Against All Odds
AGAINST ALL ODDS is a tightly knit quartet whose musical repertoire extends fromtodays contemporary jazz to yester-years vintage mainstream jazzalong with vocals
(romantic/blues/playful) sprinkled in as a side order.
HISTORY Started by ex-guitarist, Benjamin J. Tanner, in May 1987. Although the present members are not the original musicians, AGAINST ALL ODDS musical programming philosophy has remained unchanged. The band has performed on several occasions with
several prominent national recording jazz artists that include vibe player Roy Ayers, keyboardist Brian Culvertson, guitarist Chuck Lobe and Doc Pyle, the late sax man
George Howard, the jazz group Pieces Of A Dream, jazz banjo player Bela Fleck and the R&B vocal group the Whispers.
*Towne Point Jazz Festival @ Towne Point Park in Norfolk Va. *Harborfest in Norfolk
*Beach Events Entertainment@24th Street Stage in Virginia Beach
*Second Street Festival in Richmond Va. * Koch Island Sail Boat Festival@Portside in
in Portsmouth Va. *Sunset Jazz Series@Downtown Plaza in Richmond, Va.
*Peanut Festival in Suffolk, Va. * Mill Point Park @Hampton, Va.
OPENING ACT FOR National Artist: Bela Fleck, Roy Ayers, Brian Culvertson, Doc Powell
Pieces OF A Dream, KoKo Taylor, The late George Howard,
The Whispers, and Chuck Lobe, Kool & the Gang, Luther
Vandross, Boyz 2 Men, Maurice Day & the Time.
George Duke, Al Jarreau, Rachel Farrell
SHARED BILLINGS WITH:
Yellow Jackets, Earl Klugh, Noel Pointer, Richard Elliott
Miles Jaye, Sha Na Na, Diane Shur
MEMBERS Bassist/vocalist, Donell Smith * Keyboardist/vocalist, Ronald Gary *
Drummer/vocalist, Bob Habib * Saxophonist,vocalist, Charles Peterson
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