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“Hot can be cool, and cool can be hot, and each can be both. But hot or cool, man, jazz is jazz.”- Louis Armstrong

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"Hot, Live music to make your occasion truly special!"

Click here to read a review by the Austin Traditional Jazz Society

Mission City Hot Rhythm Cats

L-R: Mark Hess, piano; Pierre Poree, sax, clarinet, vocals; Dave Deering, upright bass & tuba; David Jellema, cornet & clarinet; Mike Pittsley, trombone; Ed Torres, drums

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The Mission City Hot Rhythm Cats specialize in early, classic jazz, exemplified by many of the well-known masters such as Louis Armstrong, Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, Jack Teagarden, Bix Beiderbecke and Joe "King" Oliver.  We also include a good helping of Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter and Jerome Kern, along with many other composers of timeless standards.

In addition, the Mission City Hot Rhythm Cats maintains a repertoire of material from the big band/swing era of the 1930's and 1940's.

Click here to read a web interview with our trombonist, Mike Pittsley.

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Music Staff