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New York Metro Jazz Group "Playing hot, Dixieland jazz since 1998, Doctor Dubious augments our core group with several top musicians from the New York metro area on call who have their musical roots in the Hot Jazz and Swing styles of the 1920s Jazz and '30's. Here is a brief introduction of our Jazz Artists and who we are

  Tom Duncan* is Doctor Dubious and plays clarinet as well as alto and C melody saxophones to lead the group. You can even coax a raucous vocal or two out of him, such as instructions on how to "Shimmy Like My Sister Kate" or the sad refrain, "My Bucket's Got A Hole In It". Tom started playing Dixieland jazz in high school in Cleveland, Ohio and then had a long lay-off, but participation in jazz camps finally jump started more activity in playing and leading. The band grew out of a group of jamming friends and has coalesced as a working and, we hope, entertaining band.  
  Bart Bartholomew*, on cornet is a music professor at New York’s Yeshiva University, a composer who combines a family musical tradition with his knowledge of jazz history and major league chops to play the old tunes with a new interpretation.  
pianist Karen   Karen Bartholomew*, is a retired music educator, jazz vocalist and composer who lends her keyboard and vocal skills to Dr. Dubious’ hot jazz. She and Bart are Nebraskans and met at the University of Nebraska. Partnership in marriage enhances their musical partnership.  
  Dave Brown triple threat on drums, cornet and vocals, joining Bart for two cornet features ala King Oliver and Louis Armstrong or the Lu Watters Yerba Buena Jazz Band West Coast Style jazz. Dave has performed and been assistant music director on Broadway and has played with top bands in New York and around the world.
Barbara at Jazzberry   Barbara Dreiwitz is a rare female tuba player active in the field of Dixieland jazz. Barbara played regularly with The Harlem Blues and Jazz Band, touring Europe with them and with Stanley's Washboard Kings, and is an original member of Woody Allen's New Orleans Funeral and Ragtime Orchestra appearing every Monday night at Michael's Pub in New York City for over 24 years. Barbara has performed with Jim Lowe on radio and Julie Wilson in cabaret and now lends her considerable talents to Dr. Dubious with solid rhythm and chord structure for our bass line.

Dick Dreiwitz began playing in the early 1950's and has learned from and worked with such legends as Willie The Lion Smith, Lee Blair, Zutty Singleton, and Herb Hall. Dick joined his  wife Barbara in appearances of the Woody Allen "New Orleans Funeral and Ragtime Orchestra", for over 24 years and now contributes all of this “trambone” experience and his considerable knowledge of jazz lore to the Doctor’s ensemble.

Other frequent contributors to the Dubious sound are Monroe Quinn who brings banjo and guitar skills that both set our rhythm base and soar during solo strains. Russ DiBona is Jersey-based and jazz-friendly on drums. From traditional hot jazz ala Doctor Dubious to swing to rock and blues and mainstream jazz, Russ is the time master of them all. Jonathan Steenstra contributes bass saxophone virtuosity and even plays the rare contra bass saxophone with traditional jazz style perfection.
* indicates founding members.