There is nothing more compelling than live music performed by exceptional musicians and vocalists to kick off the Saturday afternoon Lewiston Jazz Festival!
Big City Horns delivers the perfect blend of your favorite music, incorporating top professional musicianship and stage presence into a dynamic and engaging performance. The Big City Horns was initially formed as a jazz/swing band and over the years has broadened its repertoire to include many other musical genres. Over the years, they have developed their own infused medleys and original horn arrangements, playing an eclectic mix of today's top hits combined with R&B, disco, soul, Motown, swing and selections from the Great American Song Book.
The band features 2 lead vocalists heading up the 9 piece powerhouse group. Ben Baia, has been performing professionally for audiences over the past 25 years. Through college, he performed as the drummer and vocalist with University of Buffalo Big Band. While living in Europe, Baia had the opportunity to perform for international audiences. Maria Angelova, originally from Bulgaria has also performed internationally and was a finalist on American Idol.
Big City Horns also features Kevin Dellapenta- Piano, Paul Yates- Bass, Frank Grizanti- Guitar, Paul Warner – Drums, Brendan Lanighan- Trombone, Chris Hooton- Trumpet, and Ron Paladino- Saxophone.
They look forward to presenting a show that is both entertaining and truly memorable!