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 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 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 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
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