MP3 JB Scott's Swingin' Allstars - Just Swingin'!
From New Orleans to Chicago, this group''s versatility in the swing based tradition includes well-penned arrangements of the classics from the 1920''s to present, finely crafted originals:hot ensemble Trad Jazz, intimate vocal ballads to a hint of big band.
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JAZZ: New Orleans Jazz, JAZZ: Jazz Vocals
"Well here they are, a very hot and select group", wrote the world-renowned trombonist, Bill Allred in his liner notes to "Home," the first CD released by the Swamp Dog Jazz Band (SDJB), followed by the second successful CD, "Keepin'' Out Of Mischief Now." Formed in 1997, the group soon earned the attention of jazz music lovers and major festivals around the country. The group has kept their signature sound but has headed in a new direction with a new name and two new personnel to fit their style, JB SCOTT''S SWINGIN'' ALLSTARS! Still led by flamboyant, virtuoso trumpeter JB Scott (former Dukes of Dixieland group leader), these high-level pros are dedicated to playing swinging Trad to New Orleans jazz in an entertaining, energetic, and high spirited fashion. The featured vocalist is Lisa Kelly, well known for her pleasingly rich smooth tone, impeccable pitch, and swinging delivery of lyric. Also key to the group is the unique story telling vocal style of versatile banjo, guitarist Ken Calhoun. Rounding out the group are respected musicians, the legendary trombonist Dave Steinmeyer (of Air Men of Note fame), virtuoso clarinetist Jim Snyder (formally with the Dukes of Dixieland), bassist Rick Ravelo (swings as hard as they come), and drummer Eric Mason (a grooving, swinging, tasty player). This ‘Allstar’ group has broadened its musical versatility to include well-penned arrangements of the classics from the 1920''s to highly crafted originals of the present. If you like Louis Armstrong, Clark Terry, Ruby Braff, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Boots Randolph, Kenny Davern, Harold Cooper and more-if you like a highly musical group packed with personality-you''ll love JB SCOTT''S SWINGIN'' ALLSTARS!
JB SOTT: Philadelphia, PA - Three years as the leader of the Dukes Of Dixieland brought JB international travels and exposure on tv, and a number of CDs and videos. JB worked consistently for several theme parks in Orlando and with Latin groups in Miami. He earned his BA degree in Jazz Studies at UNF, his MS degree in Music Ed at FIU, and is now an Assoc. Prof. of Jazz Studies at UNF, teaching trumpet, a jazz history course and directing the award winning JE 1 big band. He has co-released five successful CD''s and is a popular YAMAHA trumpet/artist clinician and adjudicator.
Lisa Kelly: Wilmington, NC – Has been a featured vocalist with the Larry Elgart Orchestra, the St. Johns River City Band the UNF JE I big band and others, earning her BM degree in Jazz Studies at UNF. She was a 5-time DownBeat Magazine Award winner and the vocalist with the 2000 IAJE Sisters In Jazz Combo. Her performances have included numerous concert venues and festivals in Europe and the U.S, the Kennedy Center, tv and radio. Lisa has released a solo CD, By Request, co-released four CDs, "Memories of Tomorrow," "Live at Simons," "Keepin'' Out Of Mischief" and "Just Swingin''!" with JB Scott. She has taught voice & music theory courses at LaVilla SOTA,Douglas Anderson, UNF, First Coast Community Music School, and is a frequent guest artist/clinician and adjudicator.
Ken Calhoun: Philadelphia, PA - One of the foremost guitar/banjo players in the country, Ken earned his BA degree in Music Ed at FAU. During his 25+ year professional career, he has performed with the likes Pavarotti, Howard Keel, The Riverboat Kings, the Beal St. Bandwagon, the St. Johns River City Band, and others. Ken is featured on several recordings and is a much sought after private instructor.
Dave Steinmeyer: Born in Jacksonville, Florida - Dave joined the United States Air force in 1961, serving as the director of the world renowned “Airmen of Note” Air Force Band, retiring in 1989. After retiring, he appeared in the movie, “A Few Good Men” as a marine musician. Dave has played with every major musical artist from the 60’ to the present, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughn, Lena Horne, and Henri Mancini, to name only a few. He has been featured on over 100 recordings, is an artist/clinician with Con-Selmer, and travels the world as a highly regarded artist/clinician for music festivals, concert series and with notable music programs such as the University of North Florida, North Texas University, and others.
Jim Snyder: Muncie, IN - A former member of the Dukes of Dixieland, Jim has performed with Al Hirt, the Bellamy Bros, the Mickey Fin Show, Conrad Jones, and others. He has played throughout the U.S., Japan, Europe and Canada and for major venues including Rosie O’Gradys, Woody Riley’s Warehouse, and at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Jim has been featured on numerous recordings and is a much sought after clarinetist for his musicianship and very entertaining stage presence. Jim is a YAMAHA artist/clinician.
Eric Mason: Jacksonville, FL - A graduate of the Jamaica School of Music and the UNF jazz program, Eric was a founding member of the award winning River City Rhythm Kings. He is versed in many styles of drumming, including jazz (trad, Dixieland, big band, swing, straight-ahead), rock, reggae, funk, and r & b, and has made numerous tv, radio and festival appearances.
Rick Ravelo: Dominican Republic - A much in demand bassist, Rick has been featured on numerous bandstands and recordings, including a Marcus Printup CD on the Blue Note label. Earning his BM degree in Jazz Studies at UNF and his MS in Music Ed at FSU, he has taught bass and other music related courses at the secondary to collegiate levels and privately.
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