Joel Penner Sextet
The Joel Penner Sextet is a very worthwhile experience
L.A. Jazz Scene
Were playing the hell out of this CD
KSDS FM 88.3, San Diego
Inspired by the big band and be-bop sounds of the forties and fifties the Joel Penner Sextet plays unique original arrangements of some of the most famous standard tunes and jazz classics. The music is extremely listenable and is easily accessible to all levels of jazz audiences.
Joel is a veteran of the Los Angeles and San Francisco music scenes. He has performed with such varied artists as Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Glen Campbell and Florence Henderson.
Because of his experience in the popular music field, Joel knows how to relate to an audience. He has a large following and is usually able to fill a room and keep it jumping.
Joels latest CD, Dragonjazz has been extremely well received and is currently being played on numerous Jazz radio stations across the country.
The band has played at many of Los Angeles finest Jazz Clubs, including: The Jazz Bakery, The Jazz Spot, Spazios, Jax and The Baked Potato. The band was also featured at the 2001 Monterey Hills Jazz Festival. They have also been featured performers at many of the areas municipal concert series, including: Beverly Hills, La Canada/Flintridge, Palm Desert, LAs Pershing Square, Manhattan Beach and Oxnards Heritage Square. The band has also performed for private functions and public performances at many of the local colleges and universities in the area.
In April of 2003, the band was featured on KSDS FM 88.3s Jazz Live program in San Diego. They performed a concert at the Saville Theater which was broadcast live over KSDS FM to more than 40,000 listeners.
The musicians are some of Los Angeles finest. The band features guitarist Doug MacDonald, one of the worlds best. Doug has recorded numerous CDs under his own name featuring performers such as Ray Brown, Plas Johnson and Jake Hanna. He has also recorded with Bill Holman, Ernie Andrews, Jack Sheldon and the Clayton/Hamilton Orchestra. Also featured in the band is bass player Bill Von Ravensburg, who has played with Tom Jones, Thelma Houston, Della Reese, Ray Anthony, Jennifer Warnes and many more. The band includes Cengiz Yaltkaya on piano, saxophonist Michael Rose, and drummer Jerry Redmond.
These musicians also have varied backgrounds having performed with such artists as Doc Severenson, Freddy Fender, Buddy Rich, Joanie Sommers and many others.
For more information about the Joel Penner Sextet, please call (818) 840-9167 or fax: (818) 840-2729. You may also reach them by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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