SBC Jazzy Fryday

June 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The Second Baptist Church

2412 Griffith Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90011

To celebrate African American Music Appreciation Month, SBC is proud to present Everett Turner and the Nova Troubadours Big Band! The Nova Troubadours is a nineteen-piece ensemble, which performs music from various periods of the big-band jazz repertoire. The band was first organized in the early 1950's. With the exception of one year, it has stayed intact since its inception. Although none of the founding members are presently with the band, some of their original charts are still being performed. They sound just as fresh and they swing just as much as ever! This is another testament to the timelessness of good music.


Nova features a superb vocalist, Anqua Renise, who sometimes accompanies herself on the flute. She also has her own revue which includes backup vocalists and a dance troupe. Her latest release, "Never Too Late," tells a beautiful story through her sultry voice. She has been sharing her styling with us for about two years, and we enjoy her continence.

Featured also are some of the finest musicians of this area. They are saxophonists David Leech, Anthony Harris, Amos Delone, Mike Galbrith, and Norm Smith; trumpeters Carvell Holiway, Danny Cortez, and Sam Mohammad; trombonists Carlos Luna and Al Tarver; bassist Scott Graham; pianist Mike Saul; drummer Robert Keding; percussionist Willie Dillard; guitarist Stan Freeman, and leader Everett Turner.


As the members of the human body work individually yet rely on each other to perform every task, so too do the musicians of the big band depend on each other to create the sonorous sounds it produces. This completes the formula for your enjoyment of a great evening of listening to the Nova Troubadours big band!

As always, a delicious fish fry dinner will be served throughout the evening. See you there!