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Thursday, September 16 at 7:00pm | The Joint

301 Main St., North Little Rock

Four musicians who’ve been around for a while, playing lots of different styles. Brought together here by their love of swing. Inspired by how Django did it, but not obsessed with doing it the same way.
Dr. Jim Greeson, in addition to being a smoking guitar player, carries a boatload of credentials. He’s a bona fide academic, published, and a Grammy Award-winning film composer and a member of the Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame.   He can read music and doesn’t mind writing the band’s charts.
Jim Jernigan is a multi-reed player, who’s narrowed his focus to clarinet here. He can also wrangle a King Air onto runway 13 at LaGuardia without breaking a sweat. Thank goodness. Clarinet players need some way to pay the rent.
Mike Johnson is a molder of young minds–a teacher of music who’s also played bass in some of the most respected jazz ensembles in northwest Arkansas. It’s a big instrument, and he’s a big guy.
Ed Nicholson has parlayed being able to play four good licks in a number of different genres into a respectable avocation as a stage and studio guitarist. Bands like him because he doesn’t mind helping carry the PA gear.

And for this event, will be performing with special guest Allison Dean.  Allison graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in music performance, and has sung with several jazz ensembles in the northwest Arkansas area.   By day, she teaches English via Zoom to young Chinese geniuses.

Praise for Hogtown Hot Club

Hogtown Hot Club released their CD, Major Swing, in March of 2020, just in time for America’s lockdown listening enjoyment. They’re delighted to be out playing again.

All performers, dates, and ticket prices subject to change.