Skip Parsons' Riverboat Jazz Band -

Ernie Belanger

 

by Cliff Lamere    Nov 2004, revised 16 Dec 2006

 

           Tuba

 

 

Photos by Cliff Lamere

At the Fountain Restaurant, 283 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY

 

 

 

    Ernest Edmund "Ernie" Belanger, VII - plays a St. Petersburg tuba, a 1967 Hofner solid body 

electric bass, a bass fiddle, a 1920-1923 Martin silver plated 4-valve Sousaphone

 

Ernie joined the Skip Parsons' Riverboat Jazz Band in 1973 and has been playing with them ever since.

 

 

             

Ernie Belanger with his new St. Petersburg tuba.  (2004 Nov 13)

 

 

Ernie Belanger with his Martin Sousaphone  (2005 Jan 7)

 

 

Ernie Belanger (right) with Dr. Oakley Frost and his stick bass.  (2004 Nov 13)

 

 

Ernie Belanger on electric bass; Rich Skrika at the keyboard  (2006 Nov 11)

 

 

 

Biography of Ernie Belanger  (includes list of CDs on which he can be heard)

 

Ernie Belanger in other photos taken by Cliff Lamere:

    Skip Parsons' Riverboat Jazz Band 1

    Skip Parsons' Riverboat Jazz Band 2

    Skip Parsons' Riverboat Jazz Band 3

    Skip Parsons' Riverboat Jazz Band 4

    Skip Parsons' Clarinet Marmalade Trio at Normanside Country Club

    With Skip Parsons

    With Eddy Kebabjian

    With Forrest Gabriels

    With Forrest Gabriels 2

    With Oakley Frost

    With Sam Ponder

    With Sam Ponder 2

    With Bernie Mulleda

 

Ernie Belanger in photos on other webpages made by Cliff Lamere:

    Skip Parsons' Clarinet Marmalade Trio at Funeral

    Skip Parsons' Clarinet Marmalade Trio at Elks Club

    Historical Photos of SPRJB 1

    Ernie Belanger in Florida

    Ernie Belanger in Florida - part 2

    Bugler at Saratoga National Cemetery

    Ernie Belanger as a Youngster

 

Ernie Belanger in other internet photos:

    Beneath a canopy  - Tom D'Andrea, Rennie Crain, Ernie Belanger, Skip Parsons, Woody Strobeck, Mo Rancourt, Eddy Kebabjian (left to right)

    Clarinet Marmalade Trio

    Gazebo

 

Biography and photo of Ernie's musical father, Ernie Belanger, Sr.

Ernie's father in blackface

 

 

 

 

Sousaphone

 

 

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