Now that I am retired from CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO after teaching Jazz Studies for 30 years, and a total of 45 years, I am continuing to embark upon my career of Performing, Recording, Writing and Traveling. DAVID HARDIMAN'S COMBOS have successfully performed over thirty years for a variety of events mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area and California. We welcome the opportunity to perform at your next event when we are on tour in your area.
We have played for the following events, just to name a few, as well as for festivals, colleges, universities, churches, private parties, dances, benefits, night clubs and shows:
SAN FRANCISCO JAZZ FESTIVAL, OAKLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL,
UNION STREET FAIR, YOSHI'S NIGHT CLUB,
PALO ALTO STREET FAIR, KIMBALL'S WEST & EAST,
SAN FRANCISCO ART FESTIVAL, FILMORE ST. FESTIVAL,
GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL, KCSM “JAZZ ON THE HILL”,
DAVID HARDIMAN'S COMBOS perform in the styles of Swing, Be-Bop, Cool, Contemporary, and Top 40 Styles. Our five up to nineteen piece professionals have performed, recorded, traveled, and associated with such notables as TONY BENNETT, “DIZZY” GILLESPIE, EARL “FATHA” HINES, RAY CHARLES, FREDDIE HUBBARD, “SUN-RA”, etc. The unique song styles of featured vocalist, MARY STALLINGS (formerly with “COUNT” BASIE), NINA CAUSEY, DENISE PERRIER, KIM NALLEY and JAMEY DAVIS (formerly with “COUNT” BASIE) are reminiscent of BILLIE HOLIDAY, DINAH WASHINGTON, NANCY WILSON and JOE WILLIAMS. DAVID ANTHONY HARDIMAN, JR. sings music of MICHAEL JACKSON, LIONEL RITCHIE, COOL AND THE GANG, PRINCE, ETC.
Further biographical information, references, audio and video tapes and our recording can be obtained upon request.
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LISTEN/BUY/DOWNLOAD NEW CD: DAVID HARDIMAN'S SAN FRANCISCO ALL STAR BIG BAND "37TH ANNIVERSARY" RELEASED MARCH 17TH, 2012 http://*******.***
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Our album, “IT'LL BE ALRIGHT” recorded in 1978 on the THERESA RECORD label, received “THREE STARS” by DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE. Our album has recently been converted from LP to a CD by EVIDENCE RECORD CO, and is available by mail order. Contact Dr. David Hardiman, Sr.
I am also pleased to inform you that we can accommodate any musical requirements with a single musician to nineteen pieces,” SAN FRANCISCO ALL-STAR BIG BAND”, depending on your needs and budget. My Quintet, Sextet or Septet has been very successful in recording, traveling, and performing in many situations that our Big Band can't do because of budget and logistics.
I have performed personally in Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara and Mazatlan Mexico. Pori, Finland. Vitoria, Bilbao & Getxo Spain.. Escaldes, Andorra. “North Sea Jazz Festival” in den Hague, Netherlands. “Umbria Jazz Fest.” Umbria, Salerno, Bologna, Pescara, Mosciano, Abruzzo, Lecce, Perugia, Pompei, Serre, Italy. Goiania, Goias, Brazil. Cayman, St. Thomas & Freeport, Bahama Islands. “Indy Jazz Fest.” and “Indiana State Fair”, Indianapolis, Ind.
For booking and biographical information and references please contact me at address 3648 Park Ridge Dr., Richmond, CA 94806 or (***)***-**** hm/off, Cell phone (***)***-****, FAX (***)***-****(call first). EMAIL: http://*******.*** . WEBSITE: http://*******.*** .
Dr. David Hardiman, Sr.
San Francisco All Star Big Band, Musical Director
Professor Emeritus, Jazz Studies, City College of San Francisco