The Samohi Jazz Bands – Jazz 1, Jazz 2, and Jazz Combos – will perform
Sunday, January 21st from 4:00-6:00 pm
600 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica
This concert will include a performance with guest artist Bernie Dresel.
Bernie Dresel has been one of the busiest studio and live musicians in the world as both a drummer and percussionist. He occupied the coveted drum chair for Grammy Award-winning Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band since its inception in 1999 until 2015. He was also co-writer for Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band Play-Along Series For Drums (as well as the follow-up Volume 2). For 15 years (1992 to 2006), he was the drummer for the multi-Grammy Award-winning Brian Setzer Orchestra, selling close to 4 million records. Modern Drummer magazine’s readers’ poll named Bernie “Best Big Band Drummer” and Drum! Magazine has put him on their list of “53 Drummers Who Made a Difference in the ’90s” as well as honoring him with a Drummie® for Best Big Band Drummer.
Bernie has just released the debut record of his exciting new big band, The BBB featuring Bernie Dresel, entitled Live n’ Bernin’ (available everywhere CDs, vinyl, Blu-Rays, and digital downloads are sold). This group is without question one of the world’s most exciting large jazz ensembles and some have called it the best big band album in decades! The BBB provides potent testimony to the sheer exhilaration of big band jazz.…intensely and energetically showcasing Bernie’s extraordinary musical and technical drumming talents.
Bernie’s credits with respect to motion picture and television soundtracks represent “A-list” television work such as The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, and recent movies such as Coco, Planet of the Apes, Spider Man: Homecoming, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Jurassic World, Zootopia, Inside Out, Tomorrowland, Star Trek, Minions, Despicable Me 3, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek Beyond, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Mission Impossible 3, American Sniper, Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Superman: Man Of Steel, Up, The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie, Cars 2, Super 8, Transformers 3, Get On Up, Ratatouille, and many more! You can also see, as well as hear, Bernie on the silver screen in Jersey Boys and the Country Bears. Bernie Dresel’s complete list of movie and television credits is extensive.
In addition to The BBB Featuring Bernie Dresel, Brian Setzer Orchestra, and Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Bernie has recorded/performed with hundreds of artists from all genres: A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, Maynard Ferguson, Chaka Khan, Andrea Bocelli, Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, Seth MacFarlane, Dixie Chicks, Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, LeAnn Rimes, Andy Summers, Brian May, Men At Work, Herb Alpert, David Sanborn, Johnny Mathis, Lou Rawls, Barry Manilow, Eric Idle, Expose, James Taylor, James Brown, Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Jack Jones, Little Richard, Dr. John, Albert Lee, Gene Simmons, B.B. King, Patti LaBelle, Luis Miquel, The 5th Dimension, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Paula Abdul, Celine Dion, and many others.