Ham Jam House -Concert

Jon Doyle Quintet

The Jon Doyle Quintet will play a fine acoustic concert on Sunday, December 21st, 2014, at 2:00 PM.

The Jon Doyle Quentet (Left to Right: J.D. Pendley, Jonathan Doyle, Hal Smith, Ryan, Gould, Brooks Prumo)

The Jon Doyle Quintet...

   Jonathan Doyle - Tenor Saxophone
   J.D. Pendley - (lightly) Amplified Guitar
   Brooks Prumo - Rhythm Guitar
   Josh Hoag - Upright Bass    ...(Subbing for Ryan Gould while he's living in Ireland for the year!)
   Hal Smith - Drums

Jonathan Doyle / In Profile with Clarinet

Jonathan Doyle...

Clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, and arranger Jonathan Doyle bases himself in Austin, TX (Jonathan Doyle Quintet & Swingtet, Thrift Set Orchestra, Albanie and her Fellas) while spending time in New Orleans (Tuba Skinny) and Chicago (Fat Babies) and on the road.

Jonathan briefly went to Depaul’s School of Music in Chicago and Studied under Mark Colby. He left school to pursue a full time career in music during the neo-swing movement of the mid-90s, playing with the Mighty Blue Kings and then the Four Charms. He also played with Chicago’s emerging improvisers such as Josh Berman, Jason Adasiewicz, and Design Flaw and developed an interest in country blues and jug band music with the Wabash Jug Band. In 2004, Mr. Doyle moved to Austin to pursue his love of acoustic and roots music afresh. After a brief stint with the Asylum Street Spankers, he went on to freelance in Central Texas’ vibrant traditional jazz and western swing scene, getting to play with well established acts such as the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel as well being a part of many younger bands such as Hot Jazz Caravan, Warren Hood and the Hoodlums, and The Giant Three.

Jonathan is focusing increasingly on arranging, composing and organizing, leaning towards crafting original material and playing with bands that are hot, swinging, and danceable; rooted yet distinct.

J.D. Pendley

J.D. Pendley...

Guitarist J.D. Pendley was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has lived and performed as a full-time musician in Austin since 2001. In 2000 he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz guitar performance from the University of Utah. In Austin he performs with Erik Hokkanen, the Jazz Pharaohs, The Giant Three, Continental Graffiti, and many other groups.

His chief musical influences are Eddie Lang, Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, Sidney Bechet and Alan Reuss. In addition to the guitar, J.D. is now studying Tenor Banjo. J.D. is "passionate about rhythm, acoustic music, and contining the tradition pioneered by so many of the guitarists in the early days of jazz."

Brooks Prumo

Brooks Prumo...

Brooks is a Swing & Jazz rhythm guitar player who's found great inspiration and direction through Freddie Green, Jo Jones, Lester Young, and Billie Holiday. Brooks has a deep passion for Swing & Jazz music that developed through his love of Swing dancing. When Brooks isn't playing music, he's dancing to or listening to or DJing Jazz music!

Josh Hoag with Upright Bass / Photo by Hillary

Josh Hoag...

Josh developed his double bass chops performing with some of Austin's finest and continues to hone his skills in the vibrant scene. But his music sensibility was forged in his Ohio childhood-studying Classical, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, and R&B-bringing them together to lay down the foundations of his style.

Hoag currently performs with Jonathan Doyle, Seth Walker, Silas Lowe and the Liabilities, Thrift Set Orchestra, Aunt Ruby's Sweeet Jazz Babies, JWW & the Prospectors, and Jazz Pharaohs. He can also be seen around town filling in for Hot Club of Cowtown, Redd Volkaert, Brennen Leigh and various others. He has shared the stage with legends Johnny Gimble, Frank Wakefield, and Delbert McClinton.

Hal Smith playing a Trap Percussion Set on Bourbon Street, The French Quarter, New Orleans, La.

Hal Smith...

Hal was born in Indianapolis in 1953. He was raised in La Jolla, California where he took up drums ten years later. He was inspired by hearing Ben Pollack, Nick Fatool and Wayne Jones in person, and took lessons from the great Jake Hanna. Hal became a full-time professional musician in 1978.

Hal has played many well-known jazz groups including the Dukes of Dixieland, New Black Eagle Jazz Band, Butch Thompson Trio, Grand Dominion Jazz Band, Yerba Buena Stompers, Climax Jazz Band and the Jim Cullum Jazz Band. He has played blues with James Harman, Nathan James and Ben Hernandez, Billy Watson, Blue Largo, Peter Nande and Junior Watson and Rockabilly with the Cash Kings, the Hayriders, Hot Rod Lincoln and Gino and the Lone Gunmen. Hal's own groups in previous years include the Roadrunners (featuring Bobby Gordon and Rebecca Kilgore), Hal's Angels, The Down Home Jazz Band and New El Dorado Jazz Band.

He has made over 200 recordings and is a respected jazz journalist, contributing countless articles to publications in the U.S. and Europe. He was one of the founders of the Jazz Camp for Adults hosted by America's Finest City Dixieland Jazz Society and taught drums at the camp from 1996 - 2012.

Currently, Hal's home base is Searcy, Arkansas. From there he travels across the U.S. to play engagements with Floyd Domino's All Stars featuring Alice Spencer; Tim Laughlin's New Orleans All Stars; Banu Gibson and New Orleans Hot Jazz; Jonathan Doyle Quintet/Swingtet; Bob Schulz and his Frisco Jazz Band; Ray Skjelbred and his Cubs; Dave Bennett and the Memphis Boys; and The Thrift Set Orchestra.


jonathandoylemusic.com - which has all of the Jon Doyle Quintet upcoming dates
jonathandoyle.bandcamp.com - ♪ digital download / listening to the quintet's music
YouTube Videos...
Jonathan Doyle Quintet :: I Got Rhythm
Jonathan Doyle Quintet :: After Theater Jump


Doors open at 2:00 and the concert is 3:00 to 5:00.
$15 suggested admission donation

BYOB and hors d'oeuvres are welcome!

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