Steve Creech Sextet

Location: R.A. Fountain

From our promo for this concert:

The Steve Creech Sextet’s Saturday night concert features vocalist Pat Tutino and keyboard sensation Jimmy Aycock performing classic jazz, show tunes, and popular ballads. Creech, the Greenville guitarist, is one of the area’s leading promoters of jazz and live music. He has several different bands that he brings to Fountain, “and he’s always surrounded by excellent musicians,” said Albright.

Aycock, of Fremont, has been honored as a “Carolina Icon” and is the feature of an upcoming PBS documentary. A career educator in and around his hometown, he has proved himself a Fountain favorite in shows with Creech and also as a solo act.

“Pat Tutino,” Aycock says, “may be the best singer of the old standards that I’ve performed with.” She is originallly from Pennsylvania and performed extensivelly there with jazz combos before moving to Virginia and then eastern NC. She was soloist for the Emerald City Big Band for several years and currently is featured soloist at the First Presbyterian Church of Greenville.

Prior to playing jazz in bands as a student at UNC-CH, Les Sutorious was selected to the National All Star band from his native New York City. He lives at Cypress Landing, near Chocowinity, and remains active with several bands throughout the region.

Bassist Keith Dobbins is a native of Roanoke Rapids who lives in Rocky Mount. While a student at ECU, he performed with the big band the Collegians.

Drummer Larry Sigler lives in Greenville, from where he travels the state drumming and singing in beach music bands. “But he loves the old standards, too,” said Creech, “and he’s a lot of fun to play with.”

Tags: Concert, jazz, piano, popular, show tunes