Dan Willard & His Old School Jazz is a Ventura Dixieland band available for weddings, parties, and other events in Ventura and surrounding areas. The band has performed for countless weddings and parties in Ventura, Ojai, Santa Barbara, and all over Southern California. Their repertoire includes classic Dixieland standards such as Bill Bailey, Jada, and Ain’t She Sweet in addition to popular standards like Moon River, My Baby Just Cares for Me, and I’ve Got You Under My Skin.
The full band includes six musicians but can be scaled down to as few as two. Members include Dan Willard on clarinet, soprano sax, and vocals, trumpet virtuoso and Big Band veteran Ron Barrows, studio musician and member of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra Ira Nepus on trombone, Todd Temanson on banjo, Tom Lee on bass, and Dave Bazinet on drums. All are seasoned professionals with many years of experience and a profound love for Dixieland music.
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