Featuring Victor North and the Budesa Brothers
Accomplished Musician, Jazz Drummer, and Band Leader. Tom started playing gigs at sixteen in a Jazz and Blues Band. He started listing to jazz albums early in his career and quickly became a true fan of that art form.
Tom has performed throughout the tri state area and Jazz concerts abroad in Europe. He has performed at the Famed Club Harlem, 500 Club, and most of the hotel casinos in Atlantic City. His carer has been filled with performances with many local and regional Jazz artists. He recently produced (Tom Angello’s All Star Jazz Series) in 2017 which has received great reviews among many Jazz listners in south jersey. His Jazz series will be continuing again through 2018 at Gregory’s Restaurant in Somers Point.
The Budesa Brothers
The Budesa brothers are among the most in demand performers on the current music scene. Richard Budesa is an accomplished pianist and master B3 organist and Robert Budesa is one of the top guitarists in America. They are also both superb vocalists and they have written compositions that have been featured on NPR and Temple University’s WRTI Radio. Together they have recorded and performed with some of the greats in the music business including – Grover Washington Jr., Jimmy Heath, Billy Paul, George Duke, Lenny White, Bernard Perdie, Johnny and Papa John Defrancesco and Jimmy Bruno.
They were recently featured on NPR’s “American Routes” and “Jazz Night in America”!
Saxophonist Victor North came to Philadelphia from Alaska, after a year at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, to immerse himself in the “City Of Brotherly Love’s” rich jazz culture which has been home to so many jazz greats, most notably, John Coltrane, who became a major influence of Victor’s as a teenager in the far away North. Some of the many great musicians that Victor has had the opportunity to work with since moving to the East Coast are Mickey Roker, Charles Fambrough, John Swana, Orrin Evans, Terrel Stafford, Ronnie Burrage, Jimmy Bruno, Duane Eubanks, Duck Scott, Byron Landham, organists Pat Bianchi and Jared Gold and he spent five years playing with Afro-Cuban Jazz pianist, Elio Villafranca. For the last twelve years, Victor has led his own group, Three Blind Mice, with organist Lucas Brown and drummer Wayne Smith, Jr., who released their first CD, The Outsider, in 2012. Victor is also a founding member of the Captain Black Big Band and appears on their first two CD’s, Captain Black Big Band and Mother’s Touch. Victor continues to lead his own groups and work as a sideman throughout the Philadelphia/Tri-State Area, and often performs with his wife, vocalist Meg Clifton North.