Beards and bass
Beards and Bass is Oberlin's only and best Hot Jazz band, playing the music of Django Reinhardt, among others. They were formed in 2010. The members are:
Saul Alpert-Abrams: Guitar Julian Cartwright: Violin Matt Gold: Guitar Nathan Swedlow: Bass
Janie Cowan ('10) is the bass player emeritus, having played with the band from their inception until 2011.
They play every other Tuesday night at Agave, at 9:15ish, and also are known to play the Observatory Open Viewing Sessions on the first and third Fridays of the month, at 9:00 PM, weather permitting.