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Read what the critics are saying about the Boilermaker Jazz Band.

“Impeccable renditions of classics... Attention to detail, delicious authenticity... Soak up the sounds ’cause there’s nothing like this around anymore.”

Hits Magazine — Premiere Pick

“These guys are having a ball, and trad fans will too.”

Jazz Times Magazine

“...the music is very enjoyable. If you enjoy a mix of New Orleans-style, good ol’ ragtime, and some boogie woogie, this album is for you.”

Jazz Now Magazine

“A wonderful, spirited album... a new American band that is dedicated and true...”

Stereo Review

“...when they get going you can almost feel the heat and smell the sweat.”

Cadence Magazine

“You will think you’ve gone to jazz heaven when you hear these guys!”

Sacramento Jazz Society

“The Boilermakers play... freewheeling ensembles... and they get it right and righteous.”

Mississippi Rag

“Cosentino knows his way around the clarinet... the patented vibrato and intense feeling for the music... his tone is warm and woodsy...The Boilermakers program is a delightful mix of tunes filled with charming twists and turns... the results are uniformly top gun.”

American Rag

“...musicians at their improvisational best! The Boilermakers ensure that the tradition continues.”

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

“What a marvelous, rough, righteous, and wonderful sound they have.”

Potomac River Jazz Club

“Solid musicianship, a great selection of tunes and tempos, and an obvious enjoyment in playing... characterized the Boilermaker Jazz Band Concert.”

Pennsylvania Jazz Society

“...a showcase of incredible talent and musicianship... the overall effect is immensely pleasing.”

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Mariss Jansons, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Maestro

“Cosentino’s clarinet takes on a soulful, sometimes mournful, mahogany sound, which works well with the music... the outcome is an exciting, spirited, fun-filled session.”

Dave Nathan,