Lew Del Gatto, tenor saxophone
Glenn Basham, violin
Jerry Stawski, piano
Kevin Mauldin, bass
Patricia Dean, drums/vocal
The versatile Lew Del Gatto has been a dynamic figure in the New York music scene for
over thirty years. His versatility and knowledgeable comprehension of musical art-form was
the basis for a stellar career. He has been involved with jingles, films, jazz and television. He
has been a saxophonist with the Saturday Night Live Band. Mr. Del Gatto has appeared with
many giants in the music world, including Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Henry
Mancini and Herbie Hancock, to name just a few. Mr. Del Gatto can be heard on his own
CDs. “Heroes Vol I” is one of his latest CDs which is an homage encompassing music of
many of the saxophonists he has been inspired by through the years.
Glenn Basham has been a member of the artist faculty Frost School of Music at the
University of Miami since 1992 and the Concertmaster of the Naples Philarmonic Orchestra
since 1994. He also serves as the first violinist in the Bergonzi String Quartet, which is the
quartet-in-residence at the Frost School of Music. As a jazz musician, Mr. Basham has
performed with Ira Sullivan, Simon Salz, and John Blake, and is featured on the Miami
Saxaphone Quartet’s recording, “Four More Giant Steps” and on Skitch Hendrson’s “Swinging
with Strings” on the Arbors jazz label. He has produced two jazz Cds, “Blue Moon” and
“Blue Bossa”, from a live concert given back in 2005 with Guitarist Simon Salz.
Jazz pianist Jerry Stawski plays regularly at both Ritz-Carlton resorts in Naples. He is coleader
of the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra and has played with the Southwest Florida
Symphony and the Naples, Charlotte County and Southwest Florida jazz societies. Mr.
Stawski helped found the jazz school of Florida State University, his alma mater, and his
arrangements of composers such as Harold Arlen and songs that define Frank Sinatra can
be heard on QRS piano rolls for player pianos.
Kevin Mauldin, principal bass, earned his B.M. degree from Memphis State University in 1982
and his M.M. degree from Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM) in 1985. A native of
Memphis, he studied bass with Herman Burkhart, John Chiego and in Cincinnati with Frank
Proto. His teaching responsibilities include a private studio with doublebass and electric bass
students and the Hot Springs Music Festival as mentor and faculty member since 2007. Mr.
Mauldin taught at the Brevard Music Center and also at the University of Miami from 2000 to
2010. When not performing with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, Mr. Mauldin performs with
jazz artists in Southwest Florida. He is also a member of the newly formed Philharmonic Jazz
Patricia Dean and the legendary Grady Tate are among the few artists in the history of jazz who
play drums and sing and who do both at an exceptional level. As a drummer, Ms. Dean is an
inspiring and supremely tasteful time-keeper, accompanist and soloist. As a jazz vocalist, she is
swinging, sensitive and quite simply, just wonderfully musical. Her singing is rare in that she is
equally skilled and convincing as a heartfelt ballad singer, swinging scatter and evocative
interpreter of Brazilian melodies. Through the years, Ms. Dean has worked with any number of
jazz legends, including Nat Adderley, Ira Sullivan, Herb Jeffries, Bobby Militello, Manfredo Fest,
Kenny Drew Jr., Harry Allen and the late John LaPorta who once said to her, ". . . your two and
four is so deep."
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