The Joint Venture Band

Playful and authentic Dixieland jazz.

Mozart is an original composition about our pet rabbit of the same name who gave us great pleasure during his (sadly) short life. It was written in particular for my daughter Nina and sung by her in the original demo. After playing it for several people, I was encouraged to put a professional vocal on the track and release it for the children's music market and lovers of authentic Dixieland jazz with a touch of whimsy.

The track features a collection of top Boston area musicians including Jesse Williams on bass, Billy Novick on clarinet, Tim Ray on piano, Marty Richards on drums and the superb vocals of Debbie Pierre. It also features legendary drummer and percussionist (and my uncle) Ted Sommer on percussion and sound effects.

I don't perform on this track but wrote and arranged the song as well as composed the lyrics. I'm hoping that some kids and their parents might enjoy the song and as a result become exposed to one of the classic styles in American music.

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