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Saxophones: Maureen Amaral, Kaitlyn Haggerty, Jeff Poster, Jim DeVito, Ben Petrucci and Frank David;
Trombones: Bob Sinclair, Rick Ong, Kurt Thuler and Chris DeCenzo;
Trumpets: Larry Panzer, Skip Gummoe, Garry Freedman Richie Thuler and Bill Cable;
Rhythm section, David James piano, John Deardon string bass, Bill Doyle guitar and Steve Taddeo drums and Leader;
Vocalists: Debby Nordike and Paul Agnew and special guest Paul Monat cornet
In 1939, Dick Donovan fulfilled a lifelong dream by starting the Dick Donovan Big Band with Paul Brann, bass. As the leader of a 20-piece big band, Dick delighted audiences throughout New England and helped to bring authentic music from a bygone era to listeners young and old. He retired from the bandstand in 2008.
Donovan gladly turned the band and charts over to drummer Steve Taddeo and Paul Brann. Since then, they have been rehearsing the band every other Monday in Waltham MA. They did swing dances and mostly private parties.
Recently re-titled The Steve Taddeo Big Band. Steve gets an overwhelming feeling of happiness and joyful excitement leading this band – Paul Brann is still Manager.
They started with Don’t Be That Way, with Maureen Amaral on clarinet
Ben Petrucci, original Member of the Donovan Band, plays alto sax on
Stella By Starlight
Debby Nordike sings Orange Colored Sky
Paul Agnew sings I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
720 In The Books
Guest Paul Monat plays cornet on I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
A Foggy Day In London Town, Kurt Thuler, Trombone
Rose of The Rio Grande Kurt Thuler Trombone
Drumming Man – Steve Taddeo does his drum walk-around, ending with bassist John Deardon’s play on Ray Bauduc and Bob Haggart’s drum/string bass duet.
They closed with Orange Coast. They plan to play many summer concerts. If you’d like to hire The Steve Taddeo Big Band, email Steve Taddeo at firstname.lastname@example.org .
A Tisket A Tasket
Quincy & The Count
Big Swing Face
A Foggy Day In London Town
It’s Almost Like Being In Love