Big Thanks
sax   bass   drums   guitars   vocals

Over the past few years, I've had the pleasure of playing with local musicians by reaching out and forming a group for performances. The collective experience has been an education and a joy - the reason I now say, "I play with Big Thanks". The recordings on this page are from a 2017 gig.


Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (Bruce Springteen) 3:31 ~ east coast classic
Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder)  1:32 ~ those horn parts
Moondance (Van Morrison)  2:24 ~ reggae groove
The Chicken (Pee Wee Ellis)  7:01 ~ pure jazz-funk
I'll Be Around (The Spinners)  1:40 ~ r&b
Browned-Eye Girl (Van Morisson)  4:29 ~ switching up the beat on this classic

♮   music inspired by Bob Marley, Van Morrison, The Spinners, Joe Zawinul, Bruce Springsteen, The Cure, John Coltrane, Ben Harper, Stevie Wonder, The Neville Brothers, Jaco Pastorious, Joe Cocker, Thelonious Monk, Bonnie Raitt, Herbie Hancock, Amy Winehouse...

contact:  Phil DeStefano:
Big Thanks is also available in a smaller/lighter "acoustic-rock-with-groove" version.