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Scott Stansfield | Bobby List | Alex Drouin | Jorge Ayala | Don Keller

Scott Stansfield
Scott Stansfield
Trumpet / Flugelhorn
Scott lives in Reisterstown, MD. His favorite big band is the Duke Ellington Orchestra, but his favorite song is Harry Connick, Jr.'s "Just Kiss Me". Scott has been the band's lead trumpet player since its inception in 1998, and brings a tremendous local following to the band. It would be unusual for the band to not get a request to hear Scott's signature rendition of "Over the Rainbow" at any given performance, which Blue Moon Big Band recorded on its first album, Things Ain't What They Used to Be, in 1998. In addition to playing in Blue Moon, Scott also plays in drummer Marty Knepp's Big Band Caliente, and teaches with the Naval Academy Drum & Bugle Corps. He is a Multi-Media Service Technician with Verizon in Maryland.

* Band member since 1998




Bobby List
Bobby List
Trumpet / Flugelhorn
Bobby is one of those versatile musicians who has played lead, solo, and complementary parts in Blue Moon's trumpet sections over the years. He enjoys listening to just about any big band, and notes Bob Florence's arrangement of "A Soundsketch" as one or his favorite tunes. In addition to his work with Blue Moon and other area bands, he notes playing under John Blount of the Navy Commodores as one of his best musical memories. "Big band is where it's at," says Bob. He lives in Baltimore, MD, and works as a VW technician at Al Packer Volkswagen.

* Band member since 1999




Alex Drouin
Alex Drouin
Trumpet / Flugelhorn
Alex is a big fan of Stan Kenton, Don Ellis, and Harry Connick, Jr. Originally from Sherbrooke, Qc, Canada, Alex has also lived in Montreal and currently resides in York, PA. He has always loved big band music and played throughout high school and college. His best musical memory is participating in the Bill Chase Tribute Band at the Montreal Jazz Festival. Alex played in drum corps from 1989 through 2004.

* Band member since 2006




Jorge Ayala
Jorge Ayala
Trumpet / Flugelhorn
Jorge officially joined Blue Moon in 2010 after subbing with the band for a few years. A confident and creative soloist, Jorge is proud to be part of American history that, as he notes, should be kept alive from generation to generation. Among his best musical memories is performing with the Baltimore Symphony as a "young artist" semi-finalist. Jorge is self-employed as a musican and producer, and he claims The Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra (now known as the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra since the death of Mel Lewis in 1990) as his favorite big band.

* Band member since 2011




Don Keller
Photo forthcoming!
Trumpet / Flugelhorn
After sitting in with the band on occasion for about a year, Don officially joined the group in 2013. A versatile player, he takes on any part needed by the section, showcasing exceptional, creative solos or settling in for a supporting role as well. Although he is a big fan of Duke Ellington, Don's favorite songs include just about anything that has Clifford Brown playing. He has actually been playing in big bands since the age of 9, and has been a military musician for more than 30 years. Don has studied with Blue Mitchell and Clark Terry, and believes that playing in a swinging big band is where he belongs. Don is a Disability Ratings Specialist with Veterans Affairs.

* Band member since 2012







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