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June 7, 2015

“Midnight Rose Jazz Band”

From Left to Right:
Reuben Smith, Jan Buhlert, Jeff Kreis, Carl Warmdhl
Bonnie Otto, Nancy Kreis and Dannie Balser

The town of Wallace, California, is the home of the Midnight Rose Jazz Band. The band members are no strangers to San Joaquin Dixieland Jazz Society; all but one are ‘Gold Card Musician’ members, and Dannie and Reuben have both served as club officers in the past. All have often graced our stage as jammers.

The band was formed in 1980, and started out with 4 members of the Balser family, plus Reuben on tuba only, and the late Ken O’Brien. The band has evolved since then, and the music suits this club even better. The sound is somewhat more mellow, and the beat just pulls the dancers out on the dance floor. The “heart” of the band is still beating, and you can tell you are hearing the Midnight Rose Jazz Band.

Band personnel:
Reuben Smith – String bass & Tuba
Jan Buhlert – Banjo & Guitar
Jeff Kreis – Trombone
Carl Warmdahl – Drums
Bonnie Otto – Piano
Nancy Kreis – Clarinet
Dannie Balser Singinghawk – Leader, Trumpet & Vocals



Come and spend an afternoon of enjoyment while jamming, listening or dancing to the great sounds of Dixieland Jazz here at San Joaquin Dixieland Jazz Society!