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A Sojoyful Holiday Celebration!

The Dance Hall, Kittery, Maine
7 Walker St
Kittery, ME 03904
US

Sojoy is back to play some of their favorite holiday classics, and a few wintery originals. Sojoy plays it’s original take on a nearly a dozen holiday favorites, a must hear during the holiday season.

The rich sounds of Sojoy originated in the head of composer, drummer, and pianist Jonny Peiffer, arranged for a horn section five-deep – some of the best players north of NYC. For this special show Peiffer will move over to the keys to allow special guest Eric von Oeyen to join the group on drums. Peiffer also shares the arranging duties of some of these holiday classics with the very talented Eric Klaxton and Zach Lange.

This horn section cannot be beat. With Matt Langley (WeirdTurnPro, OurBigBand, etc.), Eric Klaxton (Soggy Po Boys, OurBigBand, etc.), and Nick Mainella (Soggy Po Boys, OurBigBand, etc.) on reeds, Zach Lange (Soggy Po Boys) on trumpet, and Chris Gagne (WeirdTurnPro) on trombone, these gentlemen combine to create the best sound around. The group is rounded out with Scott Kiefner (Soggy Po Boys, etc.) on bass, Eric von Oeyen (OurBigBand) on drums, and the maestro Jonny Peiffer (Shango, etc.) on keys for the first time since the group’s inception in 2014.

Don’t miss this Sojoyful Holiday Celebration!

A “merry band of joyful noise creationists.” “Proving that great music still exists even as new traditions are being forged.” – Chris Hislop, Portsmouth Herald

“Tightly arranged and swinging like a modern version of John Kirbys Sextet of the 30s.” “Utterly charming!” – Jazz Weekly

“The album (The Adventures of Oliver Z. Wanderkook) stands alone as a piece of art … they maintain their memorable beauty and convey a story all their own. – Austin Sorette, The Sound

Sojoy was listed among Bandcamp.coms Best of Bandcamp Jazz in 2017, and received a Spotlight on the Arts Award for Best Jazz Group in that same year.

$14 in advance and $18 at the door