Vocalist Marianne Solivan is taking it to another level. After years of duo, trio and quartet work she has now jumped into the big band arena. This is exciting news not only because this powerhouse singer has shown to hold her own with heavies the likes of Peter Bernstein, Jeremy Pelt and Christian McBride but also because there is currently no other female vocalist led big band. Solivan's idea was to create a band that incorporated many of the elements in her quartet including high energy, swing and a unique repertoire. In addition she wanted to work with some of the jazz communities best arrangers to work on expanding the her repertoire, which includes a number of her own originals as well as standards, with original arrangements of material that was created for this group. So far, the result has been a highly energized & swinging band that will take you from the traditional feel through to salsa and the modern jazz idiom. All anchored by Solivan's strong surefooted voice and confident leadership.

Willerm Delisfort - piano
Matthew Parrish - bass
Chris Smith - drums
Todd Bashore - alto sax & flute (Musical Director)
Geoff Burke - alto sax & flute
Stacy Dillard - tenor sax
Carl Maraghi - bari. sax
Josh Evans - tpt
Andy Gravish - tpt
Stafford Hunter - tbn
Peter Nelson - tbn
Adazeke - poet

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