The House Cats Band

House Cats

St. Augustine’s The House Cats bring the past to the present by performing a variety of vintage jazz numbers from the 20s, 30s, and 40s, jump blues, swing, and swing jazz.

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Today, 9:00 pm Stogies Cigar Bar

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The House Cats have been grooving tunes for almost three decades, making them the longest-running jazz ensemble in the music scene in St. Augustine, Florida.  Performing a variety of 30s and 40s jazz, swing jazz, jump blues, and swing, the four-piece ensemble has been the house band at Stogies Cigar Bar every other Saturday night since the establishment opened over twenty years ago.  From the King Cole Trio to the legendary Miles Davis, The House Cats pull out vintage tunes like tickertape and are known for their deep knowledge of music theory and jazz history.  Originally formed in the early 90s, The House Cats is the brainchild of upright bassist, sculptor, woodworker, and visual artist Joe Segal. Joe remains the founder of the group and the only original member of the ensemble after years of shifting, morphing, and growing into the regionally famed jazz quartet it currently is today. 

When the band performs as a trio, playing instrumental tunes, about one in every four songs is led by electric guitarist and lead vocalist Rino Terraciano.  Rino and Joe  are joined by rhythm master and drummer Chris Hadjopoulos who relentlessly stays in the pocket, building energy and laying back throughout each song, giving the band it's signature diversity of sound.  At times the trio expands to become a quartet, with the addition of a tenor saxophone player, Greg Weir, who is a powerhouse of air and wind that has been known to just about blow the roof off during his steamy solos.  Together this quartet becomes a phonograph of years past, urging listeners to pop on their fedora hats and antique cuff links to occupy the dance floor for a chance to experience a time when jazz was king.

 

Upcoming Shows

VenueDateTime
Stogies Cigar BarToday9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Borrillo's Pizza & SubsTomorrow6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stogies Cigar BarFriday, June 16th, 20239:00 pm - 1:00 am
Borrillo's Pizza & SubsSunday, June 18th, 20236:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beacon Friday, June 30th, 20236:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stogies Cigar BarSaturday, July 1st, 20239:00 pm - 1:00 am
Borrillo's Pizza & SubsSunday, July 2nd, 20236:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stogies Cigar BarSaturday, July 15th, 20239:00 pm - 1:00 am
Borrillo's Pizza & SubsSunday, July 16th, 20236:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Prohibition KitchenThursday, July 20th, 20236:00 pm - 9:00 pm

House Cats - Next Showing

Today, 9:00 pm Stogies Cigar Bar
All Upcoming Shows