The James Bazen Big Band
The Wednesday Night Pizza Band

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Vocals - Patty McKay (One For My Baby)

Woodwinds - James Bazen, soprano and alto saxes, flute; Hally Shoenberg, alto sax, clarinet; Jeff Gray, tenor sax, clarinet; Jesse Meman, tenor sax, flute; Don Lerman, baritone sax, flute

Trumpets - Mike Davis, Kyle Funn, Jeff Summers, Randy Martell

Trombones - Jerry O'Sullivan, David Blackstone, Shirley Coggon, Chuck Schmidt

Rhythm - Leonard Stevens, guitar; Larry Brown, piano and keyboards; Robert Wagner, acoustic and electric bass; Steve Larrance, drums

The Tunes

One For My Baby (And One More For The Road):
James Bazen's arrangement of this great standard frames Patty McKays sultry voice in an evocative and swinging way. Features a soulful soprano solo by James Bazen.

Sea Journey:
Chick Corea's tune is turned into a tone poem inspired by Claude Debussy. This is a musical exploration of the many moods of the sea.

Nothin' Doin':
A hot trombone feature played in sizzling fasion.

A contemporary blues featuring tight ensemble work and amazing solos.

Bajie's Boogie:
Duke Ellington meets Bob Marley in a fun and funky arrangement featuring "jungle" trumpets and screaming guitar.

Takin' It Easy:
A light swing number featuring a fat sax soli.

Dewey Segment Suite:
A medley of Charlie Parker bebop standards with aggressive brass and swinging solis.

The Irish Washer Chic:
A whimsical rendition of the traditional Irish jig "The Irish Washer Woman."

A Felicidade:
Jobim's tropical Latin number featuring trombone.

September Elegy:
A tribute/lament for the victims and events of September 11, 2001.

The James Bazen Big Band Is Available For Festivals and Concerts

JBBB is available for festivals, concerts and club dates. For booking information please call Music Unlimited, LLC at (301) 948-5419 and ask for James.