The Down Beat Express Big Band was founded in Pasadena twenty-five years ago by saxophonist Safford Chamberlain. Pat Emmett took the baton a year later. Since then, the band has played dozens of gigs from park concerts to wedding receptions to stage shows and jazz festivals.
In '07 for instance, in addition to the Farnsworth Park Concert, and private functions, the band performed at "Two-Strike Park" in LaCrescenta, The Sun City Theater in Palm Desert where it headlined "The Veterans' Day Salute Stage Show", and at the "Orange County Live Music Festival" in Anaheim.
Tonight's performance features the band's popular vocal star Jennifer Gates. John Noreyko will be our male vocalist for the 'Salute to Sinatra' set. John is a staff performer at Disneyland, tours parts of the U.S. annually, and does his 'Sinatra Sings' show in various L.A. area Clubs. Daveena limonick will also perform on the ‘Sinatra Set’. She has performed with the Downbeat Express over they last two years at Farnsworth Park.
The Down Beat Express' CD "The Silver Project" featuring Jennifer on vocals, is available for purchase at all performances.For more information contact Pat Emmett at: 928-566-4078 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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