"We had a wonderful New Year event, thanks to you and your great group. So many people came up to us and said, "Great Band", "Best Band EVER", "wonderful music for dancing", "Perfect band, perfect evening". So, THANK YOU ALL. I hope you had a good time, too." -- Southwest Yacht Club, New Years Eve, 2011
High Society "Marching Band" with Bob (Bob's Redmill), Anaheim Convention Center
Mardi Gras gig!
Clarinet Duet-Chloe & Larry
"Our" Cruise Ship in Cabo San Lucas, 1/13/09
On Board Carnival Elation
HSJB with Czech Jazz Singer Eva Emingerova
Larry Channave 1933-2007
The High Society Jazz Band was founded in 1980 by trumpeter and vocalist Larry Channave. Larry played and lead jazz groups wherever he lived since 1950. After retiring as an executive in the Aerospace industry, he was able to devote more time to his music and to his childhood sweetheart and wife, Renie. He was "Mr. Personality" on stage as evidenced by the mutual admiration between him and the audience. He is missed by his many loyal jazz fans, fellow musicians, and his family.
Renie & Lisa with the HSJB at the San Diego Dixie Jazz Fest, 11-25-07 (Dave Long photo)