Jim Barrett's Juggernauts
May 15, 2016
Jim Barrett- banjo,
Paul Asaro-piano, Andy Eric Dave Mike Walbridge-tuba,
John Otto - reeds John Paul Mike Steve
Jim Barrett plays banjo and records with many trad bands, including Andy Schumm’s Flatland Gang.
Mike Walbridge’s hot soloing ability, quick ear and classic early jazz style have earned him the title “King of the Tuba”.
Dave Bock’s primary musical instrument is his trombone, but he also does an amazing job on tuba, trumpet, piano, and string bass.
Erik Greiffenhagen plays soprano, tenor and baritone saxophones with the equal energy, attack and clarity part of Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers.
John Otto, reedman extraordinaire, plays jazz, swing, Dixieland and hot dance music especially as the reed section of the Fat Babies and several other bands.
Paul Asaro is known as one of the finest of a select group of pianists who have mastered the demanding two-handed jazz and ragtime piano styles. Paul holds down the piano chair in the seven piece jazz band The Fat Babies. Andy Schumm, mostly known as a fine cornet player with The Fat Babies, and has taken various jobs on piano, trombone, bass sax, clarinet, banjo, baritone and drums.
Steve Torrico has been providing good drumming for many local Chicago bands, most recently the Lakeshore Syncopators at the Bix Fest along with John Otto, Dave Bock and Andy Schumm.