Every Saturday night, and one or two Fridays a month, the Westlawn hosts regionally acclaimed bands in genres that span the history of modern music — from instrumental jazz and R&B to Dixieland jazz and soft rock. We also host additional events such as our popular Westlawn Inn Book Exchange, Italian Delights Prix Fixe and our Costume Nights. Parking information.
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Creole Gumbo Jazz Band – Saturday, 5/18
May 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dixieland! Fun, toe-tapping music provided by Jim Ritter on the cornet, with Tom Holtz on the tuba, Rick Rowe on the banjo, Gary Gregg on the clarinet. Enjoy Jim Ritter’s wry wit and tidbits of jazz history about how this music developed in New Orleans between 1900 and 1929. The tunes are mostly from the Roaring Twenties when jazz was America’s most popular music.