaps the finest service band in the country, The Airmen Of Note, where he backed everyone from Frank Sinatra Jr., Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughn to Roy Clark and even made an appearance on the Tonight Show and the Mike Douglas Show. He now leads one of DC's most exciting jazz combos and teaches Jazz Guitar at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA and at George Mason University. Wolf, bass, has toured internationally with many of the region's finest bands, and has backed an array of national artists including: Chuck Berry, The Coasters, Bo Diddly, Doctor John, The Marvelettes and Springsteen sax man Clarence Clemons. He remains one of the regions most in-demand sideman. Ruggieri, drummer, is on everybody's first call list. A graduate of Berklee School of Music he's toured nationally with the Reggae/Ska Band, Pacific Orchestra, and throughout New England and Canada with The Brain Tracy Orchestra. Since returning to the DC area, he's worked as a pit band percussionist and backed many of the region's finest roots musicians and big bands. Tickets are $20 and seating is limited so advance purchase or reservations are highly recommended. Children 12 and under admitted free with parent or guardian. Proceeds will go to The Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing music education and instruments for all those wishing to learn and enjoy music.
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