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  • Rudy Salvini (2005)
    Rudy Salvini, bandleader and trumpet player, has been a driving force in Bay Area music since he formed his first big band in 1954. The band recorded their first album, Intro to Jazz in 1958 and played the first Monterey Jazz Festival that same year. They returned in subsequent years to back Mel Tormé, Billy Eckstein and Earl (Fatha) Hines. The Rudy Salvini Band had the honor of being the first big band to play Stern Grove along with Vince Guaraldi, John Handy and Turk Murphy in 1966. The fame of the band skyrocketed during a five-year engagement at the Sands Ballroom in Oakland, CA. Other performances include Irving Granz’s Jazz a la Carte, San Francisco State Concert with Shelly Manne, numerous university campus tours, Great American Music Hall and Moscone Center.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Chet Baker Chet Baker with Strings Love Walked In (Columbia)
    # 2 Stan Kenton Contemporary Concepts Stompin' at the Savoy (Capitol)
    # 3 Stan Getz People Time I Remember Clifford (Verve)
    # 4 Harry James The Golden Trumpet of Harry James Ultra (London)
    # 5 Mel Tormé and the Marty Paich Dektette Reunion The Goodbye Look (Concord)
    # 6 Guido Basso Guido Basso Stablemates (Innovation)
    # 7 Bill Charlap All through the Night Roundabout (Criss Cross)
    # 8 Miles Davis Birth of the Cool Rocker (Capitol)
             
    Book Duke Ellington, "Music Is My Mistress"
             
    Luxury Item Batteries & an iPod, and Sapphire Bombay gin and tonic
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    Chris Amberger
    23 Jun
    Gerald Beckett
    01 Sep
    Buzz Brooks
    28 Apr
    Jarrett Cherner
    16 Jun
    Kev Choice
    30 Jun
    Anat Cohen
    28 Jul
    Natalie Cressman
    10 Feb
    Hershey Felder
    07 Apr
    Mitchell Feldman
    18 Aug
    Aaron Germain
    06 Jan
    Robin Gregory
    17 Feb
    Tamir Hendelman
    13 Oct
    Kasey Knudsen
    17 Mar
    Matthew Montfort
    26 May
    Dan Montgomery
    06 Oct
    Andrea Motis
    21 Jul
    Ray Obiedo
    10 Mar
    John Pizzarelli
    25 Aug
    Sandi Poindexter
    24 Mar
    David Rogers
    24 Feb
    Eric Whittington
    29 Sep
    George Winston
    04 Aug
    Lizz Wright
    09 Jun
    Jason Yeager
    02 Jun