The Dixieland Years

The Savoy Six

plus other goodies from the high school years...

Rev: 3/11/15

Bill Vogel - Trumpet* Lee Brody - Clarinet & Sax Jimmy James - Trombone
or Bill Sodoma - Trombone
Don Rothfeld - Piano
or Barry Jaffe - Piano
Howard Buchanan - Bass*
or David Hunt - Bass*
Jim Lazarus - Drums*



R.I.P. Jimmy Lazarus

James J. Lazarus Obituary - Feb. 04, 2013
Newark Star Ledger

Here's a Great Picture:

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Front Row, Seated: Bill Vogel, Howard Buchanan

Second Row: Bill Sodoma (part), Bob Brown, John Loesser, Jim Lazarus, Lee Brody, Bob Brenman, Ken Davidson

Rear: Pete Siebert, Carl Tiedeman, Barry Jaffe, David Hunt, Dave Cook

Here's a Few New Scans:

click to enlarge...

Dr. Don Rothfeld

Bill Vogel

David Hunt


The Savoy Six

The 2nd 'bone player is probably
Howard Buchanan

Jim Lazarus

Howard Buchanan

Jimmy James

The Starlighters 1954 or 1955

Front: Bill Stelgar, John Fleisher, Lee Brody, Barry Jaffe - Back Row: Don Hirsch, Bill Vogel, Howard Buchanan, Jim Lazarus

CHS Jazz Band - 1954
Saxes: Ralph Capasso, Ken Davidson, Lee Brody, Bob Brenman, Bill Horton
Tpts: Bill Vogel, Carl Tiedemann, Dan McAlister
Bones: Bill Sodoma, Marty Steinmets
Piano: Barry Jaffee, Bass: Howard Buchanan, Drums: Jim Lazarus

The Savoy Six Front Line - 1954

Bill Vogel, Lee Brody, Bill Sodoma

Howard Buchanan - Bass

Jim Lazarus - 1954

Here's a couple of  tunes from the 1955 big-band recording session we did at Hertz Studios In Newark - Charts by Ted Osmer
You Go To My Head
Hawaian War Chant

Jazz Concert Program 1

Jazz Concert Program 2

Jazz Concert Program 3

Jazz Concert Program 4

Class of '55 :Bob Glickman, Sugie, Lee,
Mike Beinner

CHS Jazz Band - 1954

Howard Buchanan
thanx Jimbo


These audio files have been updated to MP3's

and Newly Equalized....Enjoy!

The Savoy Six - at 'Ye Old Mushroom Farm' - West Orange NJ

August 31, 1956

That's A Plenty
Jazz Me Blues
Muskrat Ramble
12th Street Rag
Easy Rider Blues
Beale Street Blues
The Saints...

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