Published DateLACONIA — Pitman’s Freight Room will host the Tall Granite Jazz Band on Thursday, March 21 at 8 p.m.
Admission is $10. Pitman's is a BYOB venue.
Tall Granite plays music with the Retro Side up. If it can swing, Tall Granite will play it.
Remember how music used to be, before live bands needed an electrician and a forklift. Back when a piano, some horns, a doghouse bass, and a drummer beating swing-time used to be enough to rouse a room? We do!
From the syncopated heart of New Hampshire, the Tall Granite Jazz Band sound is a spirited homage to Chicago-style "Hot" jazz from the Roaring 1920s, into the Swing jazz of the ‘30s, ‘40s, ‘50s and even ‘70s.
Our influences range from King Oliver to Oliver Nelson, with stops at Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael, Miles Davis, Cole Porter, Louis Jordan, Van Morrison, and even Hank Williams.
So if you're done with dueling banjos, screaming guitars, or amorphous sonic navel-gazing, grab your two-tone shoes, slick back that hair, turn back the clock and swing and stomp or just relax to the Tall Granite Jazz Band's smokey horns and good-time jazz.