Sasha's Bloc Band

Sasha’s Bloc Band

Brandon Fields – Saxophone

Brandon Fields is one of the most talented and renowned   saxophone players in the world.

His debut recording “The Other Side Of The Story” was recorded in 1986. Three additional concept albums followed with great success.

World class Saxophone player who performed with Earth Wind & Fire, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Nancy Wilson, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Luis Miguel, Al Jarreau, Robben Ford,  Nancy Sinatra, George Duke, Engelbert Humperdink

Mr. McChesney – Trombone

Mr. McChesney one of the most talented and renowned Trombone players in the world.

Some of his film credits include Rocky Balboa, The Pursuit of Happiness, Everyone’s Hero, Shepherd, Mystic, Rush Hour ,

The Cooler, Space Jam, and many others. TV shows featuring his work include The Simpson’s, Family Guy, American Dad, Happy Hour, Looney Tunes, JAG, King of the Hill, Futurama, and more.

He can be heard as a jazz soloist on his own “No Laughing Matter – The Bob McChesney Quartet Plays Steve Allen”, Horace Silver’s It’s Got to Be Funky(1993), Bob Florence’s Grammy 2000 winning CD “Serendipity 18”, along with others.

Alex Budman – Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone

Since his move to Los Angeles from San Francisco in 2005, Alex Budman has been in heavy demand as a session musician and soloist, recording on a wide variety of albums, TV shows and movies. His command of the saxophone, clarinet and flute keeps him busy playing in the top tier of LA’s musical community. Alex can be found touring with songwriter Christopher Cross and has been fortunate over the years to perform or record with artists including Eric Clapton, Boz Scaggs, D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Clare Fischer and Rosemary Clooney.

Kye Palmer – Trumpet

Trumpeter Bobby Shew first got Palmer his start on the Woody Herman Orchestra; Palmer toured 1988 through 1990 with the group. Palmer currently performs and records with the Chris Walden Big Band, Bill Cunliffe’s “Imaginacion” and other groups in the Los Angeles area. He has also performed and recorded with LeAnn Rimes, Hawk-Richard Jazz Orchestra, Bob Dylan, Tony Bennett, Joe Williams, and Diane Schuur, as well as touring Japan with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and Poncho Sanchez Latin jazz band. Television appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman.

Palmer continues to teach trumpet and is serving as an adjunct professor at California State University, Fullerton.

Kevin Winard – Drums

When he was just twenty years old, Kevin began touring the country backing up one of the most successful pop duos in musical history—The Captain & Tennille – touring and recording with them for over ten years. In the summer of 1988, Kevin traveled the United States with the pop group Times Two, opening for Debbie Gibson on her Out Of The Blue tour, and went on to accompany French rock star David Hallyday for his European tour and live album, followed by a world tour with pop icon Paul Anka.

Andy Langham – Piano

Andy Langham studied jazz performance at the University of North Texas.

His touring credits include Poncho Sanchez, Natalie Cole, Christian McBride, Ernie Watts, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, New York Voices, John Heard, and Dewey Redman. His recording and/or performance credits include John Abercrombie, Gary Bartz, Terence Blanchard, Arthur Blythe, Debby Boone, Randy Brecker, Bobby Caldwell, Pete Christlieb, Ravi Coltrane, Larry Coryell, John Fedchock, The Four Freshmen, Terry Gibbs, Gerry Gibbs, Tom Harrell, Jon Hendricks, Dave Liebman, Don Menza, Roy McCurdy, James Moody, Sam Rivers, Christian Scott, Bobby Shew, Lew Soloff, Mike Stern, Clark Terry and Steve Turre.

Steve Cotter – Guitar

Steve Cotter’s first interest in jazz and studying guitar came about in his 17th year.

Cotter excelled at the esteemed college playing in the One O’ Clock band and obtaining the graduate teaching fellowship. At UNT he played along side distinguished jazz performers including Marc Johnson, Buster Wiliams, Gerry Muligan, and Randy Brecker.
He has performed with such notables as Joey DeFrancesco, Jimmy Smith, Dave Pike, John Pisano, Bill Perkins, Dale Fielder, Jane Getz, Bob Maize and Ernie Watts.
In 2005 to the present he has toured extensively with vocalist Steve Tyrell to Europe, Japan, Russia, and the U.S. including residencies in New York City. While in Los Angeles he started playing with Sasha’s Bloc Band.

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