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Annie and The Hedonists at Oswego Music Hall Feb. 2

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Annie and the Hedonists are (l. to r.): Jonny Rosen, Annie Rosen, Peter Davis, Don Young. Annie and the Hedonists are (l. to r.): Jonny Rosen, Annie Rosen, Peter Davis, Don Young. Band website photo

Annie and the Hedonists heat up the Oswego Music Hall with vintage jazz and swing when they perform on Saturday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Special guest Larry Hoyt of WAER radio, will emcee the concert and a dance floor will be set up in the sun room. The venue is the McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake Street in Oswego.

Annie leads the 3-man band and struts right to the heart of each sassy, nostalgic song and gives us a piece of her mind in a voice that sits comfortably alongside the greats of the American jazz tradition. Her band mates, Peter Davis, (guitar, banjo, clarinet, piano, vocal), Jonny Rosen, (guitar, vocal) and Don Young, (bass, guitar, vocal), are first and foremost accomplished, serious musicians.

The band interprets the songs of the great female blues artists of the ‘20s, 30s & 40s: Bessie Smith, Sippie Wallace, Memphis Minnie, Billie Holiday, Rosetta Tharpe, Blue Lu Barker, Ella Fitzgerald and others. Other styles include western swing, bluesy country, and roots Americana. For more info.: http:// annieandthehedonists.com

“Annie Rosen's versatile, vintage-tinged voice is the perfect match for the Hedonists' ace musicianship.” ~Albany Times Union

“This new album sounds like something from an earlier decade that all the serious music nuts know about. Some of these old blues and jazz songs deal with sad stuff, but Annie gives it to you so smooth and easy that you end up happy anyway.” ~Sarah Craig, Caffè Lena

“The band truly connected to a crowd of all ages, through their good-spirited brand of vintage jazz & Americana. True talent – and what a voice!” ~Dave Ziemba, Clifton-Fine Concert Series

Concert tickets are $19 ($16 advance sale). Children 16 and under are half price and under 6 free. Purchase tickets at any Saturday concert, on the web or at the river’s end bookstore, 19 West Bridge Street in Oswego. Find more information online at http:// oswegomusichall.org/ or email: [email protected]

The Season continues with Open Mic Friday on Feb. 15, guest hosted by Larry Kyle and on Feb. 16 with the robust fiddle and foot percussion of the April Verch Band on the national stage. For a complete performance schedule visit the website or pick up an event calendar or poster from the lobby in the McCrobie Civic Center or from the river’s end bookstore.

The Music Hall is a non profit organization that has been run entirely by volunteers from its inception in 1978. Volunteers can earn admission to shows through various tasks— from running the sound board to making popcorn. Students can also earn credit for community service.

Concerts are made possible in part with funding by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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