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About The Band

We are a 6 piece group including both female & male vocalists, 2 keyboard players, guitar, bass, drums, saxophone & trumpet. Each member has at least 20 years of experience as professionals in the music business and all are very well respected musicians in Saint Louis and beyond.

Every member of the band is so amazingly talented, skilled and versatile, it allows us to play a wide range of music, from cocktail and dinner music to the fun and high energy dance music, the great dance hits of the 50's and 60's, Classic Rock and Motown, 70's and 80's Disco and Rock.....not to mention 90's dance tunes, Island music, Country, Jazz Standards, and even current hits!!! And.....we love to interact with the audience!"

Anita Rosamond: Vocals/Keyboard

Born in St. Louis, Anita Rosamond began her musical career in her early teens, playing piano, singing and recording with her older brother's band. She later recorded an album in Nashville with Roy Orbison's band. Anita now has five additional recording projects to her credit. Her early 2006 recording, "Timeless", established Anita as one of the finest vocalists and entertainers in the Midwest. Anita's critically acclaimed holiday CD, "This Is Christmas", was also released in 2006. The band's latest CD, "Keep Liftin' Me Higher" - LIVE! is a special Tribute to the Diva's of the 60's & 70's and was recorded live at Harrah's Casino. Anita has also performed the National Anthem at Busch Stadium for St. Louis Cardinals games.

In addition to her many appearances throughout the US, Anita has performed in England, Australia, and the Caribbean. Her musical background and life experiences includes many influences ... pop, R & B, rock & roll, jazz, country and gospel music ... which has enabled her to create a unique voice and approach to music.

Bill Elrod: Saxophone/ Band Leader

Bill is an accomplished saxophone/EWI (electronic wind instrument) player, and is also the leader of the band. Bill has been playing professionally for 28 years and can be heard on over 50 CD's, radio and TV commercials. he has shared the stage with everyone from the Little River Band to Edgar Winter.

Adaron Jackson: Piano/Keyboards

Adaron Jackson is an alumni of the SIU-Edwardsville Jazz Studies program, Adaron is also a member of the acclaimed instrumental quartet, Good 4 The Soul, and has a wide-ranging repertoire that works well for any reception or private event. Jackson has toured Europe and played with national artists such as Ellis Marsalis and Greg Tardy.

Grant Krener: Guitar/Vocals

Grant has been playing guitar for nearly twenty years and is an accomplished singer as well.. He studied jazz guitar and music composition at Jefferson College and Webster University. With a Master's degree in jazz studies, Grant directs jazz ensembles, teaches jazz guitar lessons and is a regular performer on the Midwest music scene.

Phillip Burton: Bass/Vocals

Phillip has been playing bass for more than 25 years, and excels at all styles of music. He has shared the stage with national recording artists such as Spyro Gyra and Little Feat, and has toured across the U.S. and overseas. Phil's dynamic bass playing and vocal ability add great versatility to the Anita Rosamond Band.

Bwayne Smotherson: Drums/Vocals

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