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NotoriUS - The Smooth Jazz Band
NotoriUS is a band of the finest musicians from around the globe that get together several times per year to record, perform and promote smooth jazz. The band leader is Cedric "Cnote" Buard, and the band members fluctuate, but current members include Bach Norwood on Bass, Dave Bunger on Guitars, Gary Delvecchio on horns, and Ashley Westgate on vocals.
Cedric "Cnote" Buard
Cedric is a certified engineer and producer who has worked with the likes of Bryan McKinight, Kenny G, Wayman Tisdale, and a host of other musicians.
He began playing drums at the tender age of 8 years old, and has kept the beat ever since.
He has since then founded Dream Media Records, an independent Smooth Jazz, R&B and Hip Hop Label
Cedric enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.
Ashley Westgate is a vocalist in the Dallas Fort Worth area. She has taught choir at various high schools in the Dallas area, and she has also worked with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Christmas Celebration Children’s Chorus.
Ashley was honored to serve as an author on Voices in Concert and enjoys her current position as a music specialist for McGraw-Hill Education. In addition, she continues to work as a music leader and children’s choir director at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas.
Ashley graduated from the University of North Texas summa cum laude with Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Music Education degrees, specializing in voice and percussion.
Ashley has recorded with the Turtle Creek Chorale and plays piano and drums/percussion for local organizations and theatres around DFW including Lyric Stage. She currently serves as an adjudicator, clinician, and musician while maintaining her memberships in TMEA and TMAA.
Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband and wonderful two boys.
Double bassist/multi-instrumentalist Bach Norwood earned a Bachelor of Music
from the University of North Texas in 2008. Currently based in Dallas Texas, he regularly takes part in local jazz, bluegrass, rock, and classical ensembles,
and has been performing all over the world as a full-time freelance
musician for over a decade. Bach is the Musical Director and
pianist for internationally-acclaimed rock band, The Polyphonic Spree.
In 2016, they were honored to take part in an all-star tribute to David Bowie at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
Bach is also a founding member of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Blugrass Band,
who were recently featured on the Main Stage at the Texas State Fair, shortly
after returning from Southeast Asia, where they performed for the president of
Singapore at the Formula 1 Grand Prix.
A native son of North Louisiana, Mr. Norwood has become a bona-fide
globe-trotter. In the last decade, Bach has performed with various groups in
over 23 countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Bach is just recently engaged to be married.
Gary is a saxaphone , flute and horn player who has been playing for over 20 years. He is currently a member of the upswing Jazz Band, Directed by William Geyer, which is a band of over 20 horn players who play swing jazz.
Gary enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife.
Dave Bunger is a guitar player/muliti- instrumentalist that has been playing for over 20 years. He is also a gifted guitar instructor.
Dave enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and adorable 2 daughters.
"Groove Mode" is a collection of smooth jazz jams that feature groovy bass lines, melodic keys and guitars combined with a taste of horns and drums all laced with sensual and relaxing female vocals. This is a smooth jazz lover's dream and is a refreshing new taste of contemporary smooth jazz you have never heard before.
The cd contains 19 tracks and includes the vocal editions as well as the instrumentals all together for one low price of $9.99
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