Lee Venters and Vermillion Sands is Wilmington's premier contemporary
Jazz and Latin Quartet.Lee is a national recording artist with his premiere release "388 Marlborough Street" charting #12 with his single "Until You Come back to Me" featuring Guitarist Kevin Eubanks and bassist Victor Bailey, and Lee's recent release Vermillion Sands.featuring some the country's finest instrumentalists.
Lee's repertoire and fiery drumming style to take you on a magical journey through so many genres of jazz, and features Teddy Burgh Flute, Soprano as well as Kevin Kolb Piano, and Keyboards, Taylor Lee Bass.
The group is also very suitable for wedding receptions, and private functions ..
Price Range: We are negotiable according to the event
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
Unions: ASCAP Member
What to Expect
Vermillion Sands takes their audience on a music journey.Lee's versatile boundary of original compositions serve up a combination of firey Latin original instrumentals, Electric Jazz selections from Lee's 388 Marlborough Street and Vermillion Sands cds,along with features for his outstanding rhythm section featuring Taylor Lee bass as well as Kevin Kolb Keyboards with such favorites as Maputo- (David Sanborn),to St Thomas (Sonny Rollins) which features the amazing Teddy Burgh on Flute.
The band has been together for over half a decade, and has performed in various club appearances Local and Regional Jazz and Blues Festivals, and has shared the stage with Fourplay,and Herbie Mann.Don't be fooled to think that this band can only play jazz...
Lees group has performed at the Greater Sports Hall of Fame in Wilmington for the last 4 years as well as many private functions,including wedding receptions, and celebrations...
Vermillion Sands is comprised of experienced Keyboardist Kevin Kolb a student of Billy Taylor has shared the stage with Ray Charles,Steve Bailey to name a few.. Flautist and multi-reeds Teddy Burgh has shared the stage with Phyllis Hyman and Ray Charles- Bassist extraordinaire Taylor Lee a standout has performed with Mark Whitfield, Kim Plainfield, as well as Will Kennedy and Lee Rittenour. Lee has released two national solo recordings "388 Marlborough Street" which features Kevin Eubanks,Victor Bailey, Dean Brown and "Vermillion Sands" featuring Kofi Burbridge- Derek Trucks ARU(Aquarium Rescue Unit) and Bill Cantos session great along with percussionists Count M'buto ( Derek Trucks,Col Bruce Hampton,Frog Wings)and Petro Bass-Phyllis Hyman, Norman Connors,Paul Simon and others.Lee has either toured performed or recorded with Norman Connors, Tony Guererro ,Aquarium Rescue Unit,Ted Howe,Gary Bartz, Eric Marienthal, Baron Browne Victor Bailey,Kevin Eubanks,Rob Mullins Jeff Kashiwa, Jimmy Herring, Oteil Burbridge, Carnavalito Jim Quick and Coastline,and many others see complete Bio @ (link hidden).
Past Booked Events
|October 19, 2013||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
Vermillion Sands is very versitle and can adhere to most jazz requests. A sample list Bossa Novas Dindi, Once I Loved, Favela,
Many Jobim standards. Contemporary Jazz Going Home, Winelight, Maputo, Actual Proof, Tell Me Bedtime Story, What You Won't Do fo Love Original compostions Bahia, Amazon Flower Le Flouer d' Amazonas 388 Marlborough Street, Through the Eyes of a Child, Dreamstate, First Time, Friends, Traditional Jazz Stella by Starlight, Now's the Time, My Funny Valentine,St Thomas, to name a few.....
|Lee Venters Drums /Vocals||Leader/Composer|
|Kevin Kolb||Piano and Keyboards|
|Teddy Burgh||Flute and Saxophones|
Influences & Inspiration
Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Miles Davis, Tito Puente, Jobim, Weather Report,, Micheal Brecker, David Sanborn, Chick Corea, John Coltrane Charlie Parker,
too many to list...
IF back line is provided Full drum kit 5 piece 4 cymbal stands
Equipment will be either micd or use a direct box
Bass Amp to be either 1 15" or 4 10" cab
at least 3 monitor wedges
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