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Ozaukee County Jam Band
The Ozaukee County Jam Band formed in 1972 through the efforts of guitarist Mike
Sipin. The band played for three years throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. In
1975, the band broke up for various reasons and the members went their separate
ways--to different bands, to families and new endeavors. Over the years, the
idea of getting back together for a one-time reunion had appealed to several of
the members. Finally, in April of 2000 a couple of the guys pulled most of the
original members of the band together again. The guys, now, in their late 40's
& early 50's worked hard through the spring, summer and fall to recapture their
sound. In November of 2000, the Reunion Dance was held with an attendance
exceeding 500! The music was so satisfying, and the rekindled friendships so
binding, that the guys decided to continue the magic of the Jam Band.
Soul, blues, rock 'n' roll and jazz are represented in the Ozaukee County Jam
Band's unique blend of sound and style. Three saxophone players, two
guitarists, two drummers and a bassist perform classic rock songs and several
original Jam Band tunes.
In three sets, a 10-minute jam of the Doobie Brother's "Long
Train Running," and intense arrangement of B.B. King's "The Thrill is Gone" and
a smooth version of Van Morrison's "Moondance"
can all be experienced - Jam Band style.
But cover songs aren't the only the only highlight of an evening
with the band. "Misunderstood," "Searching for Tomorrow," and "Heebie
Jeebies" were written & arranged by band members and tend to be crowd
favorites. A full length CD of original songs entitled "OLD DOGS...NEW TRICKS"
is now available.
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