/ Flugelhorn Scott Stansfield lives in Reisterstown, MD. His favorite
big band is the Duke Ellington Orchestra, but his favorite song
is Harry Connick, Jr.'s "Just Kiss Me". Scott
has been the band's lead trumpet player since its inception in
1998, and brings a tremendous local following to the band. It
would be unusual for the band to not get a request to
hear Scott's signature rendition of "Over the Rainbow"
at any given performance, which Blue Moon Big Band recorded on
its first album, Things Ain't What They Used to Be, in
1998. In addition to playing in Blue Moon, Scott also plays in
drummer Marty Knepp's Big Band Caliente, and teaches with the
Naval Academy Drum & Bugle Corps. He is a Multi-Media Service
Technician with Verizon in Maryland.
* Band member since 1998
/ Flugelhorn Alex Drouin is a big fan of Stan Kenton, Don Ellis,
and Harry Connick, Jr. Originally from Sherbrooke, Qc, Canada,
Alex has also lived in Montreal and currently resides in York,
PA. He has always loved big band music and played throughout
high school and college. His best musical memory is participating
in the Bill Chase Tribute Band at the Montreal Jazz Festival.
Alex played in drum corps from 1989 through 2004.
* Band member since 2006
/ Flugelhorn Jorge Ayala officially joined Blue Moon in 2010
after subbing with the band for a few years. A confident and
creative soloist, Jorge is proud to be part of American history
that, as he notes, should be kept alive from generation to generation.
Among his best musical memories is performing with the Baltimore
Symphony as a "young artist" semi-finalist. Jorge is
self-employed as a musican and producer, and he claims The Thad
Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra (now known as the Vanguard Jazz
Orchestra since the death of Mel Lewis in 1990) as his favorite
* Band member since 2011
After sitting in with the
band on occasion for about a year, Don Keller officially
joined the group in 2013. A versatile player, he takes on any
part needed by the section, showcasing exceptional, creative
solos or settling in for a supporting role as well. Although
he is a big fan of Duke Ellington, Don's favorite songs include
just about anything that has Clifford Brown playing. He has actually
been playing in big bands since the age of 9, and has been a
military musician for more than 30 years. Don has studied with
Blue Mitchell and Clark Terry, and believes that playing in a
swinging big band is where he belongs. Don is a Disability Ratings
Specialist with Veterans Affairs.