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John Trentacosta’s Drummin’ Man: Gene Krupa


Thu Sep 07 2023


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm



he Santa Fe Music Collective (SFMC), founded ten years ago by Santa Fe based drummer John Trentacosta, who has also served as SFMC’s director throughout the ten years, was born from an idea whose mission it was to bring the highest quality jazz to Santa Fe. Around the same time, Trentacosta was invited to play the leading role of legendary drummer Gene Krupa in “Stars Never Fade Productions” Drummin’ Man at the Santa Fe Playhouse, which was a highly acclaimed success. Fast forward to early 2023 when Trentacosta was asked to participate in the first annual “Art + Sol” Winter Festival in Santa Fe, along with other prestigious music presenters. On February 17, SFMC celebrated their tenth anniversary with the revival of Drummin’ Man at SITE Santa Fe, hosting a nine-piece band of New Mexico’s finest playing the Quincy Jones arrangements that helped propel the Gene Krupa Band to national fame in the 1940’s.”  Tonight’s performance will feature many of the Krupa big band arrangements plus a quartet segment which will highlight Krupa’s work with Benny Goodman. It’s Michael Morreale (playing the part of Roy Eldridge) and Robert Beasley, trumpets; Alex Murzyn (playing the part of Benny Goodman), Lee Taylor and Dave Anderson, saxophones; Chris Buckholz, trombone; Terry Burns, bass; Bob Fox, piano and Musical Director; and vocalist Julie Christensen (playing the part of Anita O’Day).

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