The Junius Courtney Big Band is a nineteen-piece Bay Area institution. The newly-released reoording “US” (Kojiding Records) is the band’s debut CD. Its fifteen tracks joyfully demonstrate the variety of dynamic ensemble playing, ebullient solos and heart-catching vocals.
You'll be able to order your copy ($15) soon online. Watch this space for details. In the meantime, contact our band manager firstname.lastname@example.org for info. And plan to pick up a copy from the bandstand at our shows.
Thoughtfully and swingin'ly recorded, this CD brings together S.F. Jazz Hall Heritage Hall of Famers, the downbeat magazine-heralded vocalist, and the crew of dedicated jazz players that make the Junius Courtney Big Band one of the swingin'est bands around. With gratefulness for radio airplay from KCSM, KCSM, KPOO, WMNF, KRML and other jazz air support, the band hopes you'll become part of the party, pick up a copy of the CD and join "US."
"This album captures an orchestra that’s keeping faith in themselves, their fans and their timeless book of classic tunes and smart arrangements."
--Andrew Gilbert, jazz journalist