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Bernie Birthday Bash!!! 

with The BBB Featuring Bernie Dresel

The BBB Featuring Bernie Dresel (4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxes, guitar, upright bass, and plenty of drums!) is without question one of Los Angeles’ most exciting big bands, if not on the planet. This 16 member group is one of the most innovative and original hard-swinging large jazz ensembles ever.  Their just released 2nd album, Bern Bern Bern (available now on CD, Pure Audio Blu-Ray, and paid digital downloads), provides potent testimony to the sheer exhilaration of big band jazz….a combination of intense swing, fiery soloing, exciting arrangements, and tight ensemble playing that is showcased within a unique production palette, all the time being powered by Bernie Dresel’s extraordinary drumming talents.  

Come celebrate his birthday with Bernie who has been one of the busiest studio and live musicians in the world as both a drummer and percussionist since moving to Los Angeles in 1983 after graduating from the prestigious Eastman School of Music.  On film and tv you’ve heard Bernie most recently on Incredibles 2, Zootopia, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Family Guy, The Simpsons, and countless others!  Before establishing this current band 5 years ago, he traveled the world, occupying the coveted drum chair for Grammy Award-winning Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band since its inception in 1999 until 2015.  And also, for an overlapping 15 years (1992 to 2006), he was the drummer for the multi-Grammy Award-winning Brian Setzer Orchestra, selling close to 4 million records. Modern Drummer magazine’s readers’ poll named Bernie “Best Big Band Drummer” and Drum! Magazine has put him on their list of “53 Drummers Who Made a Difference in the ’90s” as well as honoring him with a Drummie® for Best Big Band Drummer.  For more information about the album Bern Bern Bern and this great big band please go to

The BBB Featuring Bernie Dresel:

Bernie Dresel-drums
Johnny “Spazz” Hatton-upright bass
Andrew Synowiec-guitar
Jamie Hovorka-trumpet
Dave Richards-trumpet
Carl Saunders-trumpet
Jeff Bunnell-trumpet
Brian Scanlon-alto & soprano sax
Kirsten Edkins-alto sax
Rob Lockart-tenor sax
Scheila Gonzalez-tenor sax
Brian Williams-bari sax
Alan Kaplan-trombone
Nick Daley-trombone
James McMillen-trombone
Juliane Gralle-bass trombone

Earlier Event: November 10
The Bonedaddys
Later Event: November 13
Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps