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Destiny Jazz Band 

Destiny Jazz Band has been one of Washington DC's premier bands for the last ten years, opening for National Artists such as Spyro Gyra, Miles J., Paul Taylor, Wayman Tisdale and more.They have performed at a wide range of venues that include events for Smooth Jazz 105.5 FM, nightclubs, wedding receptions, civic organizations, and wine festivals along the east coast.

Sample songs:

What You Won't Do For Love
Disco Inferno
Girl From Ipanema
Sunshine Of My Life
Brickhouse
Sex Machine
Blue Bossa
Give It To Me Baby
Sierra Leone

Motown, Soul, R&B

The Temptations
My Girl
Ain't To Proud To Beg
Just My Imagination
Papa Was A Rolling Stone
Get Ready
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
Ball Of Confusion
Cloud Nine
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
The Way You Do The Things You Do
The Girls Alright With Me
Don't Look Back
I Wish It Would Rain
Al Green
Love And Happiness
For The Good Times
I'm Still In Love With You
Let's Stay Together
Here I Am (Come And Take Me)
Tired Of Being Alone
Look What You've Done For Me
James Brown
Cold Sweat
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
There Was A Time
Get Up (Sex Machine)
I Got You
I Got The Feelin
It A Man's World
Lickin Stick
Livin In America
Mother Popcorn
Big Payback
Al Jarreau
We're In This Love Together
Boogie Down
More Love
After All
I Will Be Here For You
Mornin
Wait For The Magic
We Got By
Four Tops
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
Standing In The Shadows Of Love
Baby I Need Your Loving
It's The Same Ole Song
The Drifters
Under The Boardwalk
Up On The Roof
There Goes My Baby
On Broadway
Save The Last Dance For Me
Wilson Pickett
Knock On Wood
Funky Broadway
In The Midnight Hour
Mustang Sally
Bill Withers
Ain't No Sunshine
Lovely Day
Luther Vandross
If Only For One Night
Having A Party
House Is Not A Home
Never Too Much
Here And Now
O'Jays
Love Train
Back Stabbers
I Love Music
For The Love Of Money
Put Your Hands Together
Barry White
Can't Get Enough
Marvin Gave
What's Going On
Sam & Dave
Soul Man
Hold On I'm Comin
When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
Sam Cooke
You Send Me
Twisting The Night Away
Shake
Kool & The Gang
Celebration
Hollywood Swinging
Ladies Night
Get Down On It
Funky Stuff
Stylistics
Bet You By Golly Wow
Junior Walker
Shotgun
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Earth Wind & Fire
September
Let's Groove
Sing A Song
Boogie Wonderland
Shining Star
Rick James
Give It To Me Baby
Super Freak
Ghetto Life
Sly & The Family Stone
I Wanna Take You Higher
Stevie Wonder
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
All I Do
Do I Do
For Once In My Life
I Wish
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Part-Time Lover
Uptight (Everything's Alright)
We Can Work It Out
The Commodores
Brick House
Easy
Just To Be Close To You
Heat Wave
Boogie Nights
Always And Forever
Mind Blowing Decision
Village People
YMCA
Marcia Griffith
Electric Slide
Jeffrey Osborne/Ltd
Back In Love Again
KC & The Sunshine Band
Get Down Tonite
Bobby Caldwell
What You Won't Do For Love
Elvis Presley
Can't Help Falling In Love
Johnnie Mathis
Misty
Larry Graham
One In A Million
Otis Redding
Dock Of The Bay

80’s Pop & Retro
Lionel Richie
Dancing On The Ceiling
Sail On
Bobby Brown
My Prerogative
Michael Jackson
Dance And Shout
Rock With You
Brothers Johnson
Stomp
Get The Funk Outta My Face
Bill Haley And The Comets
Rockin Around The Clock
The Beatles
Come Together
Let It Be
Yellow Submarine
Got To Get You Into My Life
With A Little Help From My Friends
Lucy In The Sky
All You Need Is Love
Chubby Checker
The Twist
Jerry Lee Lewis
Great Balls Of Fire
Lou Rawls
Groovy People

Jazz, Swing & Standards
Grover Washington
Wine Light
Mr. Magic
Let It Flow
Killer Joe
Duke Ellington
My Funny Valentine
A Train
George Benson
Breezin
The World Is A Ghetto
This Masquerade
Miles Davis
So What
Milestones
All Blues

Classic Rock
Bob Dylan
In The Summertime
Bob Seger
Old Time Rock-N-Roll
Doobie Brothers
Long Train Running
Eric Clapton
I Shot The Sheriff
Santana
Europa

All Traditional Jazz Standard Tunes
Joe Henderson
Blue Bossa
Horace Silver
Song From My Father
Nat King Cole
Unforgettable
Louis Armstrong
What A Wonderful World
Stan Getz
Girl From Ipanema

Ethnic & Specialty
Cole Porter
Anniversary Waltz
Bah-Saha
Italian Wedding Song
Shalom-A-Lahem
Hava Nagila
Wedding March

Destiny Jazz Band Is:

Michael Girdy on saxophones:
Mike is a native of Virginia Beach, VA. He studied music at Hampton University. He is known as “Dirty Girdy”, and is one of the staples of Destiny. Mikes learned to play the sax at age 15. He plays alto, soprano, tenor saxophones. He has won numerous musical awards while attending Hampton University. He has shared the stage with many great names in the world of gospel and jazz music throughout his career. Mike has a great tonal quality and a unique soulful feel that’s unique to the Destiny sound.

Byron Martin on keyboards:
“Nick” as he prefers to be called, has been a member on and off with Destiny since 1996. He resides in Hyattsville, Maryland. His
distinct instrumental sound has added life and creativity to Destiny’s sound. He has played since the age of 11 and studied music at Bowie State University in Towson, Maryland. Nick’s wide range of study and a great ear for all forms of music has made him one of the focal points of this band. He has played with many national acts as the premier performer, sideman and soloist. His vigor for music makes him the musician whose sound is something to hear.

Charles Adkins on electric bass:
Charles “Reds” as he prefers to be called is the latest member of Destiny. He is a native of Washington, DC. He started playing bass at the age of 5. Reds is the flavor and the movement to the sound of the band. He has shared the stage with many national and local acts too numerous to mention. His array of music styles range from Classical to R&B, Blues to Rock & Roll, Top 40 and of course Jazz. Reds, supplies a great bass feel to the structure of the music that only a true professional can.

Jerry McClam on drums:
Jerry is a native of Buffalo, New York. He is the originator and business manager of Destiny. Jerry started playing drums at the age of 12. He played with many local groups in and around the Buffalo area. He studied music at State University of New York at Buffalo under the direction of Jan Williams. After his studies, he ventured out performing with numerous national acts. His style of music ranges from Big Band, to R&B, to Top 40, and of course, Jazz. Jerry is the heartbeat of the band (the timekeeper), his drumming is the heartbeat, tempo, and soul to the Destiny sound.

Tennyson Price-Vocals:
Tennyson “Mr. Entertainer” is the personality and vocalist of Destiny. His experience and expertise ranges over a 20 year span. He has performed and toured with many of the legendary Motown groups of the eighties and nineties. Tennyson’s superior professionalism, and showmanship made him 2005 Washington, DC’s “Entertainer of the year”. He is known in entertainment circles for “turning a party out”.

 

 

Chris Munson
20 South Productions
434-296-1600

chris@20south.net

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