Musicians listed in performance posts on this site.

Blast from the Past 2

Trumpeter Brian McCune posted this recording from 1988 with me, him, Scott Sawyer, and the late David Via. He found it on a cassette tape. and here’s another one – Dolphin Dance Round Midnight

Dan Davis – percussion

Dan Davis – B.M. 1989 – Music Education/Percussion – East Carolina University; M.M. 2012 – Jazz Studies/Performance – North Carolina Central University.  Drumset studies with David Via, Keith Copeland, and Thomas Taylor.  Percussion studies with Massie Johnson (UNC – School of the Arts), Harold Jones, and Mark Ford (ECU). In 1984, Dan received the A.J. …

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The JazzTones

The JazzTones sextet plays mainstream jazz in the styles of the 50’s and 60’s. Behind the sultry vocals of Alice Brower, the Jazztones cover tunes ranging from standards, to swing, blues, latin and bebop. Its members come from the greater Hillsborough, North Carolina area. The JazzTones will be performing jazz standards, blues and bossas with vocals …

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James “Bubba” Norwood – Drums

James “Bubba” Norwood, was drummer for the Ike and Tina Turner band for many years before returning to NC.   A talented musician, his jazz drumming hits all the right beats.

John Simonetti – Bass

Multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist John Simonetti performs regularly with the NC Theater, DPAC’s touring Broadway shows, and many local groups.  He has performed with many of the jazz greats in NY and abroad.  

Prince Taylor – Vocalist

Former lead singer of Doug Clark and the Hot Nuts, Prince Taylor is a masterful jazz stylist.  A Chapel Hill native, Prince’s lush baritone is music to the ears of all his followers.

Jim Crisp – Piano

Known for his wit as well as his musical talent, Jim Crisp has been a part of the NC jazz scene for many years.  Having studied classical piano at Oberlin and UNC-CH, Jim brings a master’s touch to the keyboard.  Although his tender ballads are haunting, his love of fast, straight-ahead and latin jazz will …

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Jim Crisp Quartet

Jim Crisp – piano Prince Taylor – vocals John Simonetti – bass James “Bubba” Norwood – drums