The “Hot Cookies” (aka “Finke’s Hot Cookies”)

The “Hot Cookies” originated in an impromptu get together in Bob Schulz’s living room following a jazz festival. Now, whenever both the High Sierra Jazz Band and the Frisco Jazz Band both play a festival we seem to get to perform a couple of sets, which are always a high-spots of the weekend as far as I am concerned!

Latest videos

by Bill Schneider from the just-completed 2017 Fresno Mardi Gras

“2017 Fresno Jazz Fest – Doug Finke’s Hot Cookies playing ‘That’s A Plenty’
This video is of Doug Finke’s Hot Cookies playing That’s A Plenty, originally composed in 1914.”

“That’s A-Plenty”

by Susie Miyata, 2016 Fresno Mardi Gras

Some “Earlier” Examples from 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016

“Rose Of Washington Square”

From 2013 at the Fresno Dixieland Jazz Festival with Bob Ringwald joining us on piano

“Limehouse Blues”

From 2016 a video by SFRaeAnn on YouTube

“As Long As I Live”

8 thoughts on “The “Hot Cookies” (aka “Finke’s Hot Cookies”)”

  1. Scott – you may not remember me from the, brace yourself, Camp Pemi days. I was there as a camper 1963,’64, and ’65, and as a CIT in 1970. My brother Jeff was there in the early 60’s as a camper, and from 1965 on as a counselor.
    Today I was listening to a banjo player, Willow Osborne, and thought to myself, “I wonder whatever happened to Scott Anthony?”; then I googled you, and there you are. And we have something else in common. Romeo Arsenault. He was my older brother’s and my piano teacher in the early 1960’s before we moved from Rye (NY).
    I went back to Camp Pemi in 1973 on our honeymoon (my new bride said, “we’ll never send a kid here for 8 weeks” – she was used to 1 week camps).
    I now pastor (have pastored for the better part of the past 30 years) in Earlville, NY, near Colgate U. I retired after 27 years with the Norwich (NY) Police department as their parking enforcement officer – good job, good retirement. My brother Jeff (and his wife Janie) winter in SC and summer in Ocean City, MD.
    There, you’re up to date. But Pemi was a good influence, and a good remembrance – like Gilbert and Sullivan all over again.
    Glad to catch up with you.
    Jeremy Stopford
    Earlville, NY

  2. Hi Scott,
    Back in May 2016 I sent you an e-mail complimenting you on the music you posted on BHO and your outstanding artistry on the banjo. At that time you wrote back to inform me that you were planning to open a site for tenor/plectrum players and I’m so glad you did. The 2 videos above are fantastic – having watched both at least 4 times in the past hour. I will be a dedicated viewer going forward and I will bring your site to the attention of my “banjo buddies”. It’s unfortunate that people in our society immediately connect the word ‘Banjo’ with ‘Bluegrass’, hopefully your site will serve to enlighten many. Thank you so much for bringing your music to an “overlooked” population of 4 string banjoists.

      1. OK Scott, we 4 stringers, AKA the “Forgotten Population”, are those who live for true banjo music played by fine artists, like yourself, sincerely appreciate your efforts. If there is any way I can help you with your site I’d be honored to do so. You are one of my all time favorite banjoists. I’ve played your version of Kitten on the Keys from the BHO Jukebox so many times my wife thinks I’ve gone mad. She should have known I was mad when she first saw my tenor banjo case (Um… cases). Hope to someday hear you perform in person. Wishing you many blessings.
        Dennis McMahon, Carmel, NY

        1. Thanks again, Dennis! I’m glad you like “Kitten On The Keys”. That was recorded about 35 years ago, so I’d have to work awfully long and hard to get it down again!

  3. Hello Scott – it’s great that you have started a blog. Just wanted to say how much I am enjoying ‘Ragged Oldies’ – I especially like the ragtime pieces with a lot of single-string playing. It has inspired me to take up the plectrum – thank you.

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