Barbary Coast Dixieland Show Band at PhippsThe Barbary Coast Dixieland Band, elected to the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2001, will perform in concert on Sunday, June 14 at 7 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust Street, Hudson, Wis.
By: Special to the Bulletin, Woodbury Bulletin
The Barbary Coast Dixieland Band, elected to the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2001, will perform in concert on Sunday, June 14 at 7 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust Street, Hudson, Wis.
The band, formed in 1967, is made up of six musicians who play 18 instruments. On any given selection, they may be playing three trombones or three clarinets, and are often seen swapping instruments on stage without missing a beat.
Leader Dick Petersen is one the few left-handed banjo/guitar players in the country. He offers strong rhythm and creative solos.
Russ Peterson is able to play the trumpet, trombone, clarinet, flute, sax and bass.
Steve Pikal plays the string bass and the trombone.
Jim ten Bensel, who performs on trombone and cornet as well as doing vocals, has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music from the University of Minnesota. He has taught vocal and instrumental music at all levels, from elementary to college. As a performer, he has toured with Henry Mancini, Stan Kenton and Ralph Marterie, and has backed Bob Hope, Vicky Carr, Red Skelton, John Davidson and others.
Dick Ramberg is at home on either the clarinet or piano. He performed with the Upper Mississippi Jazz Band.
Percussionist Tom Andrews has played with many popular Dixieland bands at jazz festivals throughout the country. His time-keeping is exact and his solos are always creative and tasteful. In addition, he joins in on clarinet and vocals and contributes many traditional ideas to the band. He also performed with the Upper Mississippi Jazz Band.
All tickets are $22 and may be reserved by calling the Phipps Center ticket office at (715) 386-8409 or visiting www.ThePhipps.org.