Matthew Markel
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FWB / Pensacola Bands

The Swingin' Dick Tracys  - the Hottest Party Band on the Gulf Coast!  Everything from the rat pack to Chicago to Motown, funk, and the 80's.

Playground Swing - A top notch big band featuring songs performed by Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, Tom Kubis, and more. 

Starlight Jazz Combo - Matt Markel's jazz trio, suitable for everything from cocktail hour to featured entertainment. 

Eastside / Westside Big Band - Another fine big band in Pensacola, Florida.

Joe Occhipinte - A master of the sax, Joe's groups provide fantastic entertainment.

Emerald Coast Blues Brothers - They look just like them, and sound great performing Jake and Elwood hits and blues favorites.

Gulf Coast Bands

Newsflash - a Huey Lewis Tribute Band in New Orleans, LA

Trumpet Players and teachers

Maynard Ferguson

Jim Manley A personal friend - Jim is simultaneously one of the nicest guys and best trumpet players you will ever meet.

James Morrison

Pops McLaughlin  Visit his site for several informative and inexpensive trumpet books, and a wealth of other informatino and resources.  His advice is right on the mark!

Bobby Ehr His site has audio files, pictures, and information on several great horn players!

Gordon Alt Gordan was my trumpet teacher in high school, and still teaching and running his band in St. Louis, MO. 

Brian Scriver

Arturo Sandoval

Gulf Coast Musicians

Scott Langholff (Keyboard)

This page is under development  6/3/10

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