Upcoming Performances

Updated April 10 2017

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April 11 and  26, 8pm - 11

The Speakeasy Brothers (Me and John Reynolds)

The Little Easy

216 5th Street

Los Angeles, California

(213) 488-3408


I’ll also be there on the 25th with Peter Cho. (same time)


For performances with other bands, please visit their websites listed below.

Bands I often perform with:

Janet Klein


The Big Butter Jazz Band


Ginger And The Hoosier Daddys


Dave Stuckey and The Hot House Gang


Lizzy and the Triggermen


Glen Takakjian - T-man and the Swingin’ 88s


Dutch Newman and The Musical Melodians



Other great bands that I occasionally perform with:

Jonathan Stout


Johnny Crawford


old recordings

Corey Gemme, a native of Los Angeles, picked up the trumpet at about age 10 being inspired first by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, then  by listening to a Big Band radio station his parents used to play in the house and in the car. Corey was particularly influenced by Louis Armstrong, Red Nichols, Harry James, Charlie Shavers, Bunny Berrigan, and Bix Beiderbecke among others.

He studied music at Pasadena City College and California State University Los Angeles. Corey has performed with many groups including the Hot Frogs, Conrad Janis and the Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band, Janet Carroll, Johnny Crawford, Dean Mora's Modern Rhythmists, The Black Swan Jazz Band, Jim Cullum's Happy Jazz Band, The Reynolds Brothers', The High Sierra Jazz Band, The Titan Hot Seven, and Banu Gibson.

Corey leads three of his own bands.  His his  DIXIEBOP QUARTET and THE WABASH WAILERS, and in 2012 started Rolling Figs Jazz Orchestra, which performs all original material written and arranged by Corey.

He has traveled throughout the US, Canada, Australia, Japan and China, England, Sweden, Europe, and appeared as a featured guest at the Sancy Snow Festival in France, and was regularly featured at the Sweet and Hot Jazz festival in Los Angeles for its last 8 years.

In the small bit of spare time he has, he can be found making ceramics, scuba diving Hang Gliding, and doing scenic photography which results in an annual scenic photo calendar of his travels.

He currently performs around the Los Angeles area with:

Janet Klein And Her Parlor Boys, The Big Butter Jazz Band, Ginger And The Hoosier Daddys, Dave Stuckey And The Hot House Gang, Lizzy And The Triggermen, Dutch Newman and The Musical Melodians, Johnny Crawford, The Jonathan Stout Orchestra and The Campus Five.

Corey’s traditional Dixieland band playing all your Dixieland favorites. The Wabash Wailers ranges between four and seven pieces.

Corey’s mostly swing with an occasional bee-bop flavor quartet playing early Jazz and Swing classics and originals. With Piano, Cornet, Clarinet, Trombone, Vibraphone and Drums.

Corey's 9 piece 1930's-ish sounding ensemble performing all original songs composed and arranged by Corey.  The Rolling Figs contain within it, Corey’s Dixiebop Quartet

Check out my original scenic calendars. Click the Photography link above