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Fat Tuesday Celebration @

February 16, 2012

Laissez le Bon temp rouler (Let the good times roll)!

The Vintage Jazz Society brings its New Orleans-style Dixieland to the annual Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Fat Tuesday Celebration, Feb. 21.

7 p.m. – “Strictly Dixie,” VJS members calling themselves under the direction of David Hume, will kick off festivities.

8 p.m. – more Vintage Jazz Society players will take the stage, continuing the New Orleans-style Dixieland.

9 p.m. – Vintage Jazz Society members open the stage for a jam session, offering anyone who wants to play a chance to join in. It will all be New Orleans-style Dixieland all night.

Vintage Jazz Society members are Doug Almond, C.A. Bell, Thad Bonduris, Andy Cooper, John Cowles, David Hume, Doug Ebersole, Maristella Feustle, Ron Fink, Bill Miller, Joseph Pinson (Mister Joe), Billy Roy, Taylor Sims, Jim Staercke, Tom Teegarden,  Bob & Pat Tolman and Woody & Mary Wood.

Comprised of about a dozen players who love the music of the 20’s and 30’s, the Vintage Jazz Society meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at the Visual Arts Center, 400 East Hickory Street in Denton, where they have a program and then a jam session.

About the food

Chef Jimmy will prepare a special New Orleans menu featuring freshly delivered crawfish (mudbugs).

Come early

The music will start at 7 p.m., but if you want to grab a table, come early. The celebration is well known and well attended.

Sweetwater Grill & Tavern is located at 115 S. Elm St. in Denton. Visit the SG&T web site at

Thad Bonduris and Ron Fink contributed to this post.

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