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      David Sanborn

AIJF Season 2009
18-Piece US Band Southeast Orion

Les DeMerle with Bonnie Eisele

  Renowned and revered the world over as one of the greatest saxophone players of all-time, David Sanborn is an artist whose music has inspired countless other musicians while creating a body of work that spans the genres of rock’n’roll, R&B, pop and jazz. A naturally gifted performer, David has helped define the saxophone’s modern sound while influencing a generation. <more...>  
  Christian Tamburr
        Christian is a multi-instrumentalist, accomplished on the piano and trapset as well as orchestral percussion. However, his true talent is exhibited on his instrument of choice, the vibraphone. Christian is currently the leader of the critically acclaimed Christian Tamburr Quartet, a four-piece acoustic jazz group. He just returned home from working as Musical Director and Pianist for Latin Vocal Legend Julio Iglesias.  
      18-Piece U.S. Navy Band Southeast
      “Orion” this versatile group has entertained tens-of-thousands of audiences at numerous festivals. Wherever they perform, they are met with excitement and enthusiasm.
      Dr. Bill Prince
      Bill is a jazz educator, composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist. He pl.ays alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, clarinet, flute, trumpet, flugelhorn, piano and bass. Bill performed with Pee Wee Hunt's Dixieland Jazz Band and toured Europe as part of the NOrth American Air Defense Command Band. He has appeared with such musical greats as Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie and Henry Mancini.

The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band
featuring Bonnie Eisele

Renowned drummer, bandleader and Jazz Festival Artistic Director, Les has played with Harry James and The Manhattan Transfer. In the words of Downbeat magazine, Les and his vocalist wife, Bonnie Eisele, are: "Upbeat from the downbeat, one of the most exciting acts on the jazz scene today".

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