The Oak Crest Boys Jazz Band Performs for Prime Timers

Come and enjoy the music of the Oak Crest Boys at the Sept. 12 Prime Timers program.

The “Oak Crest Boys” have been entertaining every Saturday at the Oak Crest Retirement Center for the last 20 years (with the exception of the past two Covid years).

Instead of being idle during Covid, they continued to play jazz with broadcast/streaming once-a-month concerts over the internet. These concerts were broadcast from the farm shop of bass saxophone player Aaron Butler. This summer, the band started playing live concerts again and are playing some Saturdays at Oak Crest.

The Oak Crest Boys will entertain members with traditional and modern jazz songs on Monday, Sept. 12. Band members are: Roger Hintzsche, Adam Neal, John Skillman, Diana Skillman and Aaron Butler.

The current make-up of the band is: John Skillman – clarinet/vocals/leader; Aaron Butler – bass sax/vocals; Roger Hintzsche – guitar/banjo/vocals; Adam Neal – tenor sax; and Diana Skillman – vocals.

The band plays mostly traditional jazz (TRAD) songs from the 1920’s and 1930’s, together with some more modern tunes, played in the TRAD jazz style.

The band will present a program of hot TRAD jazz and swing and blues songs for Farm Bureau Primer Timers on Monday, Sept. 12. Their program will get underway at 1 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Theater.

Prior to the program, lunch will be served in the auditorium at 12-noon. Lunch fee is $8, payable by Sept. 6 at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau office.