Brad Sayler's group continues to be a popular favorite at all the stops on the Nursing Homes Swing circuit. Brad (vocals) and Steve Baber (piano) have been working together for about three years in various combinations with other musicians. Mark Lee has been a mainstay on drums, with Bob Bowen and Lew Morrison sharing the bass slot. Haywood Giles (sax), Jim Wray (trombone), and most recently, Victor Lee (sax) have held down the lead with sparkling solos delivered with a light touch on backup.
Their repertoire is rooted deeply in the jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, popularized by the great vocalists of our time—Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, and Nat King Cole, and many others.
They love to perform for the Nursing Homes Swing audiences. Their greatest joy comes when they see someone in the audience gently tapping their hands together with the beat, or singing along with the lyrics to one of their favorite songs from the 40's, 50's or 60's. It's an honor to them to have an opportunity to bring some live music to the homes; their reward is the smile on the faces of the residents.