Vendetta Big Band

Vendetta Big Band

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandJazz

The Vendetta Big Band are a 16 piece big band in Austin, Texas

Biography

"Wait! Here comes the crescendo!"

In short time, the members of The Vendetta Big Band have become well known in their hometown of Austin, Texas. Although, Austin is known for its' love of rock and blues, it also features a strong jazz scene with bands playing everything from modern to classic and standards. The band was born from musicians coming from other jazz outfits in Austin to form a project that doesn't single out one performer over another. "We really felt like we wanted to see a band that truly was the sum of its' parts," said lead singer Drew Bennett. "We love working together and when you work together, that's when good things happen. We've got solos in the music...not in the band." The Vendetta Big Band is built on the heritage of The Great American Song Book performing '30s, '40s and '50s jazz and swing. With songs like 'Come Fly With Me,' 'Ain't That A Kick In The Head,' and 'Orange Colored Sky, the band takes an audience back to Tin Pan Alley with a fresh new look. The line-up is as follows: Michael Rey - Music Director/Trumpet; Drew Bennett - Lead Vocals; Owen Summers – Sax; Javier Stuppard, Jon Merz, Martin McCain– Trombone; Derrick Becker; Victoria Sanchez – Vocals; Mike St. Clair, Derek Tarnow, Zach Knox - Rhythm Section.