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Dave Banks Big Band: "Tribute to Peggy Lee" ft. Britni Tozzi at BLU Jazz+


BLU Jazz+
47 E Market St 44308 Akron United States
Akron's wildly popular Dave Banks Big Band returns to BLU Jazz+ after a string of sold-out performances this season for a swingin' summertime concert event featuring vocalist Britni Tozzi & the music of the legendary Peggy Lee!

Trumpeter & bandleader David Banks has returned to the Northeast Ohio area after a twenty-year career in Las Vegas, Nevada. He performed in over 4,000 shows there including numerous top production shows – including six years with the “City Lights” Show at the Flamingo Hilton and the “Moulin Rouge” at the Las Vegas Hilton.

He worked with virtually every major entertainer in show business on the famous Las Vegas Strip and also was a member of the renowned Lou Elias Relief Orchestra. He also found time to perform with the Nevada Symphony Orchestra, The Las Vegas Philharmonic, and the Nevada Chamber Orchestra.

Since his return to the area, David is on the faculty of Walsh Jesuit High School and is in his 15th year teaching music and drama. He is in demand as a lead trumpeter in Northeast Ohio, performing regularly with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, having recorded CDs with them as well as CDs for the Paul Ferguson Orchestra and Helen Welch.

Dave has served as Lead Trumpet in several shows at Playhouse Square, E.J. Thomas Hall, The Carousel Dinner Theatre and Porthouse Theater performing for professional productions of “Anything Goes,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Brigadoon,” “Chicago,” “Parade,” “The Producers,” “Ragtime,” “42nd Street,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “Hairspray,” “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “Sweet Charity,” “West Side Story,” “Swing,” and “All Shook Up.”

Join us as some of Northeast Ohio’s finest musicians assemble for an unforgettable night of big band jazz. Get your tickets today and celebrate the music of Doc Severinson, Maynard Ferguson, Bill Watrous, Carl Fontana, Bob Florence, Tom Kubis & many more!