The Bill Fulton Band is an exciting, 8 piece (9 piece with vocal) jazz fusion and smooth jazz ensemble comprised of LA’s finest musicians. Renowned saxophonist Ernie Watts appears with the band on occasion as well as Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea, David Benoit), Gary Novak (Chick Corea), Katisse Buckingham, and Kevin Ricard (American Idol).
Bill Fulton, originally created the band as a vehicle for the live performance of music from his CD “Time” on Rhombus Records. “Time” is available worldwide on many music retail sites. The Bill Fulton Band’s instrumentation includes keyboards, bass, drums, trumpet, alto sax, tenor sax, trombone, guitar and sometimes vocal. The style is essentially contemporary fusion jazz but also incorporates latin, gospel, funk, swing, rock and hip-hop. The band has played local LA jazz clubs and festivals to enthusiastic audiences. The album ‘Time’ has been receiving national airplay on up to 20 radio stations.
Below is a list of some of the amazing musicians and vocalists who perform or have performed with the Bill Fulton Band at various times.
David Enos (Bass), Derek Frank (Bass), Larry Steen (Bass), Adam Cohen (Bass), David Hughes (Bass), Ric Craig (Drums), Bill Berg (Drums), David Anderson (Drums), David Derge (Drums), Mike Miller (Guitar), Andrew Synowiec (Guitar), Yarone Levy (Guitar), Mark Chosak (Guitar), Rob Hardt (Sax), Steve Marsh (Sax), Mike Nelson (Sax), Ernie Watts (Sax), Zane Musa (Sax), Rick Keller (Sax), Rick Rossi (Sax), Mark Hollingsworth (Sax), Glen Berger (Sax), Jeff Driskill (Sax), Andy Suzuki (Sax), Glenn Morrissette (Sax), Eric Marienthal (Sax), Brandon Fields (Sax), Nick Lane (Trombone), Scott Whitfield (Trombone), Paul Young (Trombone), Andy Martin (Trombone), Andrew Lippman (Trombone), David Stout (Trombone), Kerry Loeschen (Trombone), Martin Sullivan (Trombone), Jacques Voyemant (Trombone), Lee Thornburg (Trumpet), Jonathan Dane (Trumpet), Bill Dowling (Trumpet), Howie Shear (Trumpet), Larry Williams (Trumpet), Ron King (Trumpet), Kyle Newmaster (Trumpet), Anne King (Trumpet), Andrea Miller (Vocal), Adam “Aejay’e” Jackson (Vocal), Bernie Meisinger (Vocal), Jeff Robinson (Vocal), Rebecca Downs (Vocal)
Groove Lexicon (fka The Bill Fulton Band) has performed at the following venues:
Farnsworth Park (Altadena, CA), Anaheim Hilton (Anaheim, CA), Fair Oaks Ranch Park (Canyon Country, CA), Club Tropical (Culver City, CA), Network Concerts (Glendale, CA), Sangria (Hermosa Beach, CA), King King (Hollywood, CA), Two Strike Park (La Crescenta, CA), The Foxx Club (Los Angeles, CA), Cabrini’s Jazz Alley (Los Angeles, CA), The Derby (Los Angeles, CA), Lunaria (Los Angeles, CA), The Jonathan Club (Los Angeles, CA), Catalina Bar & Grill (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles Farmers Market (Los Angeles, CA), The Grove 4 times (Los Angeles, CA), Playboy Jazz Festival Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA), Sherman Oaks Galleria 3 times (Sherman Oaks, CA), Season Ticket (Simi Valley, CA), La Ve Lee 7 times (Studio City, CA), BB King’s Blues Club (Universal City, CA), Gardens of the World (Westlake Village, CA)