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Hip-Bone Big Band

Aug 13, Sunday - 12pm Noon
Sobrato Organization Main Stage

Over his 35 year career, trombonist and composer Michael Davis, leader of Hip-Bone Big Band, has gone on five world tours with the Rolling Stones, toured and recorded extensively with Frank Sinatra, released 11 CDs as a solo artist, and appeared on over 500 CDs, television themes and motion picture soundtracks.

The founder, creator and president of Hip-Bone Music, Inc., Davis was born to a musical family in San Francisco. After studying multiple instruments growing up, he settled on the trombone in high school, leading to principal chairs in many all-state honor groups.

In the spring of 1983, Davis signed on with the Buddy Rich Band. His two-year stint with the band forged musical and personal friendships that continue to this day. Michael’s freelance career in New York City began in earnest in 1986, leading to work alongside James Taylor, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, Jay Z, Sarah Vaughan, Sting, Beck, Branford Marsalis, Peter Gabriel, Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett, Bob Mintzer, Paul Simon, David Sanborn, Terence Blanchard and scores of others.

In the field of music education, Davis has served as a guest artist and clinician around the world, while also authoring a number of highly esteemed instructional books and arrangements for musicians of all ages and abilities. A multiple recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, he maintains his own jazz groups and projects through Hip-Bone Music.

The founder, creator and president of Hip-Bone Music, Inc., Davis was born to a musical family in San Francisco. After studying multiple instruments growing up, he settled on the trombone in high school, leading to principal chairs in many all-state honor groups.

In the spring of 1983, Davis signed on with the Buddy Rich Band. His two-year stint with the band forged musical and personal friendships that continue to this day. Michael’s freelance career in New York City began in earnest in 1986, leading to work alongside James Taylor, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, Jay Z, Sarah Vaughan, Sting, Beck, Branford Marsalis, Peter Gabriel, Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett, Bob Mintzer, Paul Simon, David Sanborn, Terence Blanchard and scores of others.

In the field of music education, Davis has served as a guest artist and clinician around the world, while also authoring a number of highly esteemed instructional books and arrangements for musicians of all ages and abilities. A multiple recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, he maintains his own jazz groups and projects through Hip-Bone Music.


Personnel

Michael Davis, trombonist and composer
Alex Muyrzyn, alto sax
Fil Lorenz, alto sax
Rob Sudduth, tenor sax
Todd Dickow, tenor sax
Dr. Aaron Lington, baritone sax
Jeff Cressman, tenor trombone
Dr. Jon Brummel, tenor trombone
Ted Hall, tenor trombone
Amy Salo, tenor trombone
Dan Gordon, bass trombone
Niel Levonius, lead trumpet
Mike Olmos, trumpet
Brian Switzer, trumpet
John Worley, trumpet
Lilan Kane, vocalist
Gary Novak, drums
Andrew Higgins, acoustic bass
Larry Dunlap, piano

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