BIG FAT JAZZ
Bio

OUR STORY
Some think that Springdale, PA gets its nickname
the Power City from the two electric power stations along the river. But there is another potent source of power in town Big Fat Jazz!

BFJ is a 20 member jazz band known for its high-energy sound and repertoire of classic and contemporary jazz, swing, blues, and Latin numbers. Our mission is to keep the music of Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Duke Ellington, Brian Setzer, and many others alive for the pleasure of audiences throughout Western Pennsylvania.

The body and soul of Big Fat Jazz is fueled by talent from all over the greater Pittsburgh area and our great love for ensemble jazz performance. Tap into the energy of Big Fat Jazz at a music festival or community event in your area!

 

SAXES
Mark Alese
Jim Contento
Al Frantik
Jeff Rothman
PJ Simpson

TROMBONES
Casey Bavera
Carl Block
Yitzchak Cowen
Ted Martin
Pat Yaconis

TRUMPETS
Rich Moyes
Matt Crupie
Kevin Gibbons
Andy Gregori
Mike Bodnar
Matt Depra
Chris Snyder

RHYTHM
Race Dauer
Gene Hudak
Ken Lippert
Martin Thomas
Rob Massey

 
BFJ performs at the Westmoreland
Arts & Heritage Festival.

 

 

 

 

 

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