Community Event Details

Co-op Bop


Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


Miller Symphony Hall 23 North 6th Street Allentown, PA 18101 Directions


Evolution of a Quintet

CO-OP BOP, a Quintet, has developed in various combinations since the late 1950’s. Alan Gaumer (trumpet) & Craig Kastelnik (org.), coached by Craig’s father (KAL) appeared on the Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour as “kids”. Their association continued to grow. Along the way, Tom Kozic, at 17 years of age, began to play guitar with Alan’s Quartet. By the late 1970’s Gary Rissmiller took over the drum chair. And while this group was playing one of it’s common steady “gigs” at a local venue , Nelson Hill (sax) burst on to the scene . Since that time they have continued to perform together building a library of standards and original compositions. They have consistently played under each others names sharing leadership roles. Recently because of their mutual respect for one another, they came to conclusion that a group name was in order.

SO……’s official:…………
Co operative boperative or CO-OP BOP


Event Website: Online Registration Available: Yes



Event Type

Performing Arts

Contact Information

Phone: (610) 432-6715

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