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Sammy and Buddy: Featuring Stanley Davis and Mark Gonder
March 31 from 8:00pm - 10:45pm
Akron's wildly popular big band returns to the BOP STOP this season for a swinging concert event! The David Banks Big Band will celebrate the famous live recorded show featuring Sammy Davis Jr. and Buddy Rich in Las Vegas in 1966, which drew rave reviews. They will present some of the material from that very special recording along with pieces from both Sammy and Buddy’s repertoire. They will be featuring the talents of Cleveland vocalist Stanley Davis doing Sammy’s material, and legendary Ohio drummer Mark Gonder covering the Buddy Rich role!
Tickets for this show are $25 each. This event will also be livestreamed on BOP STOP's Facebook page at showtime. Accessing the stream is free but donations are encouraged and directly support the band. To donate, select "Donation: Livestream Attendee" (which is a $10 blanket ticket price) as your Ticket Option above and follow the steps below:
The Dave Banks Big Band is a powerhouse, 17 piece, swingin’ big band based out of Akron, Ohio and is in its 20th year of making music. The band includes some of Ohio’s top jazz musicians and is led by Ohio native and 20 year Las Vegas veteran trumpet artist, Dave Banks. Dave’s desire is to bring some of that Las Vegas excitement to their concerts! They have performed across the Midwest, including The Palace Theatre, Music Box, and The Bop Stop in Cleveland, BLUJazz, The Tangier Cabaret, The Carousel Dinner Theatre in Akron, the Kent Stage in Kent, Robins Theatre and the Packard Music Hall in Warren, the Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown, as well as many jazz clubs and major conventions in Northeast Ohio.
Their vast library of music ranges from standard big band swing, to contemporary big bands, Sinatra to Buble, and even Big Band rock and soul. Dave fronts the band with his soaring trumpet, reminding audiences of the sounds of Doc Severinsen, Maynard Ferguson and Harry James. They also feature compositions by several arrangers that are associated with the band including Don Turoso, Chas Baker, Paul Ferguson, Chris DeMarco, Jeremey Poparad and Dave Banks.
While they have been busy backing entertainers such as Las Vegas and Atlantic City Rat Pack Shows, The Temptations, Four Tops, Michael Sonata, and The FlyGals in themed shows, they frequently present programs that pay tribute to the top big band arrangers and artists from both yesterday and today. The band’s ongoing mission is to provide the audience an exciting, uplifting dose of big band music, which challenges our musicians, yet keeps our audience tuned in and turned on!
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