I am a singer, trombonist & hammered dulcimer player.
I work as a publications specialist/graphic artist
and find peace & serenity as a folk dancer.

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It is no longer February and you know what that means . . .

It's time to get ready for the 57th Annual Renaissance Pleasure Faire. That said. I don't really have time to keep up on this site at the moment. But, here are a couple of upcoming events. Mindful retrospection will resume again in June.

The World Famous POXY BOGGARDS . . .

Queen Mary Graphic Announcing Pub Stroll . . . will be one of a number of featured performers taking part in THE QUEEN MARY'S brand new hopefully annual PUB STROLL. We will be playing below decks (as it should be) in the Britannia Salon. We'll be playing three sets sometime between 7PM-Midnightish. I believe we are alternating sets with the Merry Wives of Windsor but details are still being hammered out.

SAVE THE DATE for BOGFEST XXV - Saturday, April 13th, 2019
The twenty-fifth thank you party for our friends and fans is in the works and the date has been set. I will provide more details as soon as I am sure I won't screw them up. Same goes for any Faire related schedules or annoucements.

I do know however that we are planning on performing at Faire again and that the dates for this year's Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire are every weekend day between April 6 and May 19.

And please remember, we are still cranking out new tunes & recordings at a spurious pace these days, so please check out our PATREON website doohickey on a regular basis, so you don't miss any of our latest shenanigans. HUZZAH!

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And, another thing . . .

. . . I did indeed have the honor of performing with the locally obcsure CHERRYWILLOW JAZZ BAND at the wonderfully spiffy and rejuvanating CURLEY'S CAFÉ in SIGNAL HILL in LONG BEACH in CALIFORNIA in the good ol' U.S. of A. in Febraury and already once in March but I am obligated to play with them again on the ides of March, yes folks, March 15th from five in the afternoon until eight at night (though because of a deadline at my day gig, I might be a couple minutes late. I very seriously hope to see you there.

The CherryWillow Jazz Band as they performed on Friday, June 15, 2018

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From 2012 through 2014,
I had the great opportunity to be a member
of the house band on the Eric Andre Show.

Here's a highlight with Henry Rollins:

I was a founding member of the Traditional Jazz (Dixieland) band THE DIXIEDELICS from its inception in 1990 until I left the band at the end of 2012. Martha Catlin replaced me when I left and that has always made me happy. (Her husband Tim and I are members of the AMERICUS BRASS BAND and he was the 'DELICS's drummer for a number of years before I quit to try my hand at contra dance producing.)

Even though the following clip has three subs (clarinet, banjo, piano), it is still a fine example of the band's playing and it features me singing a song I love to sing. I hope you like it . . .

Steve Kraus, cornet; Jerry Wheeler, trombone & vocals; Gary Gould, reeds;
Bob Aul, tuba; Doug Mattocks, banjo; Larry Wright, piano; Tim Catlin, drums

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About my Pops, Gerald Francis Wheeler Senior

Please, check back regularly and join me on this journey.
Peace. Love. Dirt.

Photo taken by Sonya Sones of Jerry at the Fiddling Frog Contra Dance Camp 2014 in Pasadena, California  Keith Haring's Heart #1 from his Untitled Heart 1984  Jerry in a 1800s Garb at Point Loma  Adorable 5-Year Old Jerry, black and white with light blue eyes Jerry Plays an F-Alto Trombone in 2005

Jerry Wheeler
Musician, Graphic Artist, Dancer, Occasional Dance Producer,
Provocateur & Novice Web Designer

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