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Hot Nuts, featuring Dick Mackey

The quartet Hot Nuts returns to Natalie’s along with the talented vocalist Dick Mackey. The group has a mutual love of Gypsy Jazz, and band members are Byron Rooker (Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute), Mark Rubinstein (Piano, Accordion), Colin Lazarski (Guitar), and Douglas Richeson (Bass). They all have a refined knowledge and background of the Golden Period of American Jazz, and perform those  Classics along with French Classics that were made popular by Django Reinhardt and Stefan Grappelli and many other jazz greats.

Columbus native Dick Mackey has been singing the American popular songs he loves for many years and brings a wealth of experience and joy to every song he sings. He has also been a featured vocalist with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, and many others, including his new collaboration with Hot Nuts.

Byron Rooker has over fifty years of experience as a professional musician, and performs in a wide variety of settings ranging from Jazz to Rock & Roll, to Broadway shows and Classical music.  He is the Lead Alto Sax with the “Columbus Jazz Orchestra” and is a Founding Member of C.J.O.

Mark Rubinstein performs Internationally with Herbie Mann, Eddie Gomez, Klezmer Juggernaut Big Galut(e), Saxophonist Bunky Green and European Tours with critically acclaimed songwriters Dirk Hamilton and George Carver. Mark is also Audio Engineer for the School of Music at O.S.U., where he oversees recording activities and teaches courses in Audio Production.

Colin Lazarski performs and teaches in Columbus with local artists such as: Dave Powers, Andy Woodson, Tony Monaco,  Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra, and The Columbus Jazz Orchestra . Colin leads the Colin Lazarksi Nola Quintet, and performs with the Louies and many other combos..

Douglas Richeson has performed, toured and recorded with Tony Bennett, Phil Collins Big Band,  Gene Bertoncini, Gerry Mulligan, Harry Allen, Maureen McGovern, Columbus Symphony Pops and Phil DeGreg.  He currently freelances in Columbus and Cincinnati and also teaches Bass at Denison University School of Music.

Date: Sunday, August 19

Time: 8:00 pm

Cost: $12 reserved, $10 general admission