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Where are you located?
Santa Clarita, California
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist, Music Director
Tell us a little about your background...
Skip Spiro is originally from New York where the family musical gene was passed on from grandmother Rose (piano teacher) to father Stan (saxophonist and bandleader) to son Skip (trumpeter, flugelhornist, valve trombonist). At the age of 13, Skip was the youngest musician to be admitted to the Stan Kenton Summer Jazz Clinics at the University Of Connecticut. It was there that he was selected to play lead trumpet with the Herb Pomeroy Orchestra.

At the age of 14, Skip put together his first band, a 15 piece jazz ensemble. Skip Spiro and The Rhythm Kings Orchestra went on to appear on The Merry Mailman and Chubby Jackson local New York television shows, as well as NBCs The Merv Griffin Show. Spiro continued as a very busy bandleader throughout high school playing weddings, jazz clubs, high school proms, and local beach clubs, appearing several times with jazz legend Maynard Ferguson.

At the University of Massachusetts, Skip once again formed a large jazz ensemble that became very much in demand touring the New England area and was regularly featured on the UMass radio station WMUA. Over the years, Skip has continued as an active musician on the West Coast, having appeared with Spiral Staircase, Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers, The Wolfman Jack Show, and Tina Turner.

Todays current version of the Skip Spiro Band is in the form of a Little Big Band. Comprised of 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, 3 saxes, and traditional rhythm section, The Little Big Band is big enough to put out a big band sound, yet small enough to allow for each player in the band to express his or her individual creativity. Skip sums it up by saying, "I've never had more fun with a band than I am now. Each of the players in the group are extremely accomplished ensemble players as well as being very exciting soloists. And what's most thrilling for me is that several are emerging as very talented composer/arrangers. And beyond that, they are just great people to work with. Wherever we appear, I believe that kind of group enthusiasm really comes through."
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What Instrument do you play?
Trumpet
What is your website address? Only websites that pertain to your business and how you can be contacted.
http://www.myspace.com/littlebigband

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At 3:12pm on April 13, 2011, EDSON LUIZ KRUG said…
                      HI SKIP, NICE TO MEET YOU. IN BRAZIL WE LOVE ALL BEAT JAZZ. BUT, IN SOUTH AMERICA IS NOT LIKE USA JAZZ FM STATIONS...24 HOURS GROOVE JAZZ...NO, IN BRAZIL ONLY WEEKLY JAZZ RADIO SHOW. I KNOW THAT BECAUSE I HAVE TWO HOURS WEEK TO INTRODUCE IMPROVISED MUSIC, EVERY MONDAY TO 21.00 PM AT WWW.RADIOLESTE345FM.COM.BR  THIS SITE IS UNDER RE-PAGE RIGHT NOW. I AM PROUD TO SAY, MY BRAZILIAN JAZZ RADIO IS THE MOST HEARDED IN  SOUTH BRAZIL. SKIP, I WRITE THIS MESSAGE IN HOPE GET CD-PROMOTE TO PLAY AT STATION. MY FIRST DESIRE IS TRY FOSTER SWING MUSIC IN BRAZIL, MORE AND MORE. THINK ABOUT. REGARDS FROM BRAZIL. LUIZKRUG@BOL.COM.BR
At 8:56am on February 6, 2010, dirk amrein said…
At 5:38am on December 24, 2009, Ann Andersen said…
MERRY C HRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
At 11:51am on October 10, 2009, Cathy Spiro said…
I love THE JAZZ NETWORK website and can't wait to hear your Little Big Band play at The Flying Jazz and Blues Club in Hermosa Beach Saturday nite, October 10. You have some amazing charts--Maynard would be proud!! Big hugs, Cathy
At 7:26am on October 8, 2009, ESB said…


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