Riverboat Jazz Band

Here is the Trad Jazz quartet that I played in back before I joined the Army (1997-99); Pat O’Neal and the Riverboat Jazz Band. We played on the Queen of The West out of Portland, Oregon. We would play for the guests as they arrived, then board and play a dinner show for them as the boat cruised up the Willamette River through Portland; the boat would then drop us off, and go on a week-long cruise up the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
The members were: Pat O’Neal–Trombone, Joe Lazzaro–Trumpet, Bob Pettingill–Tuba, myself on banjo. Can’t believe it’s been 20 years!

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Bourbon Street Parade


Five Little Pennies

It’s A Long Way To Tipperary

Limehouse Blues

My Gal Sal

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

Wabash Blues

The Story of Jazz

Wait ’til The Sun Shines Nellie

Sugar Blues

Louisiana Fairy Tale


Fat Louis’s Wake

Disney Medley

Just a Closer Walk