News from NoHo SAC: “Cool Blue” Band Is a Hit

The North Hollywood Senior Arts Colony enjoyed a lively concert last Thursday night featuring the Cool Blue Band.  The nine-piece group played a set of well-known favorites that also showcased some talented vocalists. See the details below. What a great way to kick off the summer!

Vocalist Laura Freedman (wife of bandleader Richie Freedman).

Thanks to vocalist Dave Berges for providing the information about the band.

Band Members:
Alto 1 – Jeff DellaSanti
Tenor 1 – Steve Carr
Bari – Cindy Bradley
Trumpet 1 – Rex Merriweather
Trumpet 2 – Richie Freedman, Leader
Bone 1 – Kevin Bradley
Piano – Rick Hils
Bass – Jeff Takiguchi
Drums – Michael Rosen

Laura Freedman
Lynn Keller
Dave Berges
Gina Cantamessa

Songs (vocalists in parenthesis):

Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
Moten Swing
Almost Like Being in Love (Laura)
Orange Colored Sky (Laura)
How Sweet It Is (Laura)
When I Fall in Love
Sweet Georgia Brown
Somebody Stole My Gal
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Lynn)
It Had to be You (Lynn)
You Made Me Love You (Lynn)
Basically Basie
Who’s Sorry Now
Thou Swell(Dave)
Do It Again (Gina)
This Could Be the Start of Something Big (Dave & Gina)
Pot Luck
Peter Gunn

Were you in the audience or do you wish you had been!?

~ Nancy Goodhart, EngAGE CAO

This concert was supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.










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