Skip Parsons' Riverboat Jazz Band -

Sam Ponder, guest


by Cliff Lamere    15 Aug 2006

Photos by Cliff Lamere

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



Samuel Parrish "Sam" Ponder is currently from Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

On Aug 11, 2006 he performed as a guest of the band.


For jazz, Sam plays cornet and trumpet, but he also plays recorder and cornetto.

In these photos he plays a 1907 cornet made by H. N. White.  It has a "shepherd's crook" design 

because of the way the bell pipe curves out of the valve assembly.



Woody Strobeck, Forrest Gabriels (hidden), Rich Downs, Sam Ponder, Skip Parsons, 

Rich Skrika & Eddy Kebabjian (L-R, 2006 Aug 11)



Skip Parsons & Sam Ponder  (2006 Aug 11)



Sam Ponder  (2006 Aug 11)



Rich Downs on muted cornet.  Sam Ponder and Skip Parsons playing a riff.  Ernie Belanger. (L-R, 2006 Aug 11)



Forrest Gabriels, Sam Ponder and Skip Parsons (L-R, 2006 Aug 11)



Skip Parsons, Sam Ponder, Forrest Gabriels & Rich Skrika  (L-R, 2006 Aug 11)



Band members enjoy solo by Sam Ponder.

Woody Strobeck, Rich Downs, Sam Ponder, Skip Parsons & Eddy Kebabjian (L-R, 2006 Aug 11) 




Sam Ponder can be seen in other photos taken by Cliff Lamere:

    Sam Ponder 2

    Skip Parsons' Riverboat Jazz Band 3


See Sam Ponder in other internet photos: 

    Joey Thomas Big Band  (upper right corner & single photo)