1 June

Yolande Bavan
Vocal, b.1940, She is a singer and actress. Born in Columbo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), she toured Australia and Asia as a performer with Graeme Bell’s band early in her career. She is best known for replacing Annie Ross in the legendary vocal group Lambert, Hendricks & Ross after Ross was forced to leave the group due to poor health in 1962. For more info go to www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yolande_Bavan

Herbie Lovelle
Drums, b.1924, New York, NY

Hal McKusick
Alto Sax, b.1924, Medford, MA
Herbie is an American-born jazz alto saxophonist and clarinetist, most notable for his work with Boyd Raeburn from 1944 to 1945 and Claude Thornhill from 1948 to 1949. For more info go to www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal_McKusick

Lennie Niehaus
Alto Sax, Composer, b.1929, St. Louis, MO
Lennie is an American alto saxophonist, arranger, and composer. He has played with the Stan Kenton big band, and various other jazz bands on the West Coast of the U.S. Niehaus has arranged and composed for motion pictures, including several produced by Clint Eastwood. For more info go to

Nelson Riddle
Composer, Arranger, b.1921 d.1985, Oradell, NJ
Riddle was a well-known American bandleader, arranger and orchestrator whose career spanned from the late 1940s until the early 1980s. Riddle is perhaps best known for his 1950s work for Capitol Records, providing jazzy big-band style arrangements to accompany such vocalists as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Louis Prima and Keely Smith. For more inf go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Riddle

Marc Steckar
Bass Trombone, b.1935, Cherbourg, France

Harry “Father” White
Trombone, b.1898 d.1962, Bethlehem, PA

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