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Corner Pocket

Corner Pocket - Dallas TX jazz band

Music: Jazz

Location: Dallas

Corner Pocket, consisting of 7 talented and experienced musicians, has a distict sound and style all their own.  Backed by a star-studded rhythm section featuring the legendary Bassist Lynn Seaton, Corner Pocket’s hard swinging rhythm is enough to get anyone out of their seats and on to the dance floor.

With a repertoire ranging from traditional Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole styles, to the modern Latin rhythms of today, Corner Pocket’s music can fit all occasions from a casual dinning listening audience to a high energy dance atmosphere.

The band’s creator and leader, Ryan McCullough (Saxophones/Clarinet), is a graduate from the University of North Texas with a degree in Business/Marketing. He has performed domestically as well as internationally sinking his R&B roots into the saxophone by performing with W.C. Handy Award Winning blues guitarist Anson Funderburgh, Blue Loon Recording artists the Solid Senders, various UNT Lab Bands and currently performs with his own Trio.

One of the many strengths of Corner Pocket is the hard swinging rhythm section lead by Bassist Lynn Seaton. Through Lynn’s career, he has performed with Woody Herman, the Grammy Award Winning Count Basie Band, and extensive tours with Tony Bennet and George Shearing just to name a few.

Joining Lynn in the rhythm section is Dallas’ own Andrew Griffith (Drums) and Clark Erickson (Piano/Hammond B-3 Organ). Andrew currently holds a degree in Jazz Studies from UNT and has performed with such greats as Wynton Marsalis, Red Holloway and Joey DeFrancesco. Clark has performed with many groups throughout his career and has been a featured pianist for such artists as Maynard Ferguson and Diane Schuur.

Accompanying the band with her smooth and expressive style is Lead Female Vocalist Kyla McIntyre. Originally from Raleigh North Carolina, Kyla is currently pursuing a degree in Vocal Jazz Performance at the University of North Texas, and is quickly becoming known for her unique sound and style.

Finishing up the personnel of Corner Pocket is Volker Ruckgaber (Trombone). Originally from Germany, Volker moved to the United States to pursue a career in jazz performance. He has since graduated from UNT with a degree in Jazz Studies and currently maintains an aggressive teaching and performance schedule.

 

 

Music Samples

I Love Being Here With You

 

Steppin' Out With My Baby

 

Route 66

 

Dream a Little Dream of Me

 

Peel Me A Grape

 

Nature Boy

 

 

Partial Song List

SWING/JAZZ

All Of Me
All the Things You Are
Alone Together
Alright, OK, You Win
Back At the Chicken Shack
Beautiful Love
Blue Train
Blues For Sam Nassi
But Not For Me
Bye, Bye, Blackbird
C Jam Blues
Centerpiece
Charade
Corner Pocket
Days of Wine and Roses
East of the Sun
Everyday I Have the Blues
Fever
Fly Me to the Moon
Frim Fram Sauce
Groove Merchant
Hallelujah, I Love Him So
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Honeysuckle Rose
How Deep Is the Ocean?
I Am Beginning to See the Light
I Love Being Here With You
I Remember You
I Thought About You
If I Should Lose You
It Had To Be You
Just Friends
Just In Time
Lester Leaps In
Let Up
Lets Fall In Love
Like Someone In Love
Love
Makin' Whoopie
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Mo' Better Blues
My Blues House
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Peel Me A Grape
Route 66
Softly As A Morning Sunrise
Someday My Prince Will Come
Soon
Steppin' Out With My Baby
Straighten Up and Fly Right
The Way You Look Tonight
There Is No Greater Love
Things Ain't What They Used to Be
Watermelon Man
What A Little Moonlight Can Do
What Is This Thing Called Love?
You Would Be So Nice to Come Home To

LATIN

All Or Nothing At All
Aqua De Beber
Autumn Leaves
Blue Bossa
Corcovado
Desafinado
Do Nothing 'Till You Hear From Me
Felicidade
Girl From Ipanema
Insensatez
It's Only A Paper Moon
Jazz n Samba
Nature Boy
Night and Day
Old Devil Moon
Once I Loved
Summertime
The Nearness Of You
Triste
Wave

BALLADS

All the Way
At Last
Cry Me A River
Don't Explain
Dream A Little Dream of Me
Embraceable You
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
God Bless the Child
Good Morning Heartache
In A Sentimental Mood
Just Your Fool
La Vie En Rose
Misty
My Funny Valentine
Return to Bedlam
Round Midnight
Save Your Love For Me
Solitude
Stars Fell On Alabama
Teach Me Tonight
What A Difference A Day Makes
What A Wonderful World
What's New
When I Fall In Love
You Don't Know What Love Is