The Hot Lanes Summer Concert Series at Jammin Java – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – July 21st, 2018

The Hot Lanes Summer Concert Series at Jammin Java

The Hot Lanes Summer Concert Series at Jammin Java

Saturday July 21, 2018

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 1:00 pm

GA $15

This event is all ages

The Hot Lanes
The Hot Lanes
The Hot Lanes Big Band is a 16-piece culmination of a dream Bobby Jasinski, pianist and bandleader, had in 2014. Influenced by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, The Hot Lanes promotes jazz in the D.C. metropolitan area through festivals, concerts, educational masterclasses in the public school system, and other appearances. The group features a diverse and talented set of musicians from around the area.

Rhythm Section:

Sam Carolla is an active musician and native to the greater DC metro area. He is currently a Jazz Studies performance major at GMU. His major influences are hard bop and fusion.

Joe Goldfrank is a polymath and jazz bassist currently living in the Washington, DC area.

The Hot Lanes bandleader, Bobby Jasinski started playing piano at age 5. A composer, conductor and arranger, Bobby won numerous classical piano competitions during his high school years and studied conducting with Solti International Conducting Competition winner, Shizuo Kuwahara. Bobby has appeared at the Kennedy Center, World Bank, National Press Club, the Swedish and French embassies, D.C. jazz clubs, as well as various venues in Australia, New Zealand, England and Denmark. Bobby’s first album of originals, “A Speck in Time” (which was recently arranged for orchestra for a Williamsburg Symphonia concert), is available on iTunes and his second album of originals, “Retrospection” was released in Spring 2015. Since 2002, Bobby regularly organizes benefit concerts for Haiti’s Food for the Poor Campaign, an organization with which Bobby and his church have a close affinity.


Tom Andersen is a native of Southern California and originally a trumpet player. He switched to sax and moved to the D.C. area several years ago after completing law school.  He is currently employed as an attorney for a small government agency and plays in various musical groups in his spare time.

Washington DC saxophonist Andrew Frankhouse picked up the instrument at age 10, while growing up in the buzzing metropolis of Cedar Rapids, IA. He was fortunate to get his start in an exceptional public school music program, before moving to Asheville, North Carolina, pursuing a bachelor degree and playing all over the Southeast. Andrew then spent eight transformative years in Boston, studying with jazz pedagogues George Garzone and Charlie Banacos, as well as Boston Symphony saxophonist Kenneth Radnofsky. There he began to develop his personal sound and approach to the instrument, and a musical conception built around relationships of color, space, time, form, tradition, and the distortion and manipulation thereof. In addition to performing, Andrew has taught extensively, including classroom teaching, curriculum development, private and online lessons, and currently works as a consultant in artist management, assisting touring musicians with communications and logistics.

Howard McCullers plays a variety of instruments with the Hot Lanes Big Band, including flute and clarinet, but focusing on saxophone.

Dan Hurlow is a recently retired teacher from Prince William County Schools where he was a middle school band director at Fred Lynn Middle School and an
Instructional Technology Coach at Potomac Middle School. Dan earned a Master’s degree in Integrating Technology in Schools from GMU, a Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from Ithaca College, and a Bachelor of Music Education from the Ohio State University.

In retirement Dan is enjoying his first passion of music by performing on all saxophones, flute, and clarinet with classical, jazz, and rock groups in Northern Virginia. Some of these include The Hot Lanes Big Band, The City of Fairfax Band, Moonlight Jazz Orchestra, NightHawks Swing, Fairfax Saxophone Quartet, Dunbar Saxophone Quartet, and the State Streets Band.

Baritone saxophonist Jim Vedda has been performing on saxes, clarinet, and flute since the early 1970s. His favorite horn is whichever one he has in his hands. Jim got started in his home town of Cleveland, Ohio where he had a band with his brother. He still keeps a day job, working as an aerospace policy analyst for a government contractor. Jim has a Ph.D. in political science and has published two books and many articles about the space program. Look him up on Amazon — where he has reviewed more than 200 jazz albums!


Fred Allard has played a variety of trombone venues for forty years, including a bass trombone stint with the Kenny Hadley Big Band out of Boston. He studied jazz trombone with Eddie Bert and Phil Wilson and jazz theory and arranging with the late Bill Finegan.  Fred plays with the Fairfax Wind Symphony and works as a technology specialist at Cardinal Forest Elementary School within the Kirkwood community.

Kalrissian Cooper started playing the trombone in middle school. While in the military, he he was with the 3rd Infantry Division Band, and the 389th Army Band. His musical tours included Baghdad, Iraq during 2007-2008 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Paul Hamilton is a 2011 graduate from Radford University, who is also a freelance musician (and fledgling arranger) living in the Northern Virginia area.  The highlights of his career include playing with John Lee Hooker, Jr., Kenyatta Hill(lead vocalist for reggae band Culture), substituting with the 257th Army Band and the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra. Presently, Paul is pursuing an associate's degree in Information Technology at Northern Virginia Community College.

Robert Skanse hails from Cary, IL and earned a Bachelor of Music, Applied Trombone, from Millikin University. He retired after 23 years in The United States Army Band, Pershing’s Own in 2001. Since 1978, Rob currently freelances as a performer and instructor in Metro D.C. area.


Daniel Bocknek has played trumpet for 20 years, participating in a variety of scholastic ensembles and performances. Daniel attended the University of Virginia where he was a member of the Cavalier Marching Band and a member of the University of Virginia Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. William Pease. A Burke native, Daniel has performed at Blues Alley and has been taught by many military band members in the area.

Mike Burnette, a Virginia native, attended James Madison University. He has been playing with various jazz ensembles in the Washington, DC area for the past 12 years.

Joe Donegan began his trumpet studies with Dave Detwiler of the National Symphony Orchestra and former lead trumpet for the Army Blues. Currently a Jazz Studies major at George Mason, Joe has recorded with the country/bluegrass act Dailey & Vincent and Kim Wilson of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He also performs with The Washington Redskins Marching Band, and has made appearances with The White House Band at GMU Jazz Ensemble at Blues Alley

John Ehlers, III lives in Arlington, VA and has been playing trumpet for over 20 years. He has appeared at Blues Alley in Washington, DC and currently plays with big bands, jazz combos, and other ensembles throughout the area. John minored in music at James Madison University where he went on tour with the JMU Jazz Ensemble to Montreal, the Montreux Jazz Festival, and the North Sea Jazz Festival.

Matt Gillwald has played the trumpet for 15 years, and while he has played in a variety of settings, big band jazz has remained his favorite type of ensemble to perform in. He was a member of the University of Virginia's Cavalier Marching Band for four years and loves being able to keep playing the trumpet after graduating. Matt is married to his lovely wife Maddie--a bassoonist herself--and lives in Alexandria with her and their two Australian Cattle Dogs. 
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180