DALE HEAD Entertainer/Singer/Trumpet Player

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Dale brings his high energy and smooth vocals singing jazz, as well as great classic rock and pop songs orchestrated for big band in a high powered and innovative approach. With a natural command of the rock and big band swing genres, Dale sings, plays trumpet and leads his talented group of players through a dynamic ride.

Since Dale’s first album release “MindWinder” in 1995, Dale has delivered exciting live performances with new and innovative arrangements, encompassing musical genres ranging from big band swing music, to hard-hitting guitar riffs, which bring to mind the innovative horns of Blood Sweat and Tears, the vocal intensity of Janis Joplin, and the guitar gymnastics of  Eddie Van Halen. Dale’s three-octave vocal range features his unique style of scat singing inspired by such greats as Ella Fitzgerald Mel Torme and Al Jarreau.

In 2015, Dale and his production company MindWinder Productions,  released his first full length big band record, “Swing, Straight Up” with Rory Snyder and his Night Jazz Band. Released under the Chicago based BluJazz label, Dale received many wonderful reviews of his initial big band offering.

Dale Head delivers in live performance as well. His live show features hits from Joe Williams to Sammy Davis, Jr., as well as Michael Bublé Al Jarreau and of course, Frank Sinatra. Now, with the upcoming album “Swing On the Rocks” slated for release in October, 2017, Dale has added songs from Van Morrison, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Eagles and many more favorites from the Classic Rock era. Arranged by the incomparable Rick Walsh, Dale brings these classics to life in a new and exciting musical format.

Dale Head provides a high-powered, yet dynamic, show that is certain to leave you entertained.

 

Dale has performed at the following venues:

In Hollywood/Los Angeles: The E Spot Lounge, The Catalina Club.

In the San Francisco Bay Area: Bimbos 365, Top of the Mark, Fairmont Hotel, The Hi Ball Lounge, Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, Dougherty Performing Arts Center

In Sacramento: Sacramento Music Festival, Hot Jazz Jubilee, JB’s Lounge, Mango’s, The Torch Club, Aces Nightclub, On Broadway

In Reno: The Bubinga Lounge , 3rd Street Bar, City of Reno Artown Concert Series

In Indianapolis:  Jazz Kitchen

In Boston: Harper’s Ferry

In Chicago: The House Of Blues

In New York:  The Blue Note, Funky Joe’s

In Kandahar, Afghanistan:  Heroes Coffee Shop

 

 

The Repertoire:

Title Original Artist
13 Women Bill Haley
A Little Minor Booze Stan Kenton
All of Me Count Basie
All Or Nothing At All Frank Sinatra
Answer Me Barbra Streisand
Artificial Flowers Bobby Darrin
Baby Driver Dale Head
Best Is Yet to Come Frank Sinatra
Beyond the Sea Bobby Darrin
Birth Of the Blues Sammy Davis
Break Music Oceans 12 Oceans 11
Break Music One O Clock Jump Count Basie
Break Music Rat Pack Rat Pack
Bridge Over Troubled Water Maynard Ferguson
Come Fly With Me (Intro) Frank Sinatra
Come Rain or Come Shine Dale Head
Corner Pocket Count Basie
Criminal Dale Head
Day In Day Out Frank Sinatra
Don’t Worry About Me Frank Sinatra
Do It In the Name Of Love Kenny Rankin
Every Day I Have the Blues Joe Williams
Fly Me to the Moon Frank Sinatra
Frankenstein Edgar Winter
Georgia Dale Head
Get Me to the Church On Time Frank Sinatra
God Bless the Child Blood Sweat and Tears
Hey Ba Ba Re Bop Tex Beneke
Hey Baby Ted Nugent
I Get A Kick Out Of You Frank Sinatra
I Know A Little Dale Head
Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t Louis Jordan
I’ve Got You Under My Skin Frank Sinatra
Into the Mystic Dale Head
It’s Alright With Me Dale Head
Jumpin’ With Symphony Sid Lester Young
Kick In the Head Dean Martin
Lady Is A Tramp Frank Sinatra
Learnin’ the Blues Frank Sinatra
Lil’ Darlin’ Count Basie
Love Is the Name of the Game Dale Head
Luck Be A Lady Frank Sinatra
Mack the Knife Bobby Darrin
Me and My Shadow Frank and Sammy
Moonglow Hudson/Mills/DeLange
Moten Swing Count Basie
Murder By Numbers Dale Head
My Favorite Things Dale Head
My Kind Of Town Frank Sinatra
New World Man Rush
New York, NY Frank Sinatra
New York State Of Mind Billy Joel
Night and Day Frank Sinatra
Nine O’’ Clock Seth MacFarlane
No Easy Way Dale Head
One For My Baby Frank Sinatra
Pennies From Heaven Frank Sinatra
People Are Strange The Doors
Please Be Kind Frank Sinatra
Popsicle Toes Michael Franks
So Close to Getting Close to You Dale Head
Street Of Dreams Frank Sinatra
Summer Wind Frank Sinatra
Take Five Brubeck/Jarreau
Take the A Train Duke Ellington
Teach Me Tonight Dale Head
Tender Trap Frank Sinatra
That’s Life Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight Dale Head
Too Close For Comfort Mel Tormé
Walk This Way Aerosmith
Walkin’ My Baby Back Home Nat King Cole
Wasted Time The Eagles
Well Oh Well Tiny Bradshaw
When You’re Smiling Tom Kubis
Where Or When Frank Sinatra
Witchcraft Frank Sinatra
You Make Me Feel So Young Frank Sinatra