401Cortland Ave
San Francisco, California 94110

Franco Nero - Spaghetti Style Ska Roots Ensemble
Celebrate the Full Moon
Wednesday, June 18 - 6:30PM
Red Hill Books
401 Cortland Ave., Bernal Heights, SF 94110

Franco Nero

Born in Kingston in 1943 Don Drummond's music career began early,
playing trombone with the Eric Deans All-Stars and various other
artists & groups. With the birth of ska Don became one of the original
members of the The Skatalites and was a household name in Jamaica. He
composed many songs for The Skatalites, two of which made it to the UK
top 10 in the mid 1960's (Man In The Street & Guns Of Navarone). With
over 200 songs under his belt he was considered the busiest man in ska

Franco Nero pays tribute to Don Drummond, and his compositions,
keeping ska alive. Trombonist Scott Larson has assembled a crew of
his favorite musicians to skank hard and steady. Ska combines
Caribbean beats, with the jazz improvisations, to form a truly
original music. Franco Nero performs original music by Scott Larson,
and covers music from The Skatalites, Laurel Atken, Baba Brooks and
Tommy McCook.

Band Members:

Scott Larson- trombone / arranger / composer
Lech Wierzynski – trumpet / vocals
Naomi Seigel – trombone
John Finkbeiner – guitar
Lisa Mezzacappa – bass
Ben Malament - drums / vocals

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Added by redhillbooks on June 8, 2008