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Buddy Rich Big Band

Buddy Rich, the Drummer’s Drummer, the Greatest Drummer Ever, One of a Kind,……………now that’s an intro! The Buddy Rich Band has all of the excitement, drive, and showmanship that Buddy brought throughout his career. Not a tribute, not “The Next” Buddy Rich, but a full blown sixteen piece big band charging through Buddy’s original charts playing classics like Mercy, Mercy, Love For Sale, Nutville, and Birdland, along with new charts just as BR would have played them. An incredible group of talented musicians that bring Buddy’s music into the present day. This is not your grandparents music! No nostalgia

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Buddy Rich on the Road, 1978

Buddy Rich on the Road, 1978

The Buddy Rich Big Band was the last great swing orchestra. The band toured relentlessly in the late 1960s, '70s and '80s, up until Rich's death in 1987. The band's ballads and barn-burners were compelling. What's more, the band had its own sound and featured sterling arrangements and captivating soloists. Rich's '78 band was particularly exceptional, ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Alan Pasqua: Keys That Unlock Many Doors

Read "Alan Pasqua: Keys That Unlock Many Doors" reviewed by Jim Worsley


Recently, and just a few days before Thanksgiving (2019), I was thankful for the opportunity to have two separate conversations with renown pianist Alan Pasqua. As generous with his time and candid commentary as he is talented as a musician and composer, both conversations crashed the one-hour mark. For you non mathematicians, that is over two ...

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Famed Drummer Kenny Aronoff To Join Tribute To Buddy Rich’s Music And Legacy At Catalina Jazz Club January 23

Famed Drummer Kenny Aronoff To Join Tribute To Buddy Rich’s Music And Legacy At Catalina Jazz Club January 23

Multi award-winning drummer Kenny Aronoff will be featured with the Buddy Rich Band to celebrate Buddy Rich’s genius and legacy kicking off the late icon's 100th birthday year. On Monday, January 23rd, 7:30pm at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, Aronoff, EMMY award-winning drummer Gregg Potter and Rich's daughter Cathy, on vocals, will appear with the ...


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