Mel Martin All-Star Big Band with vocalist Jamie Davis
Mel Martin has made a commitment to forming a swinging, âin-your-faceâ, volatile big band in the early 90âs when he was contacted by jazz greats Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Charles Mingusâ Epitaph and Joe Henderson to help them put together high-level big bands for Bay Area performances. The repertoire of the Mel Martin All-Star Big Band consists of new arrangements of many standards in addition to music by Count Basie, Benny Carter, Jimmy Heath, Joe Henderson, Gerry Mulligan plu new arrangements of Melâs original compositions.
Jamie Davis holds a position amongst the pantheon of great male vocalists with a full deep baritone voice that has been paired with some of the worldâs most famous talent. Davis was named the âchocolate baritoneâ after his performance in London with the BBCâs 64 piece Orchestra and Big Band. He was lead vocalist for three years with The Count Basie Orchestra.
Dayna Stephens and Rob Roth on tenors, Andrew Speight and Pete Yellin on altos and Howard Cespedes on baritone saxophones & flute, Mike Olmos, John Worley, Lou Fasman and Erik Jekabson trumpets, Rick Walsh, Al Bent, Joel Behrman and Chuck Bennett on trombones and pianist Art Khu, bassist Robb Fisher, and drummer Jeff Marrs
Douglas Beach House
307 Mirada Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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