Beverly Derby and Bill Church
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Apr
30
Beverly Derby and Bill Church @ 29 Palms Inn

Twentynine Palms, California, United States

Twentynine Palms, California, United States

Apr
23
Beverly Derby and Bill Church @ 29 Palms Inn

Twentynine Palms, California, United States

Twentynine Palms, California, United States

Apr
16
Beverly Derby and Bill Church @ 29 Palms Inn

Twentynine Palms, California, United States

Twentynine Palms, California, United States

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"Beverly Derby Trio"

"Beverly and her musicians were great!"-Wanda Knight

"They made us feel welcome,great folks!"-Gloria Monroe

"Great music from the heart":-Altherr Helmut

"Thanks for the great music. We want to see this band again when we get back to Ca."-Dottie Vincent

"The Beverly Derby Trio gave us some of the best times on the cruise.Thanks a million."-Mitsu and George - Princess Cruise Newsletter


"Java Time Is 4 Star Winner"

After dining in the evening you may enjoy the super vocals by Beverly Derby,Wednesday through Saturday from 9 PM. to 2 am. Beverly has entertained at the La Chandella Lounge at the Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami , the Fairmont Roosevelt Hotel, and the Skylite Lounge in the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans. Beverly sings jazz and she sings the blues. You're sure to enjoy her humor. dancing eyes. infectious smile, the sultry voice, and sensitive piano renditions. - Independent Journal-Marina Del Rey, Ca.


"Landers Residents and musicians are taking their band onto the open sea."

It is their musical style and the genre that they favor that is reminiscent of the ocean;Jazz and Swing performed playfully, freely and "wide open".Gentle and strong, titillating and bold. Full of surprises. - Hi-Desert Star-Yucca Valley, Ca.


"A Fat City Profile"

This past Monday night,a charming and talented songstress sat down at the piano and delighted the customers of the Cellar Lounge by singing a wide variety of songs. Old standards and ballads flow like magic from the lips of Beverly Derby. Beverly is a local girl, raised here and went to our schools, including a stint at Loyola. Her background in piano and voice is extensive. Beverly returned to New Orleans not long ago from the West Coast,where she has been performing for several years. Beverly has been singing her heart out every night except Sunday at the Cellar Lounge. Welcome Home Beverly! - The Times Picayune-New Orleans


"Duo does justice to Big Band hits,other favorites"

The Rib Co. is swinging with the musical stylings of Beverly Derby and Bill Church.Derby on keyboard and Church on trumpet play some of the most recognizable tunes from previous decades-- "Route 66","My Satin Doll" "A Train","Mac the Knife" and "Old Cape Cod".It is obvious that they have a good time playing, and they also give renditions that the original composers can be proud of. Derby says "We are a small band that plays Big Band music".While they also play a variety of music, that's not what sets them apart from other acts.The fact that they are a two person ensemble with a trumpet player is a rarity.Out of all the places they have played, Derby enjoys the British Isles and Church enjoys Amsterdam. If you would like to see them in action, stop by the Rib Co., where the hostesses are sweet and the music captivating. - Hi -Desert Star-Yucca Valley Ca.


"Cool Jazz at the 29 Palms Inn & Rib Co."

Seasoned musicians, Beverly Derby and Bill Church teamed up for a great jazz duo,playing scores of oldies for delighted fans and eager listeners last summer. Sunday nights poolside at 29 Palms Inn will never be the same! Derby , ( of Landers),says they'll continue their Sunday gigs at the Inn as long as the weather stays nice.You can catch their Sunday sets 7-10 P.M. at the Inn.Also, they are playing at the Rib Co. in Yucca Valley on Friday and Saturday nights.Don't miss them. They're way cool! - The Sun Runner-29 Palms, Ca.


"New Orleans singer keeps the joint jumpin'at Billy Reed's"

Singer and keyboard player Beverly Derby is a gift from New Orleans.She is backed by her partner,trumpet man , Bill Church.Derby has performed in some of the greatest jazz joints in the
French Quarter:Maison Dupuy Hotel's Cabaret Lautrec , The Parisienne Room Monteleone Hotel's Sky Lite Lounge ,
The Faimont Hotel,and the Cellar, to name a few..
Derby and Church have a dynamic crowd pleasing rapport with the audience. They not only draw fans but also musical colleagues , including many top-notch entertainers who show up to perform with them. Lounge entertainment runs 7-11p.m. Friday and Saturday. - The Desert Sun-Palm Springs, Ca.


"Entertainer Spotlight on Beverly Derby and Bill Church"

"Hearing the two perform is like sampling some steamy gumbo for the first time.You can catch some snatches of flavors but you can't pin it down to one ingredient. Church's Miles-like jazzy horn sound completely complements Derby's bluesy down home vocal and piano renditions of tried and true classics.
Instruments:Voice,piano,keyboard- bass,trumpet and flugelhorn.
Genre:Standards,Jazz,Blues and Pop." - Desert Entertainer


Discography

Lp:" Montage of Love " released November 2006. The album is available on:www.cdbaby.com/cd/derbychurch, and Appleitunes,Amazon,Rhapsody,Napster,BuyMusic,GroupieTunes,Bitmunk,PayPlay,PassAlong,Tradebit,Chondo,etc.

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Beverly and Bill are both life long performers and accomplished musicians. Beverly Derby was born and raised in New Orleans La. and the New Orleans influence is apparent in her vocal style.
Bill Church exudes" The Chicago " down and dirty blues sound , but also can play with simplicity and purity.
They met at a sizzlin' jam session in Palm Springs Ca. and just love working together. While not fitting into any trendy pigeon hole , people love their music,and they are always in demand. They just have that "something" !! Many people have commented in a positive way about their uncommon instrumentation(piano and trumpet).

UPDATE:Beverly and Bill are receiving airplay from their C.D. "Montage Of Love". You can hear them on the internet at radio station, Jazz Uptown Network at: www.geocities.com/uptownjazznet . And,also
at FM station Z107 , 107.7 on your dial, located in Joshua Tree, Ca.
HIGHLIGHTS:Recording-
C.D. "Montage Of Love"
Two singles on Double "D"Records -Los Angeles, Ca.
Session work(Vocals,some piano and arranging) for Columbine Records-Hollywood, Ca
T.V. Featured on entertainer Tempest Storms birthday segment, filmed at Melvyns-Channels 2 and 6-Palm Springs, Ca.
Two On The Town-Channel 2 , Los Angeles.
Red Kagen Variety Show-New Orleans. Radio:Featured interview on"Traveling With Francoise!", 920 AM radio-Palm Springs.Featured regularly on Gospel Celebrity Nite Show-1460 A.M. radio, Los Angeles.
Joe Gemelli Radio Show-New Orleans.
Live Performance:First place in Dr.Pepper Jazz Festival.
Opening act for Larry Carleton-Los Angeles.
The Mint Hotel and The Union Plaza Hotel-Las Vegas.
Five years( as trio)employed by Princess Cruise Lines.
Eight years(as trio) as the house band for Billy Reed's-Palm Springs, Ca.
Twelve years to present at the 29 Palms Inn-29 Palms , Ca.
Performed all over the world in hotels, supper clubs, nightclubs,casinos,colleges and jazz venues.

Beverly and Bill are " General audience " rated and are completely comfortable playing in family oriented venues.