Berkeley’s legendary Freight and Salvage hosted a BIG BAND DANCE in July. The Dance Floor was full of great dancers! More summer jazz to follow! Details here at theUpcoming Showspage.
The Junius CourtneyBig Band's just-released CD "US" is the work of a Bay Area institution and a big musical family that, according to jazz writer Andy Gilbert, "embodies swing."
Check out some sounds and arrange to get your copyhere.
The Junius Courtney Big Band delivers the power and subtlety of authentic swing. Led by drummer Nat Courtney, son of the late bandleader and trumpet player Junius Courtney, and under the musical direction of George “Jazzbeaux” Spencer, the Junius Courtney Big Band thrives via a combination of exciting jazz charts and impressive jazz chops. With internationally-acclaimed recording artist Denise Perrier out front on vocals, the Junius Courtney Big Band redefines the classics and presents originals as new as tomorrow morning. Its twenty-piece strength and forty-plus-years lifetime bring high-definition to the bandstand. As audiences have found, the Junius Courtney Big Band lifts off in live performance to delirious realms of swing.