Bio

The American Legacy Jazz Band is a musical experiment created by songwriter Ernest Michael Olivarez. A motley crew of culturally diverse musicians representing four distinct generations of music (ages 25-79) imparted their talents to help realize this vision of creating a group of original “American Jazz” songs. The first project by the “Legacy Band” is a collection of New Christmas songs with a familiar feel of songs recorded by Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole & Dean Martin and yet with fresh melodies contemporary and unique. 

The Band

Leader - Ernest Olivarez
Piano & Strings -Shatan Mack
Bass - Paul Gabrielson
Drums – Mack James
(Will You Marry Me) Bass - Tim Miller
(Will You marry Me) Drums: John “Sticks” Eichelberger
Congas: Julian Gonzoles
Lead Guitar, Electric & Acoustic - Brian Brokaw
(Italian Christmas Waltz) Guitars/bass – Hugo Wainzinger
(Italian Christmas Waltz) Mandolin – Al (Anselmo) Fabrizio
Horns & Orchestra: “Real Live Horns” Reallivehorns.com
Bass, Tenor & Alto Sax - Jay Davison
Flutes- Jay Davison
Trumpets - Steve Jankowski
Trombones - Randy Andos
Christmas Triangle – Rick Belfort
Lead Vocal – Jim Mola
Guest Vocal – Sonia Evans
Guest Vocal – Alan Villatoro .