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The Doctors of Jazz at O’Bank’s Sunday May 6

I was having breakfast the other day at O’Bank’s Cafe and Grill when the friendly waiter/bartender asked, “Do you like jazz?”  That sounded like a trick question*, so I hesitated by saying “Umm…,” when he followed up with, “Let me rephrase that.  Do you like New Orleans jazz?”  I answered with a resounding “Yes!”  The reason he asked is because traditional New Orleans jazz band The Doctors of Jazz will be performing a jazz brunch at O’Bank’s this Sunday, May 6 from noon ‘til 2:00 p.m

The Doctors of Jazz are a local band that is literally comprised of doctors: active and emeritus professors from the University of Richmond, Virginia Union Seminary and Virginia Commonwealth University.  Their sound is reminiscent of early hot jazz a la King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Yerba Buena Jazz Band, Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five and Johnny Dodds.  This should be a lot of fun!  O’Bank’s has excellent food and a well-chosen beer selection including Guinness on draft.  It’s a great place to hang out on a Sunday, or any day, especially when there’s good music to be heard!  Ya’ gotta’ love a place with two apostrophes in its name.

(804) 550.3888
10392 Leadbetter Road
Ashland, VA 23005

*My stock answer to “Do you like jazz” would have to be “That depends.”  I love both Preservation Hall and Medeski, Martin and Wood, but there’s a big difference between that and a lot of what gets called jazz, especially the smooth stuff.