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At our next concert (March 13, 2016):
Nitro Jive features exciting arrangements of jump, blues, swing and jazz that really get a crowd jumping! Dancers love their modern arrangements from bands such as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Royal Crown Revue, Brian Setzer and Colin James, as well as traditional swing.
Audiences have come to love their show featuring exciting instrumentalists and front-man Billy Deuel, who has a (seemingly) endless supply of energy. After more than a decade of playing dances, clubs, festivals and concerts, Nitro Jive provides a non-stop electrifying performance.
Bandleader Billy Deuel attended college at SUNY Fredonia, where he led the award-winning Fredonia Jazz Ensemble during his last two years there. A saxophonist, he turned to singing when he couldn't find a male singer for Nitro Jive. Fronting this band has become a highlight, and he has developed a real talent for scat singing.
Band members are some of the best in the Albany area: Jeff Dowd, drums; Keith Pray, tenor sax; Jon Bronk, trumpet; Scott Hall, baritone sax; Michael Lamkin, organ; and Erik John, upright bass. You will find them performing with the likes of Keith Pray's Big Soul Ensemble, the Joey Thomas Big Band, Alex Torres, Body and Soul, Sensemaya and many others.