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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 plays clarinet and 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 the band grew from a group of “jamming” friends to a working and, we hope, entertaining group.  
  Bart Bartholomew* on cornet, is a retired music professor and 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.  
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.  
Monroe Quinn, banjo   Monroe Quinn brings banjo and guitar skills that both set our rhythm base and soar during solo strains.   
* indicates founding members.