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Our Past  Appearances

 

You may have seen us at one of our past appearances!  If not, have a look at what we have been up to in years past! 

 

Click the links below for past years calendar listings:

2004 gigs

2005 gigs

2006 gigs

2009 gigs

2010 gigs

2011 - 2013 gigs

 

Year 2000 Appearances:

 

 May 30, 2000

    O'Gara's Bar And Grill, St. Paul

    8 - 11 pm

 June 6, 2000

    Como Park Pavilion, St. Paul

    7 - 8:30 pm

 June 8, 2000

    Centennial Lakes Park, Edina

    7 - 8:00 pm

 August 22, 2000

    Lake Harriet, Minneapolis

    7:30 - 9:10 pm

 August 29, 2000

    O'Gara's Bar And Grill, St. Paul

    8 - 11 pm

 

  October 31, 2000

    O'Gara's Bar and Grill, St. Paul

    8 - 11 pm

 

 December 5th, 2000 - Tuesday night from 8 - 9 pm

    Mall of America on the stage in the  East Rotunda

Photo Link

A Mall Floor Plan is available at this link. 

The stage is located next to the elevators in the rotunda with good viewing of the stage from both the floor and from above levels surrounding the rotunda area.

       We suggest that you print this floor plan  and take it with you to easily find the stage.  The closest parking to the stage is the East Ramp

 

 

Year 2001 Appearances:

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Tuesday October 2nd, from 7 - 8:15 pm at

    Edinborough Park In Edina
    7700 York Ave S Edina MN 55435 

         Easy Directions:

         We have found that the easiest route to this location is

         to take 494 from either the East or the West to

         France Ave. Exit North to

         Minnesota Drive and Turn Right (go East)

         Until you reach the "T"  in the road.

         You will be looking directly ahead at 

         the Edinborough Park Parking lot.  

        Simply park here and walk in through the right hand set of doors.

         Walk straight ahead until you come to the stage area.
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Tuesday October 30th 

O'Gara's Bar And Grill, St. Paul 8 - 11 pm

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Tuesday Nov 27th from 7 - 8 pm

Christmas Concert at the Mall of America on the Sam Goody Stage 

which was formerly known as the East Rotunda. 

(See the Mall floor plan link at the bottom of this page.)

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Dec 4th, 2001, Tuesday from 7 - 8:15 pm at 

Edinborough Park In Edina
    7700 York Ave S Edina MN

 

January 2nd, 2001 

    First rehearsal at IHCC band room

    7 - 9:30 pm 

January 30th, 2001 

    O'Gara's Bar And Grill, Snelling Ave. S, St. Paul

    8 - 11 pm 

 

May 14th, 2001, Monday  Private Party 

Southview Country Club 5 until 6 pm

May 29th, 2001

    O'Gara's Bar And Grill, Snelling Ave. S, St. Paul

    8 - 11 pm

June 5, Tuesday at Como Park,

Como Park Pavilion, St. Paul

7 - 8:30 pm

June 17th, 2001, Sunday, at Staring Lake Park

RCJO will be appearing in:

  The Jazz on the Prairie Big Band Festival.  

We will have 5 warm-up groups before us, and our performance time is from 8 - 9 pm.  

Here is a list of the other groups and their performance times at this exciting Jazz Festival!  You will be able to make a late afternoon picnic of it, so come and enjoy a great variety of local jazz groups!

At:

3:00 Jazz on the Prairie Big Band

4:00 Good News Big Band

5:00 Valley Jazz Big Band

6:00 Stan Bann Big Band

7:00 Just Friends Big Band

Last but not least, at

8:00 River City Jazz Orchestra

In case of Rain:  

Indoor site is at the Oak Point Intermediate School's Performance Arts Lab (PAL) on the corner of Staring Lake Parkway and Anderson Lakes Parkway - 13400 Staring Lake Parkway

 July 17th, 2001,Tuesday at

Centennial Lakes Park, Edina  7 - 8

July 31st, 2001, Tuesday

    O'Gara's Bar And Grill, Snelling Ave. S, St. Paul

    8 - 11 pm

  August 8, 2001 - Nonviolence  V.I.P. EVENT 

Wednesday, August 8, 2001   1:00 PM to Midnight

Apache Plaza Mall

37th Ave. and Silver Lake Road N.E.

We will perform from 6 - 7:30

 

Archive photos from the event, including a few of RCJO are at their site. To return to this site, you will need to click your browser's "BACK" button.

 

Year 2002 Appearances:

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Sorry - Cancelled, Tuesday Jan. 29th, 2002 - O'Gara's 

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2002

O'Gara's Bar And Grill, St. Paul

 8 - 11 pm

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Feb. 19, 2002 Private - joint rehearsal Roseville Band

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April 7, 2002 - Sunday evening from 7 - 8:14 at:

Edinborough Park In Edina
    7700 York Ave S Edina MN 55435 

         Easy Directions:

         We have found that the easiest route to this location is

         to take 494 from either the East or the West to

         France Ave. Exit North to

         Minnesota Drive and Turn Right (go East)

         Until you reach the "T"  in the road.

         You will be looking directly ahead at 

         the Edinborough Park Parking lot.  

        Simply park here and walk in through the right hand set of doors.

         Walk straight ahead until you come to the stage area.

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April 30, 2002 - O'Gara's Pub - from 8 - 11 pm

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 Members' note: May 9, 2002 Finals week at IHCC

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  May 13, 2002 - Private IHCC STAFF Golf Outing gig  at 5PM / Address: 

239 E Mendota Rd SAINT PAUL MN 55118-4623

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  June 4, 2002 Como Park Pavilion - 7 - 8:30

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  June 13, 2002 (Thursday) 7:30 - 9 PM at (Notice - Enter from Lexington Ave. and walk to where the brown Asterisk (band shell location) is. 

Map to Central Park in Roseville  

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  June 16, 2002 - Jazz on the Prairie, 8 - 9 p m Staring Lake Park in Eden Prairie

This an annual event beginning at 3 pm and running until 9 pm.

The 8-9 pm time slot is when River City Jazz Orch. performs.  Bring your family/ friends and a nice picnic dinner, or there are some food concessions available as well if you prefer.

Other groups featured this year for the Minnesota Festival of Jazz on the Prairie includes: (the host band) Jazz on the Prairie Big Band, Good News Big Band, Balley Jazz Big Band, Stan Bann Big Band, Just Friends Big Band, and last but not least, River City Jazz Orchestra.

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  June 18, 2002 - Osseo Boerboom Park from 7 - 8 pm (Located on Central Ave. which is Jefferson HWY between 4th and 5th Ave.) Click here to See Maps.

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July 30,  2002 - O'Gara's Pub - from 8 - 11 pm

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July 31, 2002 (Wednesday) Minnehaha Falls, Mpls., 7 8:40 pm

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October 1st, 2002 from 7 - 8:15 pm at 

Edinborough Park In Edina
    7700 York Ave S Edina MN 55435

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October 29, 2002 - O'Gara's Pub - from 7:30 - 10:30 pm

December 3rd, 2002 from 7 - 8:15 pm at 

Edinborough Park In Edina
    7700 York Ave S Edina MN 55435

 

Early 2003 Appearances:

 

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March 4th, 2003 from 6:30 - 7:30 we will appear at the First Presbyterian Church of South St. Paul

 We will feature the Vocal Artistry of Renee Marie Lande

 

Location of the First Presbyterian Church is 

535 20th Avenue North, South St. Paul. 

Directions:

From 494, Take Highway 3 North (Lafayette Expressway)

Get off the Lafayette Expressway (Highway 3 is about 1 mile north of 494) at the Wentworth Exit. Go East to 20th Ave. North and 

Turn Left.  The church is on the Left.

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  March 22, 2003 (Saturday) from 8 - 11:30 pm "A Battle of the Bands"!

River City Jazz Orchestra, with vocalist Renee Marie Lande, together with The Roseville Big Band (Roseville-Link information: click the 'PUBLIC PERFORMANCES" button once there) and the Rosetones vocal quartet, will provide the dance music for a fundraising dance for Inver Grove Heights school music program. 

 

Learn more about the Inver Grove Heights School Music Program

 

Note that this special event will also feature Swing Dance Lessons one hour prior to the Battle of the Bands, so bring your dancing shoes!  

                       

The dance will be held in the cafeteria at Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights; 2920 East 80th Street,

 

Adults $10, students with ID $5 at the door. Dancers of all ages are welcome.

 

What you will hear (click).

 
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  March 25th, 2003 from 7 - 8:15 pm at 

Edinborough Park In Edina
    7700 York Ave S Edina MN 55435

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  April 29th, 2003  - O'Gara's Pub - from 7:30 - 10:30 pm 

 

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Monday, May 12th - Private party
Southview Country Club

Address: 239 E Mendota Rd SAINT PAUL MN 55118-4623 (MAP)
Band needs to be there by 5:00 PM

  June 3rd, 2003 (Tuesday)- Como Park Pavilion - 7 - 8:30

 

  June 15th, '03 13th Annual Minnesota Jazz on the Prairie in Eden Prairie 
from 3 until 9 pm at  Staring Lake Park. We will be playing at 8 pm 

Free Entertainment for All Ages!

 

Pack a picnic basket, bring a blanket or lawn chair, sit back and enjoy six hours of continuous jazz in a breath-taking outdoor setting!

 

Jerry Swanberg, Jazz Host for Big Band Scene featuring Big Bands of Today from Across the World on KBEM FM 88.5/Jazz 88, and a member of the Twin Cities Jazz Society, will emcee this six-hour event that features six adult jazz ensembles from the Twin Cities Area.

 

We will have 5 warm-up groups before us, and our performance time is from 8 - 9 pm.  

Here is a list of the other groups and their performance times at this exciting Jazz Festival!  You will be able to make a late afternoon picnic of it, so come and enjoy a great variety of local jazz groups!

At:

3:00 Jazz on the Prairie Big Band

4:00 Good News Big Band

5:00 Stan Bann's Big Band

6:00 Valley Jazz

7:00 Just Friends Big Band

8:00 River City Jazz Orchestra

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   June 17th, 2003, (Tuesday) from 7:30 - 9:10

             At the Lake Harriet Band Shell 

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  June 24th, '03 - Celebrate NE Minneapolis post parade ceremony 

    Start time 7:30  Located at:

    MN National Guard Armory at 1025 Broadway Street NE 

    We will play  until 10:30 or 11 pm

        Maps

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July 17th, 2003 - Harriet Island, St. Paul, 7 PM (Directions: See Below)

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  July 29th, 2003  - O'Gara's Pub - from 7:30 - 10:30 pm

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 July 30, 2003 - Wednesday - Osseo Downtown at Boerboom Park 7 pm

The park is Located in Osseo on Central Ave. which is the same as Jefferson HWY, and is situated between 4th and 5th Ave.) Click here to See Maps.

 

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August 5th, 2003 National Night Out - Lilac Terrace neighborhood in Robbinsdale/Crystal 7 - 8:30 (Not open to public - local neighborhood only-

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August 7th, 2003 (Thurs.) City of Brooklyn Park 7 - 8 pm

[CLICK FOR MAP]

Community Activity Center - Gazebo / Rose Garden

City of Brooklyn Park

5600 85th Ave. N.

Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

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July 29th, 2003  - O'Gara's Pub - from 7:30 - 10:30 pm

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  September 30th, 2003  - O'Gara's Pub - from 7:30 - 10:30 pm

 

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 Tuesday, November 11th, 2003 at Parrish's Supper Club in St. Paul from 7:30 - 10:30

For directions go to Parrish's Web page.

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2003 at Parrish's Supper Club

        No Appearance at Parrish's as previously noted.

 
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* December 2nd at the Mall of America (Sam Goody Central / east rotunda) at 7pm.

 
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 Dec 6  Private wedding  2-  6pm

 
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 Dec 12 Private Christmas Party evening -  Band members: We need to be ready by 7:30 pm

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  December 16th, 2003 -   - O'Gara's Pub - from 7:30 - 10:30 pm

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  December 30th, 2003 -   - O'Gara's Pub - from 7:30 - 10:30 pm

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