JIM CULLUM - cornet, leader
Jim Cullum is a jazz cornetist and band leader who has been active mostly in San Antonio, Tx for more than 50 years. Starting in a partnership together with his late dad, a clarinetist, Mr. Cullum has also specialized, building a person sound from pre-World War II traditional jazz stylings. He could be influenced, though maybe not ruled, by the playing of Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Texas cornetist Garner Clark in addition to blues singing of Bessie Smith.
Among the features of Mr. Cullum’s job that features brought nationwide acclaim is his growth of and performance in Riverwalk Jazz, a highly effective once a week across the country public radio program.
The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, under Mr. Cullum’s direction, is now well regarded. The Band has actually, on many occasions, toured globally, done at Carnegie Hall and often included various other legendary greats in appearances.
MIKE PITTSLEY - trombone
Mike Pittsley took up the trombone as he ended up being 10 and was playing skillfully once he was in senior high school. The Northern Ca native attained an abiding appreciation of classic jazz from their participation with all the Sacramento typical Jazz Society. He joined up with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band in 1978 and during their initial 12-year stay showed up on over 100 broadcasts of Riverwalk, reside from getting. After making the band, he worked as a freelance musician, taught reduced metal and co-led the Mission City Hot Rhythm Cats — a traditional jazz musical organization which also included Jim Cullum Jazz Band alumni Mark Hess and Eddie Torres. For quite a while Mike had been the main substitute for Kenny Rupp using Jim Cullum Jazz Band. When Kenny departed the band in April, 2011, Mike rejoined the band given that full-time trombonist.
JOHN SHERIDAN - piano
John Sheridan began his musical instruction, studying the piano, on age seven. Their life ended up being permanently changed whenever in the chronilogical age of eight, their parent introduced residence the recording of Benny Goodman’s 1938 Carnegie Hall show. He was immediately taken with the piano playing of Jess Stacy and Teddy Wilson, who continue to be two of their major influences even today.
After graduating from Capital University in Columbus in 1968, Sheridan enlisted in america Navy. He had been assigned to the prestigious US Navy Band in Washington, DC, providing there until his discharge in-may, 1972. It was during his armed forces solution that John began organizing. John joined The Jim Cullum Jazz Band in 1979 as pianist and principal arranger when it comes to musical organization. He has got written over 1, 000 arrangements when it comes to ensemble.
He left the band at the end of 2002, to get results as a freelance musician and arranger. He performed at jazz parties across the U.S. and recorded thoroughly along with his very own “Dream Band” which included vocalist Rebecca Kilgore. John gone back to the Jim Cullum Jazz Band in August, 2011.
PHIL FLANIGAN - string bass
Bassist Phil Flanigan is one of the most functional jazz artists energetic these days. He is comfortable in a number of settings from Traditional Jazz to Bebop, along with his impressive application' includes assist an extraordinary choice of musicians in every Jazz types.
One of Phil's first musical organizations ended up being with saxophonist Scott Hamilton, and therefore generated tours of Europe, Japan and many tracks on the Concord Jazz label. When the Scott Hamilton Quintet played a residency at Eddie Condon's in nyc, Phil usually sat in because of the legendary trumpeter Roy Eldridge at close by Jimmy Ryan’s. Various other great artists has Phil caused consist of Benny Goodman, Vic Dickenson, Wild Bill Davison, Dick Wellstood, Jimmy McPartland, Ruby Braff, Maxine Sullivan, Kenny Davern, Rosemary Clooney, Sonny Greer and Ed Polcer. He's got taped over 90 sessions for labels such as for instance Arbors, Nagel-Heyer, Atlantic yet others.
Phil's bass playing has actually won compliments from other bassists such as for example Bob Haggart and Ray Brown as well as artists in the conventional, Swing and Modern Jazz style. He's got performed bass clinics and has now written and arranged his or her own compositions - including string quintets.