The Big Band Topic And Referece Guide

All about Steve Jay, Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, Rubén Valtierra, and Jim West.

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The purpose of this guide is to list topics of interest, and to be used as a quick reference guide for posting. Please bear with us, as this is a work in progress while we search through old topics and populate this forum.


Al's Band
Outstanding in their field

ProjectsDiscussion thread for the song Al's Band

Website & - Website and MySpace discussionGeneral Obsessive Fan DiscussionThe Band Drool TopicOh this is a story about TBITBOtherJim & Steve Fan Fiction==========================================

Stephen Jay
bass, ethnic percussion, banjo & vocals

Albums:Sea Never DryTangled StringsSelf Avoiding Random Walk Outer Voice Physical AnswerRounder Gaze (instrumental)Friction (instrumental)Plus (instrumental)Film Music (instrumental)Indra's Net (instrumental)Non-Franciscan Duets (with Ak & Zuie)Live Set (with Ak & Zuie)Africa: Drum, Chant, and Instrumental Music (West African Field Recordings)Ghana: Ancient Ceremonies, Songs, and Dance Music (West African Field Recordings)Concerts & live appearances:The Big Ak & Zuie TopicBooksAdjacent Possible==========================================

Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz
drums, percussion & vocals

Albums:no topics at the momentConcerts & live appearances:no topics at the momentOtherApolegetix's Biblical Graffiti==========================================

Rubén Valtierra
keyboards & vocals

Albums:no topics at the momentConcerts & live appearances:no topics at the moment==========================================

Jim Kimo West
guitar, banjo, mandolin & vocals

Albums:Coconut HatNurturing The GardenSlack Key WestThe Hawaiian Tribute to Sublime -Livin's EZ - 2006Hotel Honolulu-The Hawaiian Tribute to the Eagles - 2007Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar: Kimo-Style - 2007Kimo's Hawaiin Slack Key Christmas - 2008Concerts & live appearances:The Big Jim West Appearances Topic 10/09/2006 Genghis Cohen, Los Angeles 11/18/2007 San Pedro, CA Warner Grand Theatre (Bill Tapia's 100th Birthday)01/12/2008 Borders, Costa Mesa, CA01/20/2008 So Cal Slack Key Festival, Redondo Beach 04/20/2008 El Camino College CampusInterviewsJim "Kimo" West Interview In Hawai'i MagazineJim's Hawaiin Concert Guide Podcast==========================================

The supporting cast
For other musicians and singers who have recorded and performed with Al.

Players:Tommy Johnson (tuba player)Whatever happened to Musical Mike? (Um.....artist?)Damaskus & Juanito - PercussionLive appearances:10/18/2004 Jay Levey Lecture, Columbus OH, Columbus College of Art and Design.==========================================
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