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The Jazz solos where spread out through the Band. The large driving rhythm section featured Mike
Lang (Piano), Dave Carpenter (Bass), Tim May (Guitar), Steve Schaeffer (Drums), Emil Richards
(Marimba) and Scott Breadman (Percussion). The Sax/Woodwinds featured the experience and creative
talents of Fred Selden (Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, Flute and Piccolo), Gene "Cip" Cipriano (Alto Sax, Flute and Clarinet), Pete Christlieb (Tenor Sax and Flute), Doug Webb (Tenor Sax and Flute) and John
Mitchell on Baritone Sax. The powerhouse brass section consisted of Chuck Findey, Charlie Davis,
Gary Grant and Warren Luening on Trumpets. The Trombones where Bob McChesney, Alan Kaplan, Alicia Ard and Rick Bullock. All with too many credits to list here (see The Players).

A hot and sultry July 7th, 2008 saw the second sold out performance, again at Charlie O's. The band
took the energy of the first night up by several notches as they played Gordon Goodwin's homage to
Benny Goodman, Sing Sang Sung. Gene "Cip" Cipriano, himself a veteran of Tommy Dorsey's Band and many others played a wonderful goodmanesque clarinet solo that was well recieved.The full band
was featured on a Michael Abene arrangement of Sonny Rollin's Airegin. Calabria Foti took the audience on a trilogy of The Touch Of Your Lips, Body and Soul and a burning arrangement of That Old Black Magic.

The band set up the Sinatra block to be sung by Seth McFarlane with Billy Byers' arrangement for Basie's of All Of Me. As if in a time capsule Seth and the Band performed the Sinatra favorites, Come Fly with Me, I've Got You Under My Skin, Learnin' The Blues and the Best Is Yet To Come. Capturing the energy and realistic essence of Sinatra backed by the Basie Band at The Sands back in the late 1950's.

With no letdown of output, the band started the second set with John Fedchock's Up and Running and
The Ariztocrat. Seth took off with more Sinatra singing, Come Dance With Me, I've Got The World On A String, You Make Me Feel So Young and a Sammy Davis Jr. novelty song. The band rounded off the night with Nestico’'s sweet ballad, Satin 'n' Glass which featured Gary Grant on Trumpet and Charlie Parker's Yard Bird Suite as arranged by Mark Taylor. The last chart featured Steve Schaeffer on Drums performing Fedchock's Elvin's Empire. The crowd gave enthusiastic response to the band's effort. It looks like a new musical force as been born named Influence.