Saturday 10 January 2015 at 6:00pm
The Stanhope House
45 Main Street, Stanhope, New Jersey, 07874, United States
Tel: (973) 347-7777
Al Chez, is a trumpet player extraordinaire. Getting his start in his father’s drum corps in New Jersey at age 9, his career has spanned more than 20 years with stints in a number of rock, funk and blues bands. A veteran of the clubs around New York City and New Jersey, Chez branched out to California to join the soul-funk band Tower of Power in 1988 and then played trumpet for the band of blues master Robert Cray for a short time in the mid-1990s. In 1997, Shaffer asked Chez to be a full-time member of the CBS Orchestra, and Chez has been performing on The Late Show with David Letterman ever since. He maintains a presence as an instructor for a number of drum corps, and is a staff member for the University of Virginia Cavalier marching band.
He formed Al Chez and the Brothers of Funk Big Band with two Rochester-area music teachers, Jimmy Steele and Jarred Streiff.
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