Coudersport’s BluJayz to perform at Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre next week

PHOTO PROVIDED Shown here are members from the Coudersport band BluJayz.

WELLSBORO — BluJayz will perform jazz, blues and popular songs at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24, in the Coolidge Theatre in the Deane Center for the performing Arts, 104 Main St.

On stage will be Anne Acker, keyboard, guitar and trumpet; Mark Amman, bass; Larry Herbstritt, keyboard and guitar; Arthur Metzger, trumpet, flugelhorn and harp; Bryan Neff, percussion; Tod Twichell, guitar; and Tim Walck, tenor and soprano sax, clarinet and flute. All the band members are from Coudersport except Amman who is from Andover, N.Y.

Five band members sing and Amman and Neff may join in call-and-response songs.

The band offers rock, blues, jazz from Latin through bepop and fusion to Dixie, old time, Americana, country, swing, show tunes and rhythm and blues.

“The result has been a high-powered, synergistic blend made possible by everyone bringing their particular interests to the table and working together to bring their ideas to performable life,” Metzger said.

The band is known for play the “Ramblin Man” by the Allman Brother, “Josie” by Steely Dan, “Sittin’ On Top of the World” by Mississippi Sheiks and much more.

Their performance at the Deane Center is a BYOB event and the audience is encouraged to bring their favorite beverages and snacks and reserve a table for no extra charge.

For tickets and a table, call 570-724-6220 or visit