Meet the Musicians of... Shades of Blue

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Meet the Shades of Blue Sax Section...

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[ Steve Scheinberg ]     [ Randy Loiland ]     [ Bill Yakaitis ]     [ Jim Crum ]     [ Mark Steindler ]

Click on a musician above to learn more about that member of the Shades of Blue sax section. 


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Steve Scheinberg     

Name:  

Steve Scheinberg  (Alto, Clarinet, Flute)

Education: 

 B.S. Towson State University

Occupation: 

 Long-time computer geek

Favorite Music Era:  

 Swing, Bebop, Post-Bop

Favorite Artist:  

 Eric Alexander, Stanley Turrentine, Benny Golson, Tubby Hayes, Scott Hamilton, Richie Cole, Charlie Mariano, Sonny Criss, and all those I left off the list!

Favorite Big Band:  

 Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, and Shades of Blue!

Favorite Song:  

 Moonlight Serenade

Other Music Experience/Groups:  

 Former opera singer - Baltimore Opera, Peabody Opera Theater, Baltimore Choral Arts. Have soloed at Carnegie Hall. Soloed with Peter Schickele (PDQ Bach). Recorded choral music with Dave Brubeck and his quartet. Sax/clarinet with Hotel Paradise Roof Garden Orchestra. Sax sub and freelance with many groups in Baltimore/DC area.

Biggest Musical Influences:  

 Various voice and sax teachers, particularly Fred Petrich (voice) and Chris Vadala (saxes). What you learn as a singer helps your instrumental playing, and vice versa.

Joined Shades of Blue:  

 2001, initially as first-call sax sub, then took lead alto chair about 2011.

Favorite Sound:  

 Screamin' lead trumpet, solid bass trombone, 5-part sax section harmony

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Randy Loiland     

Name:  

Randy Loiland  (Alto, Clarinet)

Education: 

BSME, University of North Dakota, MEIE, Texas A & M

Occupation: 

Engineer (retired)

Favorite Music Era:  

All

Favorite Artist:  

Maynard Ferguson, Joe Farrell, Wayne Shorter

Favorite Big Band:  

Maynard Ferguson

Favorite Song:  

Birdland

Other Music Experience/Groups:  

Chuck Baker Orchestra, Maryland Polka Express, Blues in the Night Orchestra

Biggest Musical Influences:  

Joined Shades of Blue:  

2022 (long-time sub)

Favorite Sound:  

A great solo on any instrument

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Bill Yakaitis 

Name:  

Bill Yakaitis  (Tenor, Clarinet, Flute)

Education: 

M.A. Music Education

Occupation: 

Music Teacher (retired)

Favorite Music Era:  

Big Band

Favorite Artist:  

Del Pusher

Favorite Big Band:  

Count Basie

Favorite Song:  

Moonlight In Vermont

Other Music Experience/Groups:  

Mello Men, Crabtowne Big Band, The Y's, other local combos

Biggest Musical Influences:  

Rinaldo Massimino

Joined Shades of Blue:  

2001

Favorite Sound:  

Children's laughter

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Jim Crum

Name:  

Jim Crum  (Tenor, Clarinet, Flute)

Education: 

B.S. Fire Science

Occupation: 

Firefighter

Favorite Music Era:  

80's Smooth Jazz

Favorite Artist:  

Charlie Parker

Favorite Big Band:  

The Tonight Show Band

Favorite Song:  

Stardust

Other Music Experience/Groups:  

Tri-State US Music Ambassadors (High School), Reistersown Jazz Ensemble

Biggest Musical Influences:  

Brad Collins (HS music teacher)

Joined Shades of Blue:  

2016

Favorite Sound:  

A perfectly balanced sax soli segment

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Mark Steindler 

Name:  

Mark Steindler  (Baritone)

Education: 

A.A.+

Occupation: 

Police Officer

Favorite Music Era:  

Little of everything

Favorite Artist:  

Gerry Mulligan

Favorite Big Band:  

Count Basie

Favorite Song:  

April In Paris

Other Music Experience/Groups:  

The Heat - Baltimore Co. Police Dept. Band, 229th Army Band

Biggest Musical Influences:  

Glenn Miller et al

Joined Shades of Blue:  

1979

Favorite Sound:  

Bari sax

 


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