Excellence in the community
JOE MUSCOLINO BAND
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
Courtney Smith, keyboards, is our resident savant, and like a son to
me. He's the pianist I've waited 30 years for, and also an amazing
vocalist. Courtney is also a musical director for Calvary Baptist
Choir, and co-leader for Jazz Vespers at 1st Unitarian church.
Melissa Pace Tanner, vocalist, has been with us for 20 years, minus a
five year hiatus. In addition to her superlative vocals and stellar
looks, she is also a great actress and teacher. Melissa also performs
with Tadd Calcara's New Deal Swing Band, her own jazz group, and many
Dave Murphy, drums, is another 20 year veteran of our organization. His
Wasatch Music Academy has made a difference in hundreds of young
musicians' lives, and his groups can be seen all over town. He also
performs with Tad Calcara.
Kenji Aihara, guitar, is the most talented guitarist I've ever had the
pleasure of working with. He dazzles us nightly, and with Courtney,
makes this the best band I've ever had. In addition to being a highly
sought after session player and sideman, Kenji has many guitar
Brett Moore,vocalist, was recommended to me by the choir director of
Westminster College, where I'm also an alumnus. He had never sung in a
band before, and has proven to be one of my best vocalists ever, and a
real prince to work with. While a student, Brett's wife was the
recipient of the JMB music scholarship, and his mother in law has
played in my Italian band, the Guidos.
David Asman, baritone sax, is the only original member of the band still with us. We grew up two blocks away in New Jersey, and he and I have been playing music together since grade school, 51 years by my count. David also leads the Klesbros and plays pops concerts with the Symphony. He teaches music at Cosgriff school and the JCC.
Reed Lecheminant plays lead trumpet for me, and for just about everyone else in town. In addition, he is a highly sought after session player, and just completed 57 shows of Wicked. He also teaches, and is my music copyist.