Jazz Band

bass saxophone, Buescher, vintage, silver plated
The Bassic Sax Jazz Ensemble is a 4-piece jazz band specializing in standards from the 30s through the 70s, as well as some smooth jazz renditions of more modern songs.

Formed in late 2005, the band’s unusually spelled name pays homage to my 1922 Buescher bass saxophone (that actually gets used when we play at some larger venues with big stages).

The kinds of songs we perform include favorites such as:

  • Ain’t Misbehavin’
  • Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
  • Blue Moon
  • Blue Skies
  • Begin The Beguine
  • Caravan
  • Christmas Time Is Here
  • Cry Me A River
  • Desanfinado
  • Don’t Get Around Much AnymoreBassic-Sax-Jazz-Ensemble
  • Fascinating Rhythm
  • Fever
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Forever & For Always
  • Georgia On My Mind
  • Girl From Ipanema
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • It Don’t Mean A Thing
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Mack The Knife
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Over The Rainbow
  • Pink Panther
  • Perdido
  • The Rose
  • Satin Doll
  • Send In The Clowns
  • Sophisticated Lady
  • Stella By Starlight
  • Summertime
  • Take 5
  • Take The A Train
  • Tequila
  • What A Wonderful World
  • Winter Wonderland
  • You Light Up My Life

Photo on right courtesy of Jason Brown. © 2006

This photo was shot quickly with a timer, before we took took the stage for an MSA Museum fund raiser. From left to right, the members at the time were: Gary Huntbatch (drums); Steve Fultz (bass); Karen Durant (vocals). Jason Brown (keyboard) is squatting beside me. Oh yes, and that’s me with the sax.

Please note: My jazz combo is currently on hiatus due to a health problem that I have been experiencing. I hope to have it back together in 2010. Feel free to email me and enquire about the status of the group if you were looking to book us.

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