The Chuck Fesperman Group

The Chuck Fesperman Group

 Dallas, Texas, USA
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The Chuck Fesperman Group is a Dallas based jazz band. We play jazz standards, smooth jazz, blues and originals. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, creativity and versatility. Our goal is to compliment your event with an excellent performance of jazz music.

Biography

Originally from Charlotte, NC, Chuck Fesperman played in the well known Charlotte Jazz Allstar Band under the direction of jazz great Bill Hanna. He studied music education at Appalachian State University and The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and performed with the Coast Guard Training Center Bands in Cape May, NJ and Petaluma, CA.

Over the years, Chuck has performed with several regional as well as national acts including Marcel Evans (formerly of The Drifters), The Memphis All Stars, The Mob City Swingsters, and The Herb Williams Band. He has performed throughout the United States and Caribbean, in clubs, major casinos and on cruise ships including Princess Cruises and Disney Cruises. Chuck has studied jazz improvisation with renown smooth jazz trumpeter Rick Braun. He composes some of the band's own music himself.

Giampiero Scuderi is one of the most talented musicians in Texas. His skills on the guitar are absolutely amazing. He makes songs come to life with his beautiful solos and sounds. Giampiero has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry while he lived and worked in Los Angeles. Now residing in north Texas, he is one of the most sought after guitarists in the area.

Pete Gallio is one of the most sought after saxophone players in Dallas. He has toured with numerous jazz greats including Maynard Ferguson Orchestra, Woody Shaw Orchestra and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. He has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Bob James, Frankie Valli, The Temptations, Ben E. King, and many many more!

The band uses some of the best rhythm section musicians in Dallas, such as Jonathan Fisher on bass, Jaelun Washington and Jose Aponte on drums.

The band prides itself on their professionalism, creativity and versatility.

INFLUENCES: Miles Davis, Chuck Mangione, Rick Braun, David Sanborn, Sonny Rollins and many more.