Vince Scuderi - Leader
A cum laude graduate of Queens College, Vince studied clarinet with Ralph“Skippy” Galluccio, as well as saxophone improv studies with Ralph Lalama and bassist Mickey Bass.
• He’s been a featured performer with Connie James at The Metropolitan Room and Debra Holly at Danny’s Skylight Room.
• Vince has also produced a CD compilation of jazz performers; and a recording of clarinet works by Gerald Finzi and other contemporary composers, with long time friends, Lou Monnone and Bill Holland, trading on piano accompaniment.
• He has also played for a wide variety of ensembles, including Queens Philharmonia (JoAnn Falletta conducting) - Island LyricOpera Company Nassau Youth Theater Co. - American Concert Band - GrayWig Theater - South Shore Symphony - Glen Cove Players - Stardusters Big Band - Township Theater Guild
The past few years has found him recording and performing with AuPrivave, the Jazz Quartet. AuPrivave recently concluded a very successful over 10 year, performance run at the Zagat rated, Cooking with Jazz and the Sunday Brunch house band at Big Daddy's in Massapequa, NY.
Vince is now excited to begin a new musical journey with OOTBBB.
Out of the Box Big Band loves to swing. They are a great addition to any corporate or private event. As an affordable big band, they bring professional musicians at a price that will not break your budget while providing exciting, live music.
Always up for Goodman and Ellington, OOTBBB also enjoys the more obscure, non-traditional big band sounds of
Pat Metheny, Sammy Nestico, Charles Mingus and Radiohead.
As well as vintage 20's and 30's jazz.
The set list can be tailored to your event's theme to provide just the right atmosphere for your special day/evening.
A short list of past and present OOTBBB performers -
Jack Furlong, Josh Brown, Nick Vayenas, Raymond Mason, Sharif Kales, Vera Kemper, Josh Mizruchi, Marco Coco, Gerald Thomas, Ethan Fein, Al Zimmerman, Mark Cohen, Will Shelley, Napoleon Revels-Bey, Amadis Dunkel, John Licitra, Rob Levy, Leo Ursini, Marty Bound....