Made in the Shade
Made in the Shade is an acoustic quartet that entertains audiences worldwide with the exuberant spirit of jazz. Its unique blend of New Orleans jazz, swing, ethnic and original music delights listeners and dancers of all ages. This acclaimed ensemble is comprised of bandleader Dan Fox on trombone, Mike Peipman on trumpet, Crick Diefendorf on banjo and John McLellan on drums. The ensemble was formed in 1990 when a group of music school graduates decided to play on the Boston Common in celebration of our nation’s birthday. Since then Made in the Shade has performed at numerous festivals, concerts, schools, radio and television shows and many other social functions throughout the United States and Europe. Dan and Crick are also members of YAMA's Roots Music Collective.
Thank you for the fantastic jazz program. In the audience, you had 150 teens sitting wherever they wanted and you still had them completely engaged. I personally liked your program better that the Super Bowl halftime show. And the budget was a lot more workable!