The Shelley, Bill, and Eddie Show
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About The Event
Jazz Jubliee Favorites bring vintage vocals, dueling banjos and back-and-forth banter to the RAL. Disney/jazz festival pros, Bill Dendle & "Fast Eddie" Erickson on banjos with Shelley Burns from Avalon Swing on vocals! Sacramento Jazz Jubilee fans know these popular performers; It would not have been the trad-jazz festival without them. Enjoy an evening of Dixieland, jazz, swing, virtuoso banjo numbers, novelty tunes, 50's rock and roll, sing-a-longs, country-western, and non-stop musical camaraderie!
Like Carol Burnett and Imogene Coca, Shelley is funny and a marvelous singer. Incredible musicians, Bill and Eddie have a magical comic rapport. The three of them together are irresistible. —G. Vest, Mammoth Lakes
About the Artists
Shelley Burns has performed jazz vocals all her life. with recent CDs including Lucky to be Me and Accentuate, a tribute to Johnny Mercer. She has performed with her group Avalon Swing and others, toured internationally, received the "Great Lady of Jazz" award from the Sun Valley Jazz Festival, and taught at jazz camps from Sacramento to Athens. Drawing from a vast range of vintage vocal styles, Shelley is a master of the jazz standards, adding her fun personality and comedic style to her performances.
The multi-talented Bill Dendle has performed as a banjoist, guitarist, trombonist, and very funny master of ceremonies from Disneyland to Disney World (where he opened the Empress Lilly Showboat), and most of the nation-wide Dixieland Jazz Festivals in between. Dedicated to jazz education as well as to entertainment, Bill directs the Teagarden Jazz Camp in Sacramento which brings together up-and-coming student jazz musicians from all over the country.
“Fast Eddie” Erickson began career playing his banjo and guitar in the mid-60s and has never stopped. His first steady job was at Capone's Warehouse on Cannery Row in Monterey, and he went on to perform at Disney World, Disneyland, then back to Monterey and on to countless jazz festivals around the country and world. In 2020, Eddie was inducted into the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame, in Oklahoma City. It is rumored that his business card reads, “Yesterday’s music at today’s prices.”