DR. DAVID HARDIMAN'S NEW WEBSITE
I'M IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS TO MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY!
NEW CD: "DAVID HARDIMAN'S MUSIC AROUND THE WORLD"
COMBOS & SAN FRANCISCO ALL STAR BIG BAND
1. SAN FRANCISCO JAZZ FESTIVAL 7. OAKLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL 13. RICHMOND COUNTRY CLUB
2. UNION STREET FAIR 8. YOSHI'S NIGHT CLUB 14. CASTLEMONT COUNTRY CLUB
3. PALO ALTO STREET FAIR 9. KIMBALL'S WEST & EAST 15. CITY OF DUBLIN SUMMER FEST. SERIES
4. SAN FRANCISCO ART FESTIVAL 10.FILMORE ST. FESTIVAL 16. MANY WINERIES IN THE SAN FRAN. BAY AREA
5. GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL 11. KCSM JAZZ ON THE HILL 17. BERKELEY & SAN FRAN. JUNETEENTH JAZZ FESTIVALS
6. JAZZ WORKSHOP 12. FILMORE BBQ COOK OFF
DAVID HARDIMANS COMBOS perform in the styles of Swing, Be-Bop, Cool, Contemporary, and Top 40 Styles. Our five up to nineteen piece professionals have performed, recorded, traveled, and associated with such notables as TONY BENNETT, DIZZY GILLESPIE, EARL FATHA HINES, RAY CHARLES, FREDDIE HUBBARD, SUN-RA, etc. The unique song styles of featured vocalist, MARY STALLINGS (formerly with COUNT BASIE), NINA CAUSEY, DENISE PERRIER, KIM NALLEY and JAMEY DAVIS (formerly with COUNT BASIE) are reminiscent of BILLIE HOLIDAY, DINAH WASHINGTON, NANCY WILSON and JOE WILLIAMS. DAVID ANTHONY HARDIMAN, JR. Performs music from LIONEL RICHIE, MICHAEL JACKSON, GEORGE BENSON, COOL AND THE GANG, ETC. Collectively we have performed all over the world.
With the KEN BURNS "Jazz Series" on T.V., the general public is a little more educated about Jazz than ever before. This is a good time to keep the memories alive of the great musicians that have contributed so much to the Jazz Art Form. I am performing special concerts or club dates featuring the music of Jazz Masters such as CHARLIE" PARKER, DIZZY GILLESPIE", MILES DAVIS, CANNONBALL ADDERLY, HORACE SILVER, JOHN COLTRANE, HERBIE HANCOCK, WAYNE SHORTER, FREDDIE HUBBARD, MCCOY TYNER, CLIFFORD BROWN, THELONIUS MONK and LEE MORGAN, etc. If you are interested in us performing any of the above artist music at your venue, please indicate which one when contacting me. Almost annually the SAN FRANCISCO ALL-STAR BIG BAND has performed tributes to "COUNT" BASIE and "DUKE" ELLINGTON (BAY AREA ENTERTAINMENT TOP STAR AWARD FOR TOP BIG BAND 1981).
Further biographical information, references, audio and video tapes and our recording can be obtained upon request. Our album, ITLL BE ALRIGHT recorded in 1978 on the THERESA RECORD label, received THREE STARS by DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE. Our album has recently been converted from LP to a CD by EVIDENCE RECORD CO, and is available in major record stores or by mail order by contacting me directly or EVIDENCE RECORD CO. We are presently recording new CDs, and they will be released in the near future.
I am also pleased to inform you that we can accommodate any musical requirements with a single musician to nineteen pieces, SAN FRANCISCO ALL-STAR BIG BAND, depending on your needs and budget. My Quintet, Sextet or Septet has been very successful in recording, traveling, and performing in many situations that our Big Band can't do because of budget and logistics. We are flexible with our budget in order to fit your budget!
I have performed personally in Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara and Mazatlan Mexico. Played with "ST. GABRIELS CELESTIAL BRASS BAND" in Pori, Finland. Vitoria, Bilbao & Getxo Spain.. Escalades, Andorra. North Sea Jazz Festival in den Hague, Netherlands, Umbria, Salerno, Bologna, Pescara, Mosciano, Abruzzo, Lecce, Prugia, Pompei, Serre, Italy. Indy Jazz Fest. and Indiana State Fair, Indianapolis, Ind. Played with MITCH WOODS AND HIS ROCKET 88'S at the "Umbria Jazz Festival", Umbria Italy. Played personally in Goiania, Goias, Brazil. Caymen, St. Thomas & Freeport, Bahama Islands. San Francisco Jazz Festival, and just about every major city in the U.S.
I have directed the AFRICAN AMERICAN JAZZ CAUCUS DANCE BAND, AN AFFILIATE OF THE INTER. ASSOCIATION FOR JAZZ EDUCATION, annually since 2003 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada two times, New York City three times, and Long Beach, CA.
For booking and biographical information and references please contact me at 3648 Park Ridge Dr, Richmond, CA. 94806 or telephone numbers: Home 510-275-3688, Cell phone 415-517-7688, FAX 510-275-3688 (call first). EMAIL: [email protected]. WEBSITE: www.freewebs.com/davidhardiman. Looking forward to working with you at your next event.
DAVID HARDIMAN'S SAN FRANCISCO ALL STAR BIG BAND PLAYS FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO HERITAGE FOUNDATION'S FABULOUS FUNDRAISER AT THE SAN FRANCISCO PALACE OF FINE ARTS "SOIREE 2014" THEME: COTTON CLUB REVUE: Click on the link to see the full show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYoFXvfIIA
awesome man and jazz musician, July 14, 2009
Reviewer: Monica Aiken (Copenhagen, Selec)
If it weren't for David Hardiman's jazz improv class, his Jazz history class, his jazz arranging and composing class, his big band class, his encyclopedic knowledge of this art form, his contagious enthusiasm and optimism generosity, and if it weren't for him having a collection of stacks of jazz pieces, big band arrangements, a closet full of instruments and stacks of music cds,tapes, videos, all uncatalogued. It wouldn't have been that I met (my now husband) Thomas, who wanted to help me organize it all and archive it. This man is like a father. You just want to make him proud. He just encourages the good in people. And his music is amazing. I look up to him. Every time I see a jazz giant, I want to call him and tell him about it. This man is like the father of jazz for me. He cracked the door open, and made it fun to study and be proud about Jazz. When I first heard Tivoli's big band in Denmark, I called him, even though it's 9 hours off. He's a gem of a man. When everyone else will have given up, David Hardiman will still be blowing his trumpet and getting people together to hear Jazz and salsa and what have you. He'll still be smiling and playing. I love that man.