Take Four: Jazz
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DJ Dave "DJ" Dehority (sax/winds) -
Dave supplies the distinctive voice of Take Four Jazz. Most comfortable when mining the depths of Soul Jazz, R&B, and Hard Bop, DJ's got all the street cred he needs, having shared the stage with Danilo Perez, Branford Marsalis, the Village Vanguard Big Band, and Nancy Wilson. Locally he's played with the Salt City Jazz Collective, Joe Carello, Joe Riposo, Angelo Candela, Jeff Stockham, Bob & John Sneider, Terell Stafford, Bill Dobbins, Nancy Kelly, Fred Sturm, John Bailey, and Jiggs Whigham. DJ is a graduate of the Ithaca College School of Music brings both flash and feeling to every song he plays.... Not to be missed!
DanDan Skidmore - (Guitar)
Dan is a veteran of the CNY club and festival scene, playing with dance and variety bands such as Soul Mine and Entourage, and novelty acts like Street Corner. Dan has extensive experience in many settings, including accompanying Nancy Kelly and Ronnie Leigh, the Le Moyne and Fredonia Jazz Ensembles, and the orchestra pits of Rent ,The Wiz, Bye Bye Birdie, Joseph, Pippin, Disaster the Musical, "13", "Bring it On," and Footloose, and various on-call and sub projects. A musical pro in every sense of the word, Dan is the one you want making sure that your event is flawless!
Mike Cieply - (Bass)
You've enjoyed Mike's work in a number of your favorite Syracuse ensembles including The Celebration Band, Prime Time, and Brass Inc., but did you know has also paid his dues in Las Vegas, backing acts large and small, including The Temptations? Mike's jazz roots run deep, with advanced degrees in jazz studies and performance. On  the home front, Mike is a frequent player in local pits and ensembles and is a full-time music educator. He brings a big sound to Take Four...the heavy vibrations that make you want to move... Smooth and funky!
JackJack Potter - (Drums/Percussion)
Jack is primarily known for his work as a progressive instrumentalist, artist, and composer on the Melodic Revolutions Records label, which published his most recent, critically acclaimed album Pride Before the Fall (w/s/g DJ Dehority) as a follow up toCelestial Adventures. Closer to home, he's put in more than two decades in the CNY region with the variety act Entourage and many other regional performers. In a small ensemble, such aa Take Four Jazz, Jack brings both the energy and the touch - developed over years of live performance to... keep the music fresh but not overpowering.  "Refreshing," indeed!
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