The Dave Banks Big Band Plans Another Return to BLU!
*DBBB will do their show July 23!
Dave and the gang will be coming back to Akron's premier jazz spot, BluJazz+, 47 E. Market Street in downtown Akron
on April 23rd. The evening will start at 8pm and will feature two hard hitting sets of big band jazz! Details will be coming
soon along with ticket information.
Dave Banks and Jimmy Mulidore: Together again after 27
*DBBB played to sold out house February 19
|Sax great Jimmy Mulidore
The Rubber City's own wildly
popular & hard-swingin' big band brought the flavors of the New York City & Los Angeles jazz scenes to Akron, while
featuring legendary Las Vegas saxophonist and renowned bandleader, Jimmy Mulidore! BluJazz was absolutely sold out and they
were turning standing room guests away!
It was in Las Vegas where Banks originally linked up with legendary West
Coast saxophonist & renowned bandleader, Jimmy Mulidore, whose resume includes performances with Frank Sinatra, Elvis
Presley, & Louis Armstrong. Moving to Las Vegas in 1957 provided Mulidore the opportunity to work with some of the biggest
stars in the business. He began working at the renown Sands Hotel and Casino with the Rat Pack – Frank Sinatra, Sammy
Davis Jr, and Dean Martin. By 1969, Jimmy was musical director at the Las Vegas Hilton, a position he held for eighteen years
(and where he also shared the bandstand with Dave).
Notable arrangers for the show were Thad Jones, Duke Ellington,
Toshiko Akiyoshi, Tom Kubis, Bill Holman, Don Sebesky, Bob Florence, Michael Abene were featured with many terrific charts.
with the band were Don Turoso, Tom Reed, Bob Esterle, Dave Kana, Dick Willis (saxes), John English, Erik Gimbel, Chris DeMarco
(trumpets), Phil Brice, Chas Baker, Pete Cumming, Scott Garlock (trombones), Jeremey Poparad (guitar), Alex Hoyt (piano),
Aidan Plank (bass), and Jim Rupp (drums).
Another Big Band Wedding, and Another Satisfied Couple!
If you've never had a chance to experience The Dave Banks Big Band doing a wedding reception, you have truly
missed something! Imagine hearing music from every era, be it swing, jazz, rock, motown, even some Broadway hits, all put
together with a client's particular wishes in mind! With our library of over 500 songs, a stable of vocalists able to cover
everything from Elvis to Sinatra to Janis Joplin, the DBBB has the versatility to make any reception sparkle. On May 16, the
DBBB came out with a wide variety of styles for the reception of Anna Caldwell and Jason Saini, held at the Lake Erie Building
in Lakewood, Ohio. Afterwards, Anna wrote the band, saying, "Thank you so much for making our wedding reception so memorable.
The band was fantastic. The singers were spectacular!"
The band also performed on April 10 at the reception of Molly Meyer and Chris Williams! Not to be outdone,
the DBBB has been contracted AGAIN, this time they will travel to Akron, Indiana for the FOURTH time this family clan has
hired the DBBB for a reception! They obviously trust Dave and the gang to provide great live music for their reception needs!