Meet the Musicians of... Shades of Blue

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Meet the Shades of Blue Sax Section...

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[ Steve Scheinberg ]     [ Leo Brandenburg ]     [ Bill Yakaitis ]     [ Jim Crum ]     [ Mark Steindler ]

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


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Steve Scheinberg     

Name:  

Steve Scheinberg  (Alto, Clarinet, Flute)

Education: 

 

Occupation: 

 

Favorite Music Era:  

 

Favorite Artist:  

 

Favorite Big Band:  

 

Favorite Song:  

 

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Biggest Musical Influences:  

 

Joined Shades of Blue:  

 

Favorite Sound:  

 

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Leo Brandenburg     

Name:  

Leo Brandenburg  (Alto, Clarinet, Flute)

Education: 

Berklee College of Music, Univ. of Massachusetts

Occupation: 

Retired Fed. Gov't

Favorite Music Era:  

Swing, Bebop - 1930's-1970's

Favorite Artist:  

Phil Woods, Eddie Daniels, Paquito D'Rivera, and many others

Favorite Big Band:  

Ted Heath, Toshiko, Quincy Jones, Thad Jones, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller

Favorite Song:  

Too many to list

Other Music Experience/Groups:  

Classical, Symphony Orchestra, Woodwind Quintet, Show Bands, & Pit work

Biggest Musical Influences:  

My former music teachers - Joe Viola, Andy McGhee

Joined Shades of Blue:  

2015

Favorite Sound:  

Big Band

Other Notes of Interest:  

Musicians are my heroes. "Practice" is a four-letter word.

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Bill Yakaitis 

Name:  

Bill Yakaitis  (Tenor, Clarinet, Flute)

Education: 

M.A. Music Education

Occupation: 

Music Teacher (retired)

Favorite Music Era:  

Big Band

Favorite Artist:  

Del Pusher

Favorite Big Band:  

Count Basie

Favorite Song:  

Moonlight In Vermont

Other Music Experience/Groups:  

Mello Men, Crabtowne Big Band, The Y's, other local combos

Biggest Musical Influences:  

Rinaldo Massimino

Joined Shades of Blue:  

2001

Favorite Sound:  

Children's laughter

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Jim Crum

Name:  

Jim Crum  (Tenor, Clarinet, Flute)

Education: 

B.S. Fire Science

Occupation: 

Firefighter

Favorite Music Era:  

80's Smooth Jazz

Favorite Artist:  

Charlie Parker

Favorite Big Band:  

The Tonight Show Band

Favorite Song:  

Stardust

Other Music Experience/Groups:  

Tri-State US Music Ambassadors (High School), Reistersown Jazz Ensemble

Biggest Musical Influences:  

Brad Collins (HS music teacher)

Joined Shades of Blue:  

2016

Favorite Sound:  

A perfectly balanced sax soli segment

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Mark Steindler 

Name:  

Mark Steindler  (Baritone)

Education: 

A.A.+

Occupation: 

Police Officer

Favorite Music Era:  

Little of everything

Favorite Artist:  

Gerry Mulligan

Favorite Big Band:  

Count Basie

Favorite Song:  

April In Paris

Other Music Experience/Groups:  

The Heat - Baltimore Co. Police Dept. Band, 229th Army Band

Biggest Musical Influences:  

Glenn Miller et al

Joined Shades of Blue:  

1979

Favorite Sound:  

Bari sax

 


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