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Mica Bethea Big Band

Mica Bethea was raised in and around the Daytona Beach area and started studying the saxophone and piano at the age of 12. Realizing his passion for music, he decided to continue his education and go to the University of North Florida and study with Bunky Green and Dr. Bill Prince. In April of 2012, he graduated with a degree in Jazz Studies with an emphasis on composition and arranging. Most recently he was voted the 2012 undergraduate college winner for arranging by Downbeat magazine. Currently he is writing freelance music in his spare time. In 2011, his big band album, Mica Bethea Big Band, was released with rave reviews. Most notably from saxophonist/composer Bob Mintzer of the Yellowjackets. His big band is comprised of the top musicians from the Jacksonville area.
Arranger/Band Leader:Mica Bethea
Vocals: Linda Cole
Trumpet:
Dave Champagne, Jay Forman, Alphonso Horne, Alex Nguyen, Ray Callender
Trombone:
Ryan Bricknell, Corey Wilcox, Lance Reed, Stephen Justice, Chris Creswell
Saxophone:
Juan Rollan, John Ricci, Mike Emmert, Daniel Dickinson, Mercedes Beckman
Rhythm:
Piano: Josh Bowlus
Guitar: Taylor Roberts & Bert Mingea
Bass: Ricki Ravelo & Stan Piper
Drums: John Lumpkin
Percussion/Vibes: Mike Evans