The Brazztet is a new band to our area which features a “horn section” of trumpet, alto sax, tenor sax and trombone plus piano, bass, guitar, drums and vocals. The sound of the band calls to mind the great “big bands” of Benny Goodman, the Dorsey Brothers, Woody Herman, Glenn Miller and others of that era.
The band also plays Swing, Jazz, 1950’s and 1960's Rock and Roll and Pop songs, Dixieland, Broadway show tunes and any special requests made ahead of time. Songs of other great horn bands such as Louis Armstrong and Chicago are also featured.
Anyone familiar with some of the more notable jazz and dance musicians from this part of the state will recognize the names of Will Gilchrist, Dave Dekoff, Greg Langdon, Bill Pomares, Adam Mish, Dan Martin, Skip West, Tim Iversen, Vicky Rickard, Tom Ives, Will Fredette, Al Colone, Kevin Corkery and many others who will be appearing with the band.
Here is a very brief “set list” which gives a good idea of the kind of variety the Brazztet will play during a show: What A Wonderful World, Shake Rattle and Roll, My Funny Valentine, Hello Dolly, The Midnight Hour, Route 66, Misty, 25 or 6 to 4, In the Mood, When the Saints Go Marching In.
With this type of variety, and the fact that Skip will meet with party planners to provide exactly the right songs for any special occasion, the Brazztet will be making music lovers happy for a long time to come.