S J Motown Six (Seven) Eight years after her retirement from Jackson High School, Pat Schwent has accomplished another milestone in her musical career. If you are on this web site, you have already heard of "Saxy Jazz" That group, headlined by Pat's saxophones and Pete Parysek's keyboard and vocals, performs smooth jazz, swing and classic rock as a duo, trio, and quartet. The "S J
Motown Six" is a six or seven piece band performing all the classic rock
(including Beatles) and "Motown" sounds. The popular Latin and
Cajun styles are also in our repertoire.
Pat is proud to welcome
Jackson Hometown Girl Julie (Henry) Lohmann to the stage. She blasts out those “Motown” melodies better than the original artists.
You will think you are hearing Tina, Aretha or Diana. Cape Central
Orchestra Director Steve Schafner adds his Guitar and Violin to the mix.
The trap drummer is Fredericktown Band Director Mark Ellison. Bassist
Sam Godwin adds the bottom foundation. For a really hot sound, we can
add Mark's son Matt Ellison on auxiliary percussion. Keyboard and vocal stylings of Pete Parysek and Pat Schwent’s
tenor, alto and soprano saxophones round out the “Motown Six”. This
group performs a wide selection of classic rock music from the 50's to
the 80's and is a great choice for reunions, weddings, and any celebration for the baby boomers.
Saxy Jazz Transitions The
"Saxy Jazz Transitions" is an eleven or twelve piece big band in the
tradition of "Chicago","Blood, Sweat & Tears", "The Fifth Dimension" and
the classic "Motown" sound. The band consists of the finest musicians between St. Louis and Memphis.
We take the Motown Six or Seven and add SEMO University Professor Dr. Mark Flugham
on trumpet and Jackson High School Band Directors Scott Vangilder, Tom Broussard, Paul Fliege
and Chris Crawford on trumpet, trombone, baritone saxophone and
auxiliary percussion. This “Big Band’ is also a great choice for reunions, weddings, and
baby boomer celebrations.