The lineup announcement for the 2016 Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas, NV came out today and we were thrilled to see ROXY ROCA listed along with greats like Keb’ Mo’, Delbert McClinton, Beth Hart, and Tab Benoit, not to mention good friends of ours like Mingo Fishtrap and JW Jones.
Here’s the complete list: Keb’ Mo’, Delbert McClinton, Beth Hart, Tab Benoit, Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings, Cyril Neville’s Royal Southern Brotherhood, Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers, Samantha Fish, Kenny Neal, John Nemeth, Jarekus Singleton, Victor Wainwright and The Wildroots, Albert Cummings, Bernard Allison Group, Mr. Sipp The Mississippi Blues Child, Moreland & Arbuckle, Mingo Fishtrap, Anthony Gomes, ROXY ROCA, Brandon Santini, JW Jones, MonkeyJunk, Betty Fox Band, Bender Brass feat. Jimmy Carpenter, Deanna Bogart & Randy Oxford, Jane Lee Hooker, Billy D and The Hoodoos. Artists at Large: Mitch Woods, Jimmy Carpenter, Deanna Bogart, Randy Oxford, Victor Wainwright, Bob Corritore, Johnny Sansone.
Pre-booking starts tomorrow at noon at http://bigbluesbender.com.
It felt great to be back at The Blackheart and seeing so many of our good friends that we’ve been missing since we’ve been out on tour most of the year. Many thanks to Milto Otto for sharing these photos from our set.
We are pleased to announce that ROXY ROCA trumpter Austin Johanning is now an official endorser of Del Quadro Custom Trumpets. Here’s what Del Quadro had to say:
We are pleased to announce that Austin Johanning now joins the ranks of Del Quadro Custom Trumpet Artists.
Del Quadro Custom trumpets is a maker of fine custom trumpets, specializing in restoration, repair, and custom trumpets built to the player’s specifications. Ideas to customize and personalize your instrument are virtually limitless.
Best known as the trumpet player for nationally touring soul band ROXY ROCA, Johanning studied at Wichita State University for a degree in Jazz Studies. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, and with numerous jazz groups including; latin jazz sextet TEZ, Contempo, Duende Del Sol, tejano band Zalvos, trad-jazz group The Hot Air Jazz Combo, and The Latin Soul Revival. He has been featured on The New Imperialism’s album Wax Wings and the Broslyn Bard’s album Sagacity Of Sound.
About Del Quadro Custom Trumpets
Del Quadro Trumpets
327 South Erie Street
Wichita, KS 67211
“After being a professional trumpet player and band leader for over 43 years, people kept telling me that what I wanted in a new trumpet could no longer be made. Michael Del Quadro built the trumpet of my dreams! His master craftsmanship, meticulous attention to EVERY detail, and his superior understanding of MY personal desires are unmatched! Thank you Michael I am so proud to perform with your handiwork. Harry James would also be very proud!”
“Whether I need regular maintenance or major repair, I send all of my trumpets and all of my students’ trumpets to Del Quadro Custom Trumpets exclusively. You won’t find better workmanship and overall professionalism anywhere else, especially at such reasonable prices.”
—Steve Annibale, M.M.