Welcome!

In The Kenton Tradition!
This is definitely the one big-band you really don't want to miss!
Updated  May 12th, 2018
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We're Off for the Summer; be sure to catch
Carlos Pinera's 'Last Flight Out' big-band
at the American Rock Bar & Grill on June 12th and July 10th
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Mark Your Calendars: We'll be back in the American Rock Bar & Grill
on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
8:00-10:00pm
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Here's Some Goodies from Tuesday nite's (5-8-18) Gig:
Note: Recorder fell - sound is now somewhat distorted... :(
Summertime.mp3
After_Youve_Gone_Finally.mp3
Us_and_them.mp3
Caravan.mp3
Chelsea_Bridge.mp3
Sister_Kate.mp3
The_Brite_Side.mp3


Note: Any problems with these files, please just right-klik and download to your own desktop;
they should play fine there!
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The Band...
Saxes: Aaron Simcox, Ross Goldman,  Wes Anthony,  Joe Melitti,  Randy Emerick
Bones: Bill Hamilton, Russell Freeland,  Mike Egan, Carlos Avila
Trumpets: Chaim Rubinov, Ryan Chapman, Dennis Noday, Roger Umana,  Fernando Ferrone
Rhythm: Gary Mayone-k, Luke Williams-gt, Adolfo Herrera-dr,  Rances Colon-b
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Solos...
1. Summertime -    Aaron Simcox, Soprano Sax
2. After You've Gone, Finally  -   Gary Mayone (k), Aaron Simcox (a), Wes Anthony (t),
    Luke Wiliams (gt), Adolfo Herrera (d)
3. Us and Them  Ross Goldman, Soprano Sax
4. Caravan - Ross Goldman, Alto Sax, Chaim Rubinov, Trumpet
5. Chelsea Bridge -     Wes Anthony, tenor sax
6. Sister Kate -     Bill Hamilton, trombone

7. The Brite Side     Gary Mayone, (k), Wes Anthony, tenor sax

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Here's highlights from the November 14, 2017 AmRock Gig!
Nov. 14th players
Note: Before the recorder broke...
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Sx: Scott Klarman, Joe Melitti, Wes Anthony, Ross Goldman, Carlos Pinera
Tp: Chaim Rubinov, Ryan Chapman, Dennis Noday, Jack Wengrosky, Fernando Ferarrone
Tb: Mike Balogh, Jason Pyle, Javier Nero, Steven Mayer
Rh: Luke Williams, George Mazzeo, Rances Colon, Gary Mayone


1x.Fourth_Dimension.mp3
2x.Summertime.mp3
3x.The Runner.mp3
4x.Chelsea Bridge.mp3
5x.Red Apple Sweet.mp3
6x.Baba_Louie.mp3
7x.Dennis-Maria.mp3
8x.Caravan.mp3
9x.After_Youve_Gone_Finally.mp3
10x.Pure_Imagination.mp3
11x.Sister_Kate.mp3
12x.The_Brite_Side.mp3

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The SuperBand Returns!
August 14th - 8:00-10:00pm

American Rock Bar and Grill
Cove Shopping Center
1600 E Hillsboro Blvd,
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Info and reservations: (954) 428-4539
There's a $10 music charge; Kids get in free!

Plenty of free parking, all-nite 2-for-1 drinks,
and some of the best food in town!
So come on out and party with us,!

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Here's a few pictures from the April 2017 Gig




Thanks, Steve Salo!
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Here's the SuperBand at The American Rock Bar & Grill
October 4th 2016:




Great Food, Excellent Service, and Fantastic Music!
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Cove Shopping Center - 1600 E Hillsboro Blvd
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Info and Reservations: (954) 428-4539

$10 Music Charge -  Kids get in free!
Plenty of free parking!

Did I say 'Great Food'? - You Bet!
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Dennis, Wailing on 'Maria'! Click to hear it!

(audio from 6/2/2002 O'Hara's Gig)

**About The 'SuperBand...."
Dennis Noday and I created this orchestra to do something just a little different  than what has gone before, and this new 18-piece jazz orchestra in the Kenton tradition is  generating some real excitement from the local jazz community.

The players are the absolute top-drawer jazz talent in the South Florida area, but what's truly unique about this orchestra is our library of original arrangements,  written by myself over the course of the past fifty years.

There are many original compositions, but there are also new arrangements of some of the wonderful standards from the "Great American Songbook".

Unlike most other bands in town, we play NO purchased commercially available big-band music.  


Make no mistake: this is a New Orchestra, with a New Sound!

The musicians love the book, and audience reaction to the music at the Black Box  was  marvelous!  Dennis has also contributed some music from his amazing tenures with the Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson bands, and he still has a large following in the South Florida jazz community, having led his own big-band down here for years.

This creates a nice 'balance' of the 'new' with the 'old'!
Come catch this wonderful orchestra and let's make some 'history'!
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Dennis

Lee


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Band Personnel as of 10/21/2016:
Saxes: Scott Klarman, Mike Brignola, Billy Ross, Noah Brandmark, Randy Emerick
Trumpets: Chaim Rubinov, Ryan Chapman, Dennis Noday, Scott Malamerson, Tom Swayzee
Trombones: Jason Pyle, Mike Balogh, Tom Lacy, Steve Mayer
Rhythm: George Mazzeo (d), Rances Colon (b), Lucian Williams (gt), Larry Karp (kbd)
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Here are some of the 'goodies' from the  Gigs:

Note: If you encounter 'stuttering' with the Audio Files, try right-clicking and download  them to your Desktop where they should play fine! (not the YouTubes, unfortunately!)
10/04/17 - American Rock Bar & Grill

"After You've Gone, Finally"
    (arr Lee Harris) Larry Karp (kb), Scott Klarman,
    Lucian Williams (gt)


"The Sound" - Features Billy Ross on tenor
   Written by Billy Ross and Mike Levine
   Dedicated to the legacy of Stan Getz
   (arr Lee Harris)
   YouTube Video - "The Sound"


 
"People" from 'Funny Girl' - Dennis on Trumpet
   (arr Lee Harris)
   YouTube Video - "People"




"The Brite Side" (C) 2012 by Lee Harris (a.r.r.)
   Solos: Larry Karp, Billy Ross
   YouTube Video - "The Brite Side"


Audio/Video Recording by Kom Wongsawat
Thanx, Kom! These are excellent!













(a.r.r. = "All Rights Reserved")
11/04 Pictures and Video by Kom Wongsawat



Here's some more from 10/04!
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The Boca Gig Was Our First Gig!
It was a Ball!



Here's a shot from our first rehearsal:

Here's a Couple of Nice Trax..
Meaning of the Blues/Round Midnight
Walk Softly
Arranged by Lee Harris
(Solos:Mike Balogh, Billy Ross)
Saxes: Noah Brandmark,Neal Bonsanti, Mike Brignola, Randy Emerick, Billy Ross
Brass: Mike Balogh,John McKevitt, Charlie Gerundo,Tom Swayze, Dennis Noday,
Ryan Chapman, Jack Wengrosky, Seth Merlin, Jason Pyle
Rhythm: Gary Mayone, Andy Chapman, Luke Williams, Jeff Carswell

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Lots More Coming....


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