Big Time Operator

Doug Meeuwsen: Trumpet | Warren Lovell: Vocals | Scott Kyle: Trombone | Kevin Esposito: Trombone | Draeh Jirnae: Vocals | Christopher Hollyday: Saxophone | Bradley Nash: Saxophone | John Rekevics: Saxophone | Tim Nunnink: Saxophone | Brad Steinwehe: Trumpet | Derek Cannon: Trumpet | Roger Wright: Trombone | John Opferkuch: Piano | Fred Ubaldo: Bass guitar | Rick White: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Larry Grano: Drums

Genre: Jazz, Lounge, Rock

Sound description: Big time swing.

RIYL: Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Benny Goodman

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Ex-Band Members: Steve Ebner, Trumpet Chuck Phillips, Saxophone Gunnar Biggs, Bass guitar Mike Holguin, Drums Lynn Willard, Keyboards Jim Weiss, Clarinet, Saxophone Steve Steinberg, Clarinet, Saxophone

Influences: Count Basie, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman


Big Time Operator is a big band led trombonist Kevin Esposito and featuring vocalists Draeh Jirnae and Warren Lovell. They won San Diego Music Awards for Best Big Band every year from 1997 to 2001. They also won the 1998 Jim Croce’s Excellence in Entertainment award. True to the past and yet completely contemporary, they excel at playing classic big band, Latin, and original arrangements.

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