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The Route 66 Revelers

New Orleans-style Jazz--Jazz That's Fun!

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2015 Events

October 10: ABQ JASS Swing Dance extravaganza at Las Puertas, Albuquerque.

September 19: Sunport Serenades.

August 31: Swing dance, Santa Fe.

August 22: Chile Festival (benefit for Habitat for Humanity).

August 16: Featured band at Rio Grande Jazz Society.

May 2: Derby Day benefit for Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity

February 21: BAlbuquerque Swing dance at Las Puertas, Albuquerque.

February 20: Sunport Serenades.

February 15: Rio Grande Jazz Society Mardi Gras.

February 15: Church of the Good Shepherd.

February 12: Parent Appreciation dinner, Albuquerque Academy.

February 7: New Mexico Jazz Workshop Mardi Gras-themed fundraiser, Albuquerque Museum.

2014 Events

February 16th, Rio Grande Jazz Society Mardi Gras at the German American Club, Albuquerque, 3-4pm. (Public)

March 2nd: Church of the Good Shepherd,7834 Tennyson NE Albuquerque, NM 87122. 8:30 and 10:30 services. Phone for more info: 505.856.1004

March 2nd: JAMMIN at the African-American Performing Arts Center, Expo grounds, featuring some of the area's finest jazz players. Donations will help feed the homeless.(Public)

March 4th: Loma Colorado Library, Rio Rancho, 6:30-7:45. (Public)

March 8th: Private party at Hotel Albuquerque

March 21st: Private wedding reception at the German-American Club

March 29th: '40s swing celebration in honor of the Hotel Andaluz's 75th anniversary. Hotel Andaluz lobby, 7-10 PM. Public.

April 18th: Sunport Serenades (public appearance at the Albuquerque Sunport), 11 AM-1 PM

August 23rd: Chile Festival--benefit the Habitat for Humanity. Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian parking lot, 11-12.

September 5th: Army reunion party at Embassy Suites, 5:30-7:30 PM (Semi-public)

November 21st: Sunport Serenades (public appearance at the Albuquerque Sunport), 11 AM-1 PM

2013

  • Good Shepherd UCC Church
  • Loma Colorado Library, Rio Rancho
  • Opening ceremonies for Luna Lodge on east Central
  • Sunport Serenades
  • Kentucky Derby Day in Santa Fe
  • Paloma Landing retirement community (twice)
  • A private cremation ceremony
  • La Vida Llena retirement community (twice)
  • Habit for Humanity Chile Festival

2012

Some of our jobs in 2012:

  • Mardi Gras parties at Faith Lutheran Church and Rio Grande Jazz Society
  • Kentucky Derby Day in Santa Fe
  • Sunport Serenade
  • Habitat for Humanity fundraiser

2011

2011's gigs included

  • December 31st at Acoma's Sky City Casino
  • December 15th at Albuquerque Sunport (Sunport Serenades)
  • An August appearance for a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser
  • A private party in July
  • A June appeaance at Heights Community Center for a swing dance
  • An April memorial service

2010

December 31--New Orleans-style Funeral Service for 2010, First Unitarian Church, Albuquerque

December 14--Improv demonstration for middle-school band class, Public Academy for the Performaing Arts, Albuquerque.

October 17--Featured Band at Rio Grande Jazz Society (4821 Menaul NE, Albuquerque), 1:30-2:20. The Revelers replaced the scheduled band, which canceled a few days before.

September 10--Sunport, 11-1.

August 28--Chile Festival (Benefit for Habitat for Humanity), Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian, Albuquerque

August 15--Featured Band at Rio Grande Jazz Society (4821 Menaul NE, Albuquerque), 1:30-2:20.

July 31--Private party (4-hour job), Albuquerque

June 26--4-hour job for an 80th birthday celebration, Milan NM

May 1--Kentucky Derby Day fundraiser for Southwest CARE, Santa Fe

Apr 24--3-hour job for Jitterbugs Anonymous, including dance contest, Albuquerque

Apr 14--4-hour job in El Paso, Texas, for HBO to promote its new series Treme

Feb 21--Rio Grande Jazz Society Mardi Gras.

Feb 12--Sunport, 11-1.

2009

Nov 24--Private party for a 70th birthday celebration

Nov 17--Sunport, 11-1.

Oct 4--Grand Opening for the Dance Studio Sunday Night Lindy Hops

Photos: Morgan Petroski

Aug 29--Chile Festival (Benefit for Habitat for Humanity), Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian, Albuquerque

Aug 13--Sunport, 11-1. "Sunport" is the official name of Albuquerque's airport. We play in the departures level, at the base of the arrivals escalator.

May 24--German-American Club Affiliate appreciation party. Play 12:30-2.

May 2--Kentucky Derby Day party, Santa Fe.

Apr 19--Third Annual Barkus Parade. Community event sponsored by Monte Vista Christian Church, 3501 Campus Blvd. NE. The Revelers play 2-4 PM. Dress up yourself and your pup and compete for prizes!

Mar 28--German-American Club Roaring 20s party. 7-11. Costume or semiformal dress.

Mar 15--German-American Club Affiliate appreciation party. Play 12:30-2. Cancelled

Feb 24--Albuquerque Sunport.

Feb 24--Loma Colorado library, Rio Rancho. 6:30-7:45.

Feb 22--First Unitarian Church 9:30 and 11:00 AM services.

Feb 15, 2009--Rio Grande Jazz Society Mardi Gras.

2008

November 8, 2008: Fundraiser for group going to New Orleans to help with rebuilding, Church of the Good Shepherd, Albuquerque

September 25, 2008: Loma Colorado Public Library, Rio Rancho, 6:30-7:45

September 4, 2008: Private party at Marriott Pyramid North, Albuquerque

August 16, 2008: Chile Festival (benefit for Habitat for Humanity), Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian, Albuquerque

August 6, 2008: Sunport Serenade at Albuquerque Sunport

July 5, 2008: Wedding, The Inn at Paradise, Albuquerque

June 7, 2008: Private memorial service, Pa'a Ko, east of Albuquerque

May 25, 2008: Private graduation party, Tanoan Estates, Albuquerque

May 7, 2008: Sunport Serenade at Albuquerque Sunport

May 3, 2008: Kentucky Derby Day benefit for Habitat for Humanity, Santa Fe

February 17, 2008: One of three featured bands at Rio Grande Jazz Society's Mardi Gras, Albuquerque

Prior to 2008:

  • Several times been the featured band at Rio Grande Jazz Society monthly jam sessions
  • Played several times a year for "Sunport Serenades" at the Albuquerque International airport
  • Played for private parties, birthdays and anniversaries
  • Played for fundraisers for Habitat for Humanity
  • Played at elementary and middle schools (see Educational Mission)

Specifically . . .

  • December 14,2007: The Village at Alameda (Retirement community), 2:30PM, Albuquerque
  • November 14, 2007: Sunport Serenades, Albuquerque International airport, 11AM-1PM
  • November 3, 2007: Grandma's Music, Albuquerque
  • October 26, 2007: The Village at Alameda (Retirement community), 2:30PM, Albuquerque
  • September 7, 2007: The Village at Alameda (Retirement community), 2:30PM, Albuquerque
  • August 29, 2007: Fundraiser for work party going to New Orleans to help with Katrina aftermath, First Unitarian Church, Albuquerque
  • August 26, 2007: Private party, Gallup NM
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