Jimmy McConnell Big Band
Jimmy McConnell, an 18-piece Big Band has been performing Big Band
Jazz/Dance Music from America's Classic Jazz Songbooks for over 25
years. Jimmy's Band consists of some of the greatest musicians in
Southern California. The Bands repertoire draws from a book of over 200
charts and includes Big Band Jazz/Swing Classics from Count Basie, Duke
Ellington, Sammy Nestico, Mel Lewis-Thad Jones, Ray Charles, Quincy
Jones, Buddy Rich and many more! Jimmy is from Louisiana (the
birthplace of Jazz) and has spent most of his adult life in Kansas
City, Missouri--the City that claims some of the greatest jazz
musicians that ever lived--Charlie Parker, Ben Webster and Coleman
Hawkins to name a few. Jimmy relocated to the San Fernando Valley in
Southern California a few years ago.
As a trumpeter, Jimmy's performance and recording credits include: Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Band; Jack McDuff; The Jackson Five (as musical director); Arthur Prysock, BB King; Bobby "Blue" Bland; Martha & The Vandellas; Isaac Hayes; Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson; Nancy Wilson; Lou Donaldson; OC Smith; Ernie Andrews; Barbara Morrison; Gina Eckstein; The Platters; and many others. Jimmy's trumpet can be heard in Clint Eastwood's movie "Bird" along with "A Brand New Life" with Barbara Eden & Don Murray, "Lame Duck" and "Harlem Knights" among several other motion pictures.
Jimmy McConnel Big Band Jukebox Player
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