David Gadd – Hammond Organ / Piano
Paul Parente – Trumpet
“JT” Tockstein – Tenor Sax
Mark Broadwell – Bass, flute, vocals
Bill Hulet – Drums
The David Gadd Quintet came to fruition in the Spring of 2007. Dave’s love of post bop jazz through the 60′s and 70′s heavily influenced his original compositions and his desire to transcribe obscure arrangements from recordings of that era. In addition to that, don’t be surprised if you hear a jazzed up arrangements of Randy Bachman, Billy Paul, or Marvin Gaye. As one youtube subscriber put it: “This makes me want to delve into the world of Jazz a little deeper”. The group is well rounded with an abundance of musical diversity. Bassist / Vocalist Mark Broadwell contributes to the groups arrangements with an always fresh approach whether it be an original composition or a jazzed up pop tune. Trumpeter Paul Parente delivers excitement, clarity and creativity in his soloing abilities. Paul also performs as lead trumpet for the Southfield Jazz Orchestra. Resident drummer Bill Hulet is no stranger to the scene having played every notable venue locally and then some. Bill has a great sense of whats going on around him at all times and provides the kind of support the rest of the musicians appreciate. On Tenor Saxophone, newcomer ‘JT” (Jonathan) Tockstein currently enrolled at Wayne State University is “digging in” and carrying on the tradition.