"Born 02/10/38 played violin from age 7to15, took up the trombone at 16 played in local brass band,at the same time started. Playing Dixie land with local bands around my home town.
Moved on to big band music and school orchestras, but because of work commitments had to
stop playing for 12 yrs. Moved to the states in 1988 at the age of 50, took up playing again by becoming a founding member of the Solid Oak big band and later with the Dick Santi dance orchestra,from this Experience I decided to form my own band with the intention of playing more challenging and more modern music.
In this endeavor I was able to put together a 20 piece band about 8yrs ago from all the musicians I had come to know,unfortunately in the past year Ican no longer be involved with the band,but the band continues in the capable hands of the lead alto Katlhy Neri"
Al Fenton/founding father of the Al Fenton Big Band