Meet the Musicians of... Shades of Blue

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Meet the Shades of Blue Rhythm Section...

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[ Tom Lucas ]     [ Patty Delisle ]     [ Gary Kerner ]     [ Kevin Hayes ]

Click on a musician above to learn more about that member of the Shades of Blue rhythm section. 


Tom Lucas

Name: 

Tom Lucas  (Guitar)

Education: 

2 years college

Occupation: 

Book Pricer

Favorite Music Era:  

Swing, Bop, Post Bop

Favorite Artist:  

Barney Kessel, Art Pepper

Favorite Big Band:  

Count Basie

Favorite Song:  

Any song that swings!

Other Music Experience/Groups:  

Cobra's Blues Bad, Essence, Sentimental Journey

Biggest Musical Influences:  

Freddie Green, Joe Pass, Chuck Berry, Barney Kessel

Joined Shades of Blue:  

1999

Favorite Sound:  

Guitar & Sax

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Patty Delisle

Name: 

Patty Delisle (Piano)

Education: 

 

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Joined Shades of Blue: 

2013 

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Gary Kerner

Name: 

Gary Kerner  (Bass)

Education: 

Continuing

Occupation: 

Coast Guard Provisioner, Musician

Favorite Music Era:  

Post Cro-Magnon

Favorite Artist:  

Varies daily - currently Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen

Favorite Big Band:  

Thad Jones / Mel Lewis

Favorite Song:  

Varies weekly - currently "Like Someone In Love"

Other Music Experience/Groups:  

Baltimore's Big Band, Sentimental Journey, Emil Rusinko Orch.,
Bob Barrett Band, Al Patacca Band

Biggest Musical Influences:  

Myron Floren, Art Van Damme, Ray Brown, Phyllis Olson, Joe Pass

Joined Shades of Blue:  

1999

Favorite Sound:  

Boing

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Kevin Hayes

Name: 

Kevin Hayes (Drums)

Education: 

Masters - Music Performance (Percussion), Studies in Europe

Occupation: 

Musician, Take care of home and children

Favorite Music Era:  

Swing/BeBop on to the present

Favorite Artist:  

Elvin Jones, Bill Evans, Gary Burton

Favorite Big Band:  

Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland

Favorite Song:  

Too many to pinpoint one

Other Music Experience/Groups:  

U.S. Army Band, NYC Jazzmobile Big Band, many & varied

Biggest Musical Influences:  

An early teacher - Joe Morello

Joined Shades of Blue:  

1999

Favorite Sound:  

Children laughing

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