Flying Home

Flying Home

 Syracuse, New York, USA
BandJazzJam

We care about the music on a very deep level, Creating unity with each other as well as our audience, Our concerts are euphoric, We play: Large Auditoriums Nightclubs Festivals Special Events *We also offer an educational master-class where students work directly with Flying Home members.

Biography

“Meet the Band”

Tom Bronzetti – Guitar
Tom Bronzetti was born in Syracuse, NY on June 3rd, 1985. He comes from a very musical family; his sister, Alicia Bronzetti is one of the World’s Great Jazz Vocalists of our time. Bronzetti started music at the age of 9, playing classical French horn in the schools orchestra. In grade school, he learned how to read music and the importance of playing in a group.
Bronzetti started learning guitar relatively late, at the age of 17 by listening to and learning the recordings of his idol, guitarist Wes Montgomery. He joined up with band members Andrew Carroll and Greg Evans and the age of 17 and they’ve become extremely close. He made a decision to play music professionally and spent most of his time on his instrument and was gigging professional a few years after.
Bronzetti attended Ithaca College to study with guitarist Steve Brown from 2003-2007. Since then, he has been playing professionally in the bands of Jane Monheit and Hanna Richardson.
He recently recorded his first album with his band “Flying Home” in 2010 entitled First Contact.
He has performed with such notables as Vinnie Falcone, The Drifters, Anwar Robinson ,Joe Piscopo, Eddie Mekka, the Syracuse Symphony, John Allred, Charlie Bertini, Ronnie Leigh, Steve Brown, Nancy Kelly, Cookie Coogan, Rick Montalbano, Mike Melito, Bob Sneider, John Stowell, Phil Flanigan, Jim Mullen, and Dino Losito.
He formed Flying Home to bring his family together.

Mike Robbins – Acoustic Bass
Mike Robbins is a string bassist currently living in Syracuse, NY. This past spring Mike completed an associate’s degree in music at Onondaga Community College, where he studied both electric and string bass with Syracuse Symphony bassist Darryl Pugh.
While at OCC, Mike performed in jazz and latin ensembles, the latter performed twice at the Landmark Theater. He also performed with the percussion ensemble, playing with percussionists Jeff Moore and Rob Bridge. Mike has played at the Syracuse Jazz Festival, Hobart William Smith Guitar Festival, and Oswego’s Jazz Guitar and more Festival where he had the opportunity to play with guitar legends Gene Bertoncini, and Frank Vignola.
Mike has performed at Tournedos at the Inn on Broadway, the Landmark Theater, Rochester's Park Ave. Festival, Taste of Cortland Festival, the Ohm Lounge, Westcott Theater, Mezzanotte Lounge, Downtown Manhattans, as well as private events at Syracuse University, Syracuse Technology Gardens, and Amanda Padgham Photography Studios. In February of 2009 Mike began playing with the Onondaga Civic Symphony Orchestra. Mike has been studying with world-renowned jazz bassist Phil Flanigan.

Greg Evans – Drum set
Greg Evans, a native of Syracuse, NY has been on the professional music scene for more than half his life.
His drive, positive attitude and abilities on the drum set have given him access into multiple aspects of the industry.
Greg’s playing can be heard on studio recordings, at live clubs, and venues as well as festivals.
His influence expands beyond performing, as he is a co-founder of Remington Rock Camp and is also a co-owner of Blue Collar Music LLC.

Andrew Carroll - Piano
Andrew Carroll, a native of Syracuse, NY has also been on the professional music scene for more than half his life.
Being a multi-instrumentalist; he plays piano, flute, bagpipes, guitar and acoustic bass, but his first love is jazz piano. Andrew began playing classically when he was four and started jazz lessons in fourth grade. He has been a member of the 315 All-Stars that won the Essentially Ellington Competition in 2001 and was a finalist in 2002 and 2003 and won an Outstanding Piano Soloist Award.
Andrew was named “Best Jazz Pianist” by the New York State School Music Association. Since then, he has performed with Burt Bacharach.

Josh Dekaney - Percussion
Originally from Houston, Texas, Joshua Dekaney has played percussion and/or drums with artists Dave Valentin, Peter Cetera, Kaïssa, Jimmy Haslip, Anwar Robinson, Ashley Cox and Aretha Franklin. Playing everything from Americana to Jazz to World Music, Dekaney has accompanied modern dance artists Jawole Zollar and Maia Claire Garrison and worked with composers Michael Daughtery, Andy Waggoner, as well as animator Heath Hanlin. Dekaney is an Affiliate Artist of Percussion at Syracuse University, where he teaches drumset and hand percussion, leads Samba Laranja: The SU Brazilian Ensemble, and directs the drum line of the SU marching band.
Joshua has traveled extensively throughout Brazil studying folk and popular music. Dekaney exclusively plays Paiste cymbals, sounds, and gongs, Pearl percussion and drums, Vic Firth sticks, and Evans drumheads.

Influences include Wes Montgomery, Charlie Christian, Paul Chambers, Red Garland, Wynton Kelly, Nat King Cole, Philly Joe Jones, Steve Gadd

Discography

First Contact recorded 1/05/10

Set List

We play a mix of original songs, and jazz standards mainly from the 20's, 30's, & 40's, with original arrangements. Repertoire includes, but is not limited to:Air Mail Special – Benny Goodman and Charlie Christian (1941) - C
All of Me – Seymour Simons & Gerald Marks (1931) - C
Almost Like Being In Love – Frederick Loewe & Alan Jay Lerner (1947) -Eb
Best Thing For You Is Me – Irving Berlin (1950) - Bb
Blue Monk –Thelonious Monk (1962) - Bb
Body and Soul – Johnny Green (1930)
Bye Bye Blackbird – Ray Henderson & Mort Dixon (1926) - F
C-Jam Blues – Duke (1942) - C
Chasin’ the Bird – Charlie Parker (1947)
Cheek to Cheek – Irving Berlin (1935) - F
Corcovado – Jobim (1962)
Dear Old Stockholm – Varmeland – d minor
Don’t Get Around Much Any More – Duke (1942)
Emily – Johnny Mandel & Johnny Mercer (1964) - C
A Foggy Day - Gershwin (1937) - F
Four on Six – Wes Montgomery (1960) – g minor
Green Dolphin Street – Bronislau Kaper & Ned Washington (1947) - Eb
Heather on the Hill -