Lisa Kelly/JB Scott Sextet Featuring trombone legend Dave Steinmeyer!
Featuring Lisa Kelly/vocals, JB Scott/trumpet, Dave Steinmeyer/trombone, Richard Drexler/piano, Charlie Silva/bass, Clyde Connor/drums!
One of the most rewarding aspects of attending a good ‘live jazz’ performance is in enjoying the spontaneously creative musical magic between a unique combination of seasoned artists. This concert features six highly regarded Florida jazz notables, each with years of regional, national, and international experience, coming together for a special matinee of absolute swing to New Orleans and modern jazz.
The backgrounds of these artists speaks volumes for the artistry they’ll be bringing to the Blue Bamboo stage through an entertaining repertoire of classic jazz favorites and self-penned originals.
8xtime DownBeat Magazine award winning vocalist/composer/arranger Lisa Kelly has been featured with many small groups and big bands including the Larry Elgart Orchestra, Chris Riddle Orchestra, the St. Johns River City Band, and UNF JE 1, co-releasing six successful CD’s with JB Scott. Former leader of the famed Dukes of Dixieland in New Orleans, Warburton signature trumpet artist JB Scott toured with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, and is the Coord. of Jazz Studies at UNF in Jacksonville, directing the top big band. Legendary trombonist Dave Steinmeyer performed for 28 years with the Air Force big band, the Airmen of Note, leading the band for 10. He is the trombone professor at UNF. Bass professor at UCF in Orlando, known for his musical combining of jazz, classical, and Latin forms, multi-instrumentalist Richard Drexler has toured with the Woody Herman Orchestra, the Jeff Berlin Orchestra, and Kenny Drew, Jr. With 20 years in Walt Disney’s Grand Floridian Society Orchestra, much in demand bassist Charlie Silva plays and tours with countless artists. Former drummer with the United States Navy Commodores in D.C, Clyde Connor has appeared on Beldwin, Warner Bros, and other recordings, played with many major artists, and is now the drum professor at UF in Gainesville. Each of this group’s artists have appeared and recorded with a roster of jazz legends, including Arturo Sandoval, Jane Monheit, Paquito dRivera, Claudio Roditi, Bob Mintzer, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, and Al Jarreau. Each have performed on TV, radio, on major festivals and in clubs world-wide. www.kellyscottmusic.com