Yourchestra Plays for ACJS on March 17

Helen Daley

Although new to us, Yourchestra formed as a group in 2006. Their leader Richard Bogen is a member of the Arizona Classic Jazz Society (ACJS) and has often played in the jam sets on either banjo, guitar, or drums. He is also a music therapist and teacher. The band’s repertoire is quite extensive and includes early jazz, ragtime, 1920s, Tin Pan Alley, jug band, and New Orleans style. They are able to explore the overlapping connections between ragtime, blues, country, folk, and jazz during the 1920s and 1930s. They have recently added a violin player to their ensemble. Cheryl Thurston will be playing piano with them on March 17.

This event takes place on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. Although we can’t offer you green beer, the hot music will make up for that. The fun takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. in the San Tan Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Phoenix-Chandler Golf Resort, One San Marcos Place, Chandler. Theater and table seating are available. You can sit while listening to great music or take advantage of the two dance floors. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members (join on the 17th and get in free—membership is $35 per couple/$25 single). Pay at the door. Food and drink will be available for purchase in the hotel’s bar (maybe even green beer).

For more information, contact Helen Daley at 480-620-3941 or go to