The Dan Heck Blues and Truth Sextet
“Classic Jazz Inspiration”
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Playing the music of Charles Mingus, Oliver Nelson, and Cannonball Adderley, with a sound unlike anything currently being performed in SW Florida, this high-energy jazz sextet combines four horns (two saxes, trombone, and trumpet), bass, and drums. Displaying strong Gospel, Blues, and Soul influence, the group comes directly out of the Oliver Nelson recording “Blues and the Abstract Truth” and will play 4 or 5 songs from that recording, in addition to other original and inspiring, very high energy material.
Dan Heck, “This group is insanely exciting and will make a very fun concert!”
The sextet plans to do only a few concert type appearances with the group this coming season and, Dan Heck says, “CAPA is the perfect venue/audience type for what we will be presenting.”
Dan Heck (bass), well known in Naples and with a loyal following, has teamed with:
Dan Miller (trumpet) was in Harry Connick’s band for many years, toured with Maynard Ferguson and Tom Jones and played with Wynton Marsalis’ Lincoln Center band.
Saxophonists Brennan Yetter and Gabe Wallace are young, very high energy, fiery players.
George Mancini (trombone) is an excellent jazz player.
Paul Gavin is a monster, young, and amazing drummer. (And a huge part of why Dan Heck put the band together.)