AMP BIG BAND

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PROFILE
The AMP Big Band is composed of members of the
organization of Filipino professional
session musicians called AMP or Asosasyon Ng
Musikong Pilipino.

The jazz big band genre was the foundation of dance
and concert hall musical experience
that was first introduced here in the Philippines during
the early 30s. It was the training
ground for numerous veteran musicians of that era and
the years that followed.
These musicians pioneered the so called local “Pinoy
Jazz” scene that would blossom
in the 50s. It was during that era when the rest of the
world started noticing the Pinoy musicians as world
class talents. They were sought after Asian musicians
who would be gracing the music halls, concert venues
and clubs of major cities all over the world.

OBJECTIVE AND PURPOSE

The AMP Big Band’s primary purpose and motivation is
to preserve and promote a Filipino cultural heritage
in music that has derived its roots in the western jazz
tradition. It hopes to bring back and continue a valuable
contemporary Filipino musical tradition that has
somehow been “set aside” for sometime now.
It also serves as a venue for local Pinoy professional
musicians to further hone their skills.
The AMP big band workshops aim to help the
musicians to grow in the art of ensemble
and solo performances while enjoying a sense of
camaraderie among the local
community of music lovers who attend the workshops
and performances, whether
professional working musicians or otherwise.

 mel villena
PHONE
+632917-5113805 (mobile)
(632)9511195 (landline)
Mel Villena
EMAIL
melvillena@yahoo.com
FACEBOOK PAGE
A.M.P. Big Band

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A.M.P. BIG BAND Personel (21 pax)
1. Michael Mark Guevarra –
Tenor Sax 1/ Flute/ Clarinet
2. Joey De Guzman –
Alto Sax 2/ Clarinet/ Flute
3. Mario Martin (Tots) Allid Tolentino –
Tenor Sax 1/ Flute
4. Panggo Sarreal –
Tenor Sax 2/Clarinet
5. Roxy Modesto –
Baritone Sax/ Bass Clarinet
6. Romy Francisco – Trumpet 1/3
7. Nestor Gonzaga – Trumpet 2
8. Cocoy De pano – Trumpet 1/3
9. George Abundo – Trumpet 4
10. Ronnie Marqueses- Trombone 1
11. Oscar Hernandez – Trombone 2
12. Vanessa Celestial- Trombone 3
13. Romy San Jose – Bass Trombone
14. Augusto (Joey) Quirino – Piano
15. Noel Santiago – Guitar
16. Simon Leonardo P. Tan – Bass
17. Antolin (Jun) Austria, Jr. – Drums
18. Jojo Luz – percussions
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Gail Blanco Viduya – Singer
Mel Villena – Music Director and conductor
Rudy De Chaves – production assistant

 

Regularly performs at Balete@Kamias

 

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Available for events and concerts.  Size and number of members may be adjusted to suit your requirement.