SOMETHING SPECIAL with its Basie style is considered to be
one of the finest swing/jazz bands. The band has been featured at many of the
major music and jazz festivals throughout the New York
metropolitan area and has accompanied Count Basie band leader, Frank Foster,
jazz trumpeter, Clark Terry, and internationally famous bassist Percy Heath
during its concert/show services. Something Special Big Band also has six
recordings to date.
The highly talented band consists of five saxophones, four
trombones, four trumpets, and a full rhythm section. All the members of the band
are professional musicians and most of them have performed with great swing
bands such as Buddy Rich, Lionel Hampton, and Count Basie. The band plays a
variety of big band music from nostalgia to contemporary swing, but is best
known for its exciting Basie style. All performances include a male or
female blues singer.