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Pack a Picnic

grab a bottle of wine

sit back and enjoy this fun and funky group!!

TICKETS guarantee a table/chairs

$20 advance

$25 at the door

Concert under the Stars

September 23



The Jazz standards canon has remained largely unchanged since the 1970s. This group of long-time area musicians decided it was time to reimagine it for the 21st century! 


“Most of the old standards started life as pop or show tunes, it's time to find something new to work with," says Al Kratzer, bassist for the group. “We laid down a few simple rules for the band. Focus on tunes from after 1990, no old-school walking bass and find a way to make the arrangements hip.” 


The result is The Hip Replacements, a post-genre jam band playing funk-rock-jazz mashups of recent hits. The group reinvents songs from artists such as Sam Smith, Sting, Lewis Capaldi, Maroon Five, Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles, Silk Sonic, The B-52’s, John Mayer and The Weeknd and many more.


The band includes Gary Staples on Piano, Michael Mathews on Sax, Ken Papa on Guitar, Al Kratzer on Bass and Ruben Arilola on drums. These boys have a collective 250 years of playing experience under their belts and they are far from finished! 


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