Typhoon Santa Monica presents Psych! The Unexpected Big Band 3/3/14

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Saxes: Michael Parlett, Dave Thomasson, Vince Suzuki, Michael Czaja, Stephen Taylor Trumpets: Jon Papenbrook, Serafin Aguilar, Stan Martin, Walter Simonsen Trombones: Eric Jorgensen, Kevin Bradley, Jose Ruiz, Robbie Hioki Guitar: Matt Hornbeck Bass: Rufus Philpot Piano: Bill Fulton Drums: Steve Pemberton Percussion: Mark Gagliano Special Guest Vocalist: Chuck Wansley $10 Cover, No Minimums, Free Parking, Great […]

Bill Fulton big band chart The Preacher performed by Les Brown at ASMAC workshop

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I believe Tom Scott was also at this event as well as Horace Silver himself! Overture May 1997 The American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers (ASMAC) held their regular luncheon on Wednesday, April 16, 1997 at the Ventura Club but they added a special feature. Arrangements of original or established works were submitted to […]

Chuck Eras and the Illusions 1985 article The Valley Times

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I am mentioned at the end of the article. Page 4B The Valley Times Monday, August 12, 1985 By Verda Mackay Special to the Times By day, Chuck Eras is a Livermore businessman. By night, his trumpet sends sweet music into the air as he leads the Chuck Eras Band in the music of the […]

Boyd Cannon Big Band plays Apple Honey at 66 California in Ventura 4/10/1998

Boyd Cannon Big Band plays Apple Honey at 66 California in Ventura 4/10/1998

Arranged by Bill Holman Saxophones: Karolyn Kafer, Brad Carow, Gene Burkert, Matt Germaine, Paul Lechner Trumpets: Curt Sletten, Robert Sack, Ron Barrows, Jack Coan Trombones: Scott Hughes, Larry Jones, Fred Crowther, Bill Fuentes Piano: Bill Fulton Bass: Jeff Faulkner Drums: Boyd Cannon

April March aka Elinor Blake article from February 1999 Entertainment Today

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I worked with April March (Elinor Blake) on the theme song to “I Am Weasel.” I found this old article in my files and decided to scan and post it. French Twist Chanteuse April March provides French lessons and un petit amour on her acclaimed new album Chrominance Decoder by Stephen Lemons April March is […]

Bill Fulton with Roy Gaines and his Tuxedo Blues Orchestra in Tarzana, CA 8/22/11

Bill Fulton with Roy Gaines and his Tuxedo Blues Orchestra in Tarzana, CA 8/22/11

Bill Fulton with Roy Gaines and his Tuxedo Blues Orchestra in Paris 4/9/11

Bill Fulton with Roy Gaines and his Tuxedo Blues Orchestra in Paris 4/9/11

Cannon-Lechner Big Band Live at 66 California

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An article published March 1, 1999 in All About Jazz. It’s always a kick to inscribe a new name in the catalog of contemporary Jazz ensembles, especially when said group shows as much promise as the Southern California–based Cannon–Lechner Big Band. Co–leaders Boyd Cannon (drums) and Paul Lechner (baritone sax), apparently unaware that the big […]

Martin Short’s Fly Me To The Moon opening for Canadian Screen Awards 2013

Martin Short’s Fly Me To The Moon opening for Canadian Screen Awards 2013

Here is Martin Short doing his opening bit with my arrangement of Fly Me To The Moon at the Canadian Screen Awards 2013. Orin Isaacs, the musical director for the show, had to make a few tweaks to the chart to make it fit the sketch. He did a fantastic job!

Bill Fulton arrangement of Fly Me To The Moon featured in Canadian Screen Awards with Martin Short

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My arrangement of Fly Me To The Moon is being used in a bit by Martin Short for The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television’s new Canadian Screen Awards. Since I am in the United States, I cannot watch it live. I could not find a live stream of it at this writing. It airs […]