Shaw hired Billie Holiday, Mel Torme, Buddy Rich
, "Hot Lips" Page, and many others.
Jazz is the soundtrack of St Regis, as appealing to today's global luxury travellers, as it was to New York's high society who frequented the rooftop ballroom at the landmark hotel in the 1930s to listen to Count Basie, Buddy Rich
and other Jazz Age greats," said Paul James, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection and St Regis Hotels & Resorts.
Regis, as appealing to today's global luxury travelers, as it was to New York's high society who frequented the rooftop ballroom at the landmark hotel in the 1930s to listen to Count Basie, Buddy Rich
and other Jazz Age greats," says Paul James, global brand leader, The Luxury Collection and St.
He's one of the UK's top saxophonists, recently playing at the Buddy Rich
25th Anniversary Memorial Concert at the London Palladium alongside the likes of Tony Christie.
Brass-player Greg Wilson-Copp played cornet with Gloucester Excelsior Band and drummer Tim Tolhurst counts Buddy Rich
and Keith Moon among his influences.
Come Back To Me by Sammy Davis and the Buddy Rich
But he was proudest of capturing Buddy Rich
- Frank Sinatra's favourite drummer - to do a duet with the Muppet drummer, Animal.
The 16-strong band, which re-creates the classic big band music of artists such as Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich
and Stan Kenton, will be entertaining the society and its guests with a varied repertoire showcasing its unique sound featuring all brass instruments.
Only fellow drummer Buddy Rich
could have been considered a contender to his crown.
19 In jazz, which instrument was big band leader Buddy Rich
famous for playing?
BIG BAND The Buddy Rich
Collection (Beat Goes On)
Botti, 44, who paid dues on the tour bus with the Buddy Rich
Big Band, Sting and others, is as surprised by this turn of events as anyone.