“Dale Head’s debut recording as a leader is a joy from start to finish. His enthusiastic and very musical vocals (along with occasional spots on trumpet) are joined by a top-notch big band swinging like Count Basie and Harry James. The singer revives and uplifts a variety of classics and a couple of obscurities, really getting into the lyrics while swinging up a storm. The result is a fun set of infectious music”.
Dale Head brings his high energy and smooth vocals singing jazz, blues and the Great American Songbook. With a natural command of the swing and big band genre, Dale sings, plays trumpet, and leads his talented group of players through a dynamic ride. His show features hits from Joe Williams to Sammy Davis, Jr., as well as Frank Sinatra and Harry James, along with some classic sounding originals and a new take on some old standards.
“Over the years, I acquired some great arrangements of jazz and swing tunes that I have loved performing. From my college days at American River College’s music program and Paul Ford’s adaptation of “My Favorite Things”, to Al Jarreau’s “Teach Me Tonight”, the dynamics of this record are sure to thrill. This album, which includes a high octane version of “It’s All Right With Me”, a classic from Cole Porter, as well as slow burning ballads like “Come Rain or Come Shine”, is collections of my favorite songs.Come join me for Swing, Straight Up.” Dale Head
Dale Head lived a remarkable diverse past as he transitioned into touring the world with his music. From a Sacramento City firefighter where he fought major fires and helped deliver six babies on scene, to flying an airplane over California wildfires, to leading a large big band orchestra, his energy, desire, drive, charisma, and talent captivates audiences wherever he performs.