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Ira B. Liss

Ever since the early 1970's, Ira was destined in life to be a band leader. A drum major/saxophonist at Patrick Henry High School in San Diego, California, he was voted most valuable band member his senior year. In the local, regional and national scenes, Ira acquired extensive experiences in all phases of the music and entertainment industry. From music management, retail/wholesale products, talent acquisition, concert production & promotion, to jazz education and recording production. Ira B. Liss, at 6 feet 7 inches tall, is Southern California's most imminently watchable bandleader of San Diego’s favorite Big Band: The Ira B

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine: Tasty Tunes

Read "Tasty Tunes" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Tasty Tunes is the fifth CD by Ira B. Liss' stalwart San Diego-based Jazz Machine, which was formed almost forty years ago, in 1979--a span that, when reckoned in big-band years, is much closer to a century or more. While other bands have come and gone the Jazz Machine has adamantly stayed the course, presenting dynamic ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine Releases "It's About Time" -- Includes un-recorded Maynard Ferguson Composition

San Diego, CA: TallMan Productions is thrilled to announce the release of the latest album from The Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine, It's About Time available everywhere on August 8, 2013. It's About Time is the 4th CD release by The Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine, an 18- piece Big Band that ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine: Everything Under the Sun

Read "Everything Under the Sun" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The second release by the San Diego–based Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine is quite well–named. Perhaps an even better name would have been “everything but the kitchen sink.” The band is all over the map in a session that is evidently designed to showcase its many talents for the purpose of securing gigs.


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