Racine & Me: Meet The Dave Braun Trio
RACINE, WI (CBS 58) -- The Dave Braun Trio joined us in studio to perform for this week's Ra-Sing & Me!
The group is made up of Dave, Paula and Pete Braun.
Dave released the following statement to CBS 58:
"For more than 30 years, I have been performing with my jazz trio in the Midwest. I have been playing Friday nights at the Hob Nob Restaurant in Kenosha, WI since 1995. I have also been a regular at the Yardarm Bar and Grill since 1983. I started out by strumming chords on a ukulele when I was very young. My father, Joe Braun, is a locally well-known tenor banjo player from Racine, WI and the one who influenced me. I remember how I used to sit on the floor and watch him play melodies and chords on the banjo. His playing was so passionate that I could feel his heart coming right through the instrument. He showed me my first chords, the proper way to hold a pick, and the correct fingerings for scales. It was not until I was 19 when I started taking lessons from Gary Wolk to learn how to read music. Two years after that, I was accepted as a music major at the University of Wisconsin."
The group plays every Friday at the HobNob Restaurant 277 Sheridan Road Racine, WI 53403. They just started their 29th year. As a result of their long residence, they were featured in Just Jazz Guitar magazine.
The group is playing at the Racine Theater Guild on February 11th as part of the Jean’s Jazz Series. They will also be featured August 8th at the Anderson Arts Center in Kenosha as part of the Twilight Jazz series. The band will also perform this summer at the Kenosha Pops band providing pre-concert music.
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