JAZZ FROM NEW ORLEANS TO NEW YORK WITH THE DAN MILLER – LEW DEL GATTO QUINTET

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JAZZ FROM NEW ORLEANS TO NEW YORK WITH THE DAN MILLER – LEW DEL GATTO QUINTET

37.00

FRIDAY, MAY 4
6PM

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBARY OF COLLIER COUNTY

SOUTH REGIONAL BRANCH, COLLIER COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 8065 LELY CULTURAL PKWY, NAPLES, FL 34113

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Jazz from New Orleans To New York with the Dan Miller – Lew Del Gatto Quintet

Join trumpeter Dan Miller and saxophonist Lew Del Gatto as they celebrate the exciting and swinging
history of jazz music from New Orleans to New York. Dan Miller built his reputation touring and
recording with Harry Connick Jr., Wynton Marsalis, Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman and Tom Jones.
Lew Del Gatto was a member of the Saturday Night Live Band from 1975-2006 and toured and recorded
with Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones and Buddy Rich. Dan and Lew have been working
together for over 14 years and can be found performing as members of the Naples Philharmonic Jazz
Orchestra (Sextet) at Artis-Naples.

You are invited on a musical journey that spans over fifty years of jazz music. We begin in the birthplace
of jazz, New Orleans with the genius who created it all, Louis Armstrong. From there we will hear the
music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie,
Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis and John Coltrane. A free-wheeling excursion from traditional New
Orleans jazz to swing to bebop and beyond!

The evening will also feature the swinging vocal stylings of the very talented Patricia Dean who brings
the influence of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson to every one of her performances.

For this concert, Dan brings together a tremendous group of musicians for an evening of hard swinging,
acoustic jazz music including pianist Joe Delaney, bassist Brandon Robertson and drummer-vocalist
Patricia Dean.

Jazz trumpeter Dan Miller, grew up in the vibrant musical scene of Chicago during the 1980’s. He
attended the University of North Texas and moved to New York City in 1991. He has studied with Don
Jacoby, Bobby Shew, John Haynie, Ed Treutel, Brad Goode and Barry Harris. He spent eleven years
(1990 – 2000) as a member of the Harry Connick Jr. Orchestra, traveling the world and recording
numerous albums and television specials. Dan also toured internationally and recorded with Wynton
Marsalis, Maynard Ferguson, Tom Jones and Woody Herman. He has also performed with: The Lincoln
Center Jazz Orchestra, The Lionel Hampton Orchestra, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Curtis Fuller,
Branford Marsalis, Randy Brecker, Frank Foster, Jon Hendricks, George Coleman, Charles McPherson,
Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Tom Harrell, David "Fathead" Newman, Ira Sullivan, Bobby Shew and Jack
McDuff. Since 2005, he has split his time between NYC and Florida and he’s currently a member of the
Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra and the musical director of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz
Orchestra. Dan is a Yamaha Clinician and Performing Artist and works with college bands, high school
bands and private students nationwide. He is an Artist-in- Residence for the University of Central
Florida’s School of Music in Orlando. For more on Dan Miller, visit www.danmillerjazz.com

Tenor saxophonist Lew Del Gatto has been a dynamic figure in the New York music scene for over 40
years. His versatility and knowledgeable comprehension of musical art-form was the basis for a stellar
career. He has been involved with jingles, films, jazz and television. Lew was a saxophonist with the
Saturday Night Live band from 1975-2005 and was also an arranger and contractor for the show. Del
Gatto played with the Les Elgart Band, Sal Salvador and appeared with the world famous Johnny Carson
Tonight Show Band. He played on such film soundtracks such as The Blues Brothers and The Naked Gun
2 ½ and has performed on the Grammy Awards and Emmy Awards on TV. He has recorded for such
artists as Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Harry Connick Jr and the Brecker Brothers. Lew
has appeared with many giants in the music world, including Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Liza Minelli,
Buddy Rich, Herbie Hancock, Phil Woods and the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra. He is currently the
co-bandleader and arranger for the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra. For more on Lew Del Gatto,
visit www.lewdelgatto.com

Pianist Joe Delaney was born in Brockton, Mass. Joe’s father Ed Delaney was also a pianist. Joe started
playing at age 3, learning by ear from records and his father’s band rehearsals. Joe says, “I picked it up
and still play about 90% by ear.” Joe first met the great Cape Cod jazz pianist Dave McKenna at the age
of 12. They became life-long musical and personal friends. Joe says, “Even now there isn’t a time that I
sit down to play solo piano that I don’t think of Dave.” McKenna said about Joe Delaney, “He gets better
every time I hear him and he’s been around since he was barely a teenager.” Delaney worked in the
Boston and Cape Cod areas until 1981, when he moved to the US Virgin Islands, where he worked for
most of the ’80s. From 1989-2009 Joe returned to New England, based in Cape Cod, mostly in Hyannis.
He had a long association with reedman Dick Johnson, who led the Artie Shaw Orchestra during this
period. Joe travelled with the Shaw Orchestra for six years, sometimes playing alongside trumpet great
Lou Colombo. While not touring with the Shaw band or his own groups (on 5 continents), Delaney
played extended residencies in virtually every live music venue on Cape Cod. He spent 7 years leading
the house trio at the Black Cat Tavern at Hyannis Harbor. Joe has recorded many jazz albums and CDs
both as leader and sideman.

Brandon L. Robertson is a rising upright/electric bassist originally from Tampa, FL. After attending
Florida State University College of Music in 2004, Brandon received his B.A. in Music Performance,
studying jazz and classical with bass professors Rodney Jordan and Melanie Punter in 2009. Brandon has
performed with notable acts such as Marcus Roberts, Jason Marsalis, Marcus Printup (Member of the
JALC Orchestra), Nick Finzer, Dan Miller (Former Member of the Harry Connick Jr. Orchestra), Lew Del
Gatto (Former Member of the SNL Band), Patricia Dean, Thomas Heflin, Leon Anderson, vocalist Carmen
Bradford (Singer for The Count Basie Orchestra) and the famous Count Basie Orchestra led by director
Scotty Barnhart. Brandon received his M.M. in Jazz Studies from Florida State University Spring of 2016.
Currently, Brandon is the Professor of Jazz Studies & Director of the FGCU Basketball Band at Florida
Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL. Brandon is currently a member of the Dan Miller Quartet, and
often performs with the popular Southwest Florida Big Band "Stardust Memories" led by multi-
instrumentalist Craig Christman.  Brandon continues to perform regularly throughout the north and
southeastern part of the US with various jazz, blues, and pop acts. For more on Brandon Robertson, visit
www.brandonrobertsonmusic.com

Drummer-vocalist Patricia Dean, a native of Tampa, Florida became fascinated with drumming and
singing upon seeing Karen Carpenter on the Ed Sullivan show. Born into a musical family, she was
performing with her father and brother at age 14. Throughout the years she has traveled extensively
with her own trio and performed with jazz legends such as Nat Adderley, Ira Sullivan, Giacomo Gates
and John LaPorta.

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