All EARLYJAS concerts and jam sessions ll take place at the British
American Club, 8564 Ravenna Rd., Twinsburg, OH 44087 (330) 963 6370
Directions to British American Club (BAC):
From South: Route 91 N through Hudson to Old Mill Rd. or Stow Road
N. dead ends at Old Mill, Turn right (East) to Ravenna Road. Turn Left
to 8564 on left, 1/2 mile.
From West and North: I 271 S to I 480 E to Twinsburg, Rt. 82 exit.
Turn left on 82, cross Rt 91, stay until 82 bears left, Ravenna Rd bears
right. Bear right on Ravenna to 8564 on the right, 1/2 mile.
From Ohio Turnpike, exit at Streetsboro, I 480 West. Take I 480 West to
first exit, Frost Rd. Turn right at end of ramp, and quick left at 1st light
to dead end. Turn left at dead end. This will become Ravenna Rd.
When you pass Old Mill Rd it is about 1/2 mile on left.
From Aurora: 82 West to Herrick Rd., left over RR tracks to Ravenna, left
to British American Club.
Editor, Webmaster: Phil Cartwright Editor@earlyjas.org
Do you enjoy Traditional Dixieland Jazz?
Some of the benefits of EARLYJAS membership:
+ Jazz concerts on a regular basis
+ Discounts to Club events
+ Monthly Newsletter
+ Contact with other jazz enthusiasts
+ Jam sessions for fun and practice
+ Promote the history and culture of
Traditional Jazz and Ragtime
PO Box 1621
Kent, OH 44240
President -- Phil Cartwright
Vice-President -- Barry Zimmer
Treasurer -- Tom Weil
Secretary -- Vacant
|Earlville Association for Ragtime Lovers Yearning for
Jazz Advancement and Socialization
Trustees meet at noon, usually the Wednesday before a club
Club events are held from 2:00 - 5:00 PM, usually the last Sunday
of the month, at the British-American Club, Twinsburg, OH. See
No EARLYJAS newsletter July and August.
EARLYJAS Club Calendar: 2018-2019
Meetings: Board Meetings:
September 30 Chefs Of Dixie September 26
October 28 Jam Session
November 25 Jam Session
December 9 Concert & Party December 5
January 27 Jam Session
February 24 Jam Session
March 31 Concert March 27
April 28 Jam Session
May 26 Jam Session
June 30 Concert June 26
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Obituary of James Emert, Jr.
As the evening sky began its crescendo Sunday, July 8, 2018, the beautiful life melody of Jim Emert came to a close. Jim was born
in Chicago to Grace and James Emert, Sr. in 1939, however, there was no denying that Jim considered Pittsburgh to be his
hometown. The oldest of two, his family reflects warmly about listening to Jim, his mother, and adored younger sister, reminisce
about the adventures of the old days and their love of music and books - a strong and special bond they shared.
In Jim’s younger years, he enjoyed going to summer camp where, among other things, he learned to swim and fish. In fact, Jim’s
high school swimming talent earned him a full scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh where he was nationally ranked. After
college, Jim married his wife, Judy (Young), and found his career track in the insurance industry. He built his own agency and
eventually retired from Nationwide Insurance as the VP of Sales.
Jim was a natural leader who had a way of making all around him smile with his quirky wit, dry sideways comments, and unique
vernacular. He was always being asked to MC events and usually ended up as president of the organizations he joined. Jim was
currently the president of the EARLYJAS Club and had been for many years. His love of traditional jazz helped orchestrate many
jazz festivals in Cleveland - the musician in him helped keep the music alive. Over the years, Jim was a member of the renowned
Eagle Jazz Band, The Sorta Forties and most recently his own Jimmy’s Jazzmen. His intricate chords, harmonies and rhythms on
the piano and banjo will be missed.
Above all, Jim loved spending time with his wife and family. Vacations, concerts, theater series, family holidays and jazz fests
topped the list, as well as being his three grandson’s number one fan on the sidelines and mentor in life.
Surviving him is his wife of 55 years, Judy, son Jim (Stacy), daughter Sue Malson (Keith McDevitt), grandsons Tyler, Brock and
Logan Malson and countless other dear relatives and friends.
Service and Celebration of Life were held at 3 PM Saturday at the Sheraton Suites, 1989 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221.
Visitations were Friday from 4-7 PM at Redmon Funeral Home in Stow, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Jim’
s memory to EARLYJAS, P.O Box 1621, Kent, Ohio 44240, or the Jazz Arts Group of Columbus, 734 E. Long Street, Columbus,
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