Professor Emeritus, Jazz Studies, City College of San Francisco Leader Combos/San Francisco All Star Big Band Pres, Board, Caribbean Basin Institute for Education and Culture
DAVID HARDIMAN’S COMBOS AND SAN FRANCISCO ALL STAR BIG BAND, perform in the styles of Swing, Be-Bop, Cool, Contemporary, and Top 40 Styles. Our five up to nineteen piece professionals have performed, recorded, traveled, and associated with such notables as TONY BENNETT, “DIZZY” GILLESPIE, EARL “FATHA” HINES, RAY CHARLES, FREDDIE HUBBARD, “SUN-RA”, etc. The unique song styles of featured vocalist, NINA CAUSEY are reminiscent of BILLIE HOLIDAY, DINAH WASHINGTON, NANCY WILSON. DAVID ANTHONY HARDIMAN, JR. vocalist performs music from LIONEL RICHIE, MICHAEL JACKSON, GEORGE BENSON, COOL AND THE GANG, ETC. Collectively we have performed all over the world.
I have performed personally in Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara and Mazatlan Mexico. Played with “ST. GABRIELS CELESTIAL BRASS BAND” in Pori, Finland. Vitoria, Bilbao & Getxo Spain.. Escalades, Andorra. “North Sea Jazz Festival” in den Hague, Netherlands, Umbria, Salerno, Bologna, Pescara, Mosciano, Abruzzo, Lecce, Prugia, Pompei, Serre, Italy. “Indy Jazz Fest.” and “Indiana State Fair”, Indianapolis, Ind. Played with MITCH WOODS AND HIS ROCKET 88'S at the “Umbria Jazz Festival”, Umbria Italy. Played personally in Goiania, Guarez, Brazil. Caymen, St. Thomas & Freeport, Bahama Islands. San Francisco Jazz Festival, and just about every major city in the U.S. I have directed the AFRICAN AMERICAN JAZZ CAUCUS DANCE BAND, AN AFFILIATE OF THE INTER. ASSOCIATION FOR JAZZ EDUCATION, annually since 2003 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, New York City three times, and Long Beach, CA. For booking and biographical information and references please contact me at 3648 Park Ridge Dr., Richmond, Ca. 94806 or telephone numbers: Home 510-275-3688, Cell phone 415-517-7688, FAX 510-275-3688 (call first). EMAIL: [email protected] WEBSITE: www.freewebs.com/davidhardiman. We’re looking forward to working with you at your next event.