A front-row view of the DJO sold-out 2018 Holiday show, with excerpts from about ten of the songs played there. Donna leads the band on vocals, John leads the bone section. Amazing performers, including Rich Chiaraluce & Larry Campbell on alto sax, Eric McGregor on Tenor, a killer trumpet section led by Scott Handler and Jon-Paul Frappier, and a rhythm section with Ron Jolly on piano, Dave Rohlf on drums, Tom Virtue on bass, Tim Hurley on guitar.
Raw, live recording of the band playing Bill Holman's arrangement of 'I'll Be Around,' featuring John Hines on lead bone. Would love some softening and editing on this one, but it gives a sense for the level of energy this whole band brings to the stage. July 28, 2018, Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge, Denver, CO. A lot of notes, with ~90% of them good ones (apologies for the others). Check the 'Shows' tab for the band's schedule!
Denver Jazz Orchestra playing Gordon Goodwin's swinging arrangement of 'Hark The Herald Angels Sing' at the Holiday performance live at Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge, Dec 17, 2017. Soloists: Larry Campbell (soprano sax), Bud Gordon (tpt), Ron Jolly (piano). Bone section feature w/ John Hines, lead, Chad Schneider, 2nd, Tommy Van den berg, 3rd, and Dolan Bray, 4th.
If you want to get a taste of our music, this video includes 1-2 minute excerpts from each of the different songs on our latest CD, 'You & I', with pictures from our recording session and other images (okay, you will be completely sick of them by the time this is done) so you can get to know us!
Check The beautiful Donna DeVine croons on the deck of the Azamara Quest with an international collection of musicians, including John Hines on trombone, as the ship approached Dubrovnik, Croatia on June 13, 2012. Not the best sound quality, and completely unmixed, so forgive us if it is a bit raw.
The Ultraphonic Jazz Orchestra, playing live at the Lone Tree Arts Center, on Friday, June 24, 2016. Featuring John Akal on the drums, Ron Wright-sax, and John Hines-trombone jazz. John Hines' trombone solo starts at 4:38 . The Buddy Rich band arrangement-despite a couple of "live moments," it's smoking hot, and John Akal's playing will remind you of Buddy himself. Big band is alive and well in Denver!
John Hines playing trombone jazz with an international collection of musicians on board the Azamara Quest outside Dubrovnik, Croatia on June 13, 2012. Jamming (with mediocre sound) to 'A Bittadose' from the Art Blakey library.