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The Smith Staelens Big Band

The Smith Staelens Big Band was establish in Seattle in 2009.  Featuring vocalist Bethany Smith Staelens, the band performed original arrangements by Steve Sample the first Wednesday of every month at a  local Seattle jaza club. The band went on semi-permanent hiatus in August of 2017.

The east coast version of the band recorded The Big Band Theory in 2008.

It featured:

Trumpets: Bruce Staelens, Mike Ponella, Jon Owens, Darryl Shaw, Mike Holover
Trombones: Charley Gordon, Bruce Eidem, Tim Sessions, John Allred, Joe Barati
Saxes: Marc Phaneuf, Bruce Williamson, Dan Jordan, Dave Rieckenberg, Gerry Niewood
Rhythm: Rich Shemaria – piano, Phil Palombi – bass, Scott Neumann – drums
Featuring arrangements by Steve Sample and Rich Shemaria

Buy the CD or download mp3s below.

Bethany Smith Staelens: The Big Band Theory
Bethany Smith Staelens: The Big Band Theory

 

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