‘Blues on the River’ razzle-dazzles!

The dress! Wow! Laura Pippin in an original design created by an Asheville artist.

Stunning views of the main channel of the Tennessee River, fabulous eats provided by Bistro by the Tracks and sultry jazz players turning the living room into a bluesy nightclub.

That was the fun vibe for the Blues on the River fundraiser for the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra at the beautiful home of music enthusiast Bob Lederer last Saturday.

The $100-per-ticket event (a bargain) sold out quickly as all 125 slots were snatched up in a flash. In addition to Bistro by the Tracks and Bob Lederer, sponsors were Jan Bechtel, Jeffrey and Barbara Crist, Sheena McCall, Pippin Dental Care, Sara Rose and Thermal Label Warehouse.

Check it out, and don’t miss a future opportunity to grab seats at the next installment of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra’s “Jazz & Cocktails” series, of which this event was an installment.

River Club subdivision was the site of the party.

Host Bob Lederer with Janet Bower, left and Victoria Cape.

What a fantastic place for a party.

From left, Matt Coker, Barry Hannah and Evan Burnett kept it bluesy.

Alan Carmichael enjoys the evening breeze overlooking the main channel of the Tennessee River.

Laura and Peter Brewer.

From left, Bob Marquis and Townes Osborn with Doug and Carolyn Leahy.

Barbara Apking, left, with Sara and Wayne Christensen.

Liz and Don Batchelor.

Sid and Jo Blalock.

Glo Klarich, left, with Edie Volk.

Sheena McCall, left, and Liz Lyons, who was covering the event for VIP Knoxville magazine.

From left, Melissa White, Peggy and Ron Turner and Beverly Simons.

Evelyn Shaw, left, with Becky and Bob Paylor.

Valerie Coleman and Judge John Rosson.

Bistro by the Tracks outdid themselves on the buffet spread.


Prosciutto-wrapped asparagus. Always a hit.

Caprese skewers. The color of the Italian flag.

Vance Thompson is the leader of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra.

From left, Vance’s father, Don Thompson, with Steve Jones, Janice Cole and Jamie Jones.

Kay Clayton, left, and Melissa White.

Pat and Christopher Tighe.

Carol and Joe Pelliccia.

From left, Jon Simons, Doug White and Doug Leahy.

From left, Glo Klarich, Evelyn and Tom Shaw and Gil Volk.

Barbara Apking, left, with Robin Turner.

Bill and Laura Pippin.

From left, George and Stephanie Wallace, Carolyn Leahy and Steve and Janet Harb.


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6 Responses to ‘Blues on the River’ razzle-dazzles!

  1. Vance Thompson, on May 22nd, 2018 at 4:34 pm said:

    Thanks so much, Cynthia! It was a really fun evening!

  2. Cynthia Moxley, on May 22nd, 2018 at 4:39 pm said:

    It was great, Vance. Thanks for helping me get folks’ names! (It takes a village!)

  3. Sara Rose, on May 22nd, 2018 at 8:19 pm said:

    That group really got rockin! They truly delivered on the blues drenched jazz of the 60’s!

  4. Sheena McCall, on May 22nd, 2018 at 8:20 pm said:

    A great time was had by all!
    The setting was beautiful, the music great and the food delicious – thank you Bistro by the Tracks!
    And thank you Cynthia for the lovely pictures.

  5. Glo Klarich, on May 23rd, 2018 at 2:49 pm said:

    Wonderful music, delicious food, beautiful home and wonderful people. What a night. Thank you all who made this event so special.

  6. Cynthia Moxley, on May 24th, 2018 at 11:57 pm said:

    Sara, Sheena and Glo: Great seeing you all. It was a fun, fun night.

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