BSR Presents: Ginger Pauley and Hoosier Daddy| Decomposing Brass Quintet

Ginger Pauley and Hoosier Daddy

Gingers performances are true to the spirit of the Jazz Age, with her tune selections, sounds, and arrangements—and most certainly with her style and appearance.

“Ginger re-created the original Helen Kane sound and character for just a couple of songs, “Oh, I’m In Love” and “That’s Why I’m Happy,” before moving on—although fans were left wanting more. Ginger does it so very well, using her professional acting skills to enhance the Betty Boop-like character and delightfully ditsy personality. Though she is a multi-faceted performer who wisely wants to present more than her excellent Helen Kane impersonation, like some others in the audience I found myself thinking, “It’s just so good, maybe just one (or two) more Betty Boop songs!”  – Syncopated Times

To assist Ginger to properly perform these wonderful vintage songs, a band that enjoys and understands the music is an absolute necessity, and the Hoosier Daddys do an outstanding job of supporting her. The concert opening number, “Sugarfoot Stomp” (aka “Dippermouth Blues”), was one of the only two that was an instrumental, without vocals. Each player was introduced with a brief solo of his or her best work. Near the end of the program, Ginger announced the bands’ second instrumental as “a modern tune, for them”: “Night Train,” from the 1950s, featuring a rotation of the band members. The Hoosier Daddys deserve to be identified for their quality and precise vintage work: Paul Kosmala, piano; John Hatton, bass; Bobby Barron, drums; C. J. Sams, trumpet and cornet; Phil Krawzak, tenor sax; and Katie Cavera, plectrum banjo and guitar. Their musical instruments are strictly acoustic, without electronic amplification, for accurate vintage sound.

The Decomposing Brass Quintet is comprised of brass players from the Friendly Neighborhood Big Band.

The formation of the group was the brain child of Mitch Latting, David Johns, and Danny Beher. We have been providing audiences with performances of great jazz standards, pop, Broadway, and movie themes. With access to over 500 songs of various composers and arrangers. 

The band members have years of experience playing with various groups and are delighted to be affiliated with the DBQ. Some of the groups are: The Friendly Neighborhood Big Band, Starlight Dreamband, Central City Swing, Central Coast Brass, Estero Brass, Trumpet Alliance of Cuesta College, Royal Garden Swing Orchestra of Cuesta College.

Band members, with these groups, have performed at/for: Dana Adobe & Cultural Center, Salvation Army, Branch Street Deli, Arroyo Grande Centennial Celebration, Clark Center Holiday SingAlong, Grand opening of the SLO Train Museum, Rotary Band Stand in Arroyo Grande, Madonna Inn, Filipponi Winery, Nipomo Presbyterian Church, and much, much more.

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Jun 30 2024


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


$10 - $15

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Pismo Beach Veterans' Hall
780 Bello Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449


Basin Street Regulars
(805) 937-8402
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