Buck Creek Jazz Band returning to Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz

Get ready to tap your toes and stomp your feet, the Buck Creek Jazz Band is coming to Pinehurst.

The band, known for playing traditional, Dixieland-style jazz, will open the Arts Council of Moore County’s annual Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz concert at the Carolina Hotel next month.

Buck Creek is no stranger to Moore County as the band has performed at seven previous Heart ‘n Soul concerts.

“The crowds have always been very receptive to the music,” frontman Jim Ritter said.

Band members belt out old-timey songs using a variety of instruments including trombone, clarinet, tuba, banjo, drums and piano

Ritter even plays cornet, a brass instrument similar to the trumpet.

Those who attend the concert should leave feeling a bit lighter, Ritter said.

“It’s a very happy music,” he said. “Jazz music was originally invented for dancers. The rhythm is set up to make you want to move you body, so it’s hard to sit still.”

If you’re too bashful to hit the dance floor, Ritter said the band won’t mind if you just tap your toes.

See the band at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. Six-time Grammy winner Tierney Sutton is the headliner for the event. Check back for a separate story about her.  

Buy individual tickets or make it a night with a stay at the historic, Four-Diamond Carolina Hotel. Check out our Valentine’s Jazz Package.