This rollicking big band swing vocal features Donna DeVine and the Denver Jazz Orchestra live from their holiday performance at Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge in Denver, Colorado, December 17, 2017. The band is crammed into a tight space, which didn't give Donna much room to move around and emote, but you can get the idea of how an amazing singer takes on a challenging holiday arrangement with a great big band. Soloist: Larry Campbell, alto sax. Merry Christmas!
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.
Donna out front singing in her big band debut with the Denver Jazz Orchestra. John Hines playing lead bone with this great band, and Donna singing this great Gordon Goodwin arrangement of 'Too Close for Comfort.' Recorded at Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge, Denver, CO on June 20, 2017.
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. 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 jazz trombone 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.