The JazzTime Band with Bill Jones Plays Vicky's of Santa Fe, 12/9
When talented studio and recording musicians who also love jazz combine their talents a kind of synergy happens based on a deep understanding of music that results in a spontaneous musical conversation. Don Shelton vocalized with the Hi-Lo’s and Singers Unlimited and is amazing on clarinet, sax and flute. He recently played with Barbara Cook and the LA Phil. He worked with Clare Fischer in sessions for Prince, Michael Jackson and Robert Palmer, plus the Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Quintet and Bob Florence band. Drummer AlLen Goodman brings years of experience from NY’s supper clubs to Carnegie Hall to NBC TV as a performer and studio drummer, as well as accompanying singers such as Dinah Shore, Johnny Mathis, Peggy Lee, Liza Minnelli, Vikki Carr, Bobby Troup, Billie Holiday & others. Larry Holloway has a unique approach to bass as exemplified by virtuoso bassist Red Mitchell and, in fact, was the first recipient of the “Red Mitchell Scholarship Award.” Regular pianists such as Terry Trotter, Chip Smith, Andy Langham, Joe Bagg, Jeff Colella and others bring their distinctive musical gifts to the group. Each performance is a singular thing, a shared afternoon of the magic of jazz.
On December 9, Bill Jones will join the band with Terry Trotter on piano. Best known from his recurring role on the hit TV show GLEE as 'Rod Remington,' Bill A. Jones is also an in-demand singer who swings in the tradition of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin & others. Bill recently had the honor of opening for Tony Bennett at St. Jude's Hospital's 50th Anniversary Fund Raiser. Bill's first CD, "Frankly" was released in 2010, and is now joined by his new release, "I've Heard That Song, Big Band Songbook," with tunes first made famous by the orchestras of Glenn Miller, Harry James, Jimmy Dorsey, and others.