This Ain't Your Daddy's Big Band - it's a Big Band Rock Party!


Lead by the high-and-hard blowin' trumpet of Rex Merriweather, THIS AIN'T YOUR DADDY'S BIG BAND is Los Angeles' top musicians — a talented force drawn from the bands of Buddy Rich, Brian Setzer, Manhattan Transfer, Tower of Power, The Captain & Tennille, Rod Stewart and more.

And the reason this ain't your daddy's big band is because beyond the spicy Latin, the Hellzapoppin' standards and the maxed-out contemporary favorites, this rockin' jazz band kicks out wicked takes of TV and Film hits, sets on fire charts made famous by Maynard Ferguson, Chuck Mangione, and Tower of Power, and comes out swingin' hard behind the show and vocal chops of artists like Christine Chaulsett, Matt Phairas, Ned Rifkin, and Bill A. Jones (Rod Remington on TV's "Glee"!).

If you're wondering where the party at?, look no further than THIS AIN'T YOUR DADDY'S BIG BAND — 'cause you just found the biggest band-tastic rockin-est party-zilla in the hemisphere and you're invited!


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Green Hornet TV Theme
Get It On
River Stay 'Way From My Door


Joey Heatherton Joey Heatherton
(actress, dancer, and singer) with Rex Merriweather.
Alan Paul
(Manhatten Transfer)
with guitarist Jerry Scott
behind the scenes of
Rex's TV pilot.
Allen Paul with Jerry Scott
Thom Beers with Jerry Scott and Slammin' Sammy K Thom Beers
(TV producer extraordinaire and ubiquitous voice actor)
with guitarist Jerry Scott and drummer Slammin' Sammy K.
James Gandolfini
(Tony Soprano from
"The Sopranos")
with drummer
Slammin' Sammy K.
James Gandolfini with Sammy K
Troy Lucketta with Slammin' Sammy K Troy Luccketta
(drummer for the metal band Tesla)
with drummer Slammin' Sammy K.
Tony Dow
(Wally Cleaver from
"Leave It To Beaver")
with guitarist Jerry Scott
and drummer
Slammin' Sammy K.
Tony Dow with Jerry Scott and Slammin' Sammy K



2 sets every Wed 730 pm

Viva Cantina
900 Riverside Dr.
Burbank, CA 91506
☎ 818.845.2425
no cover, free parking
add'l parking at Pickwick


Rex Merriweather trp · flug · tbn


Dan Heffernan a.sax · s.sax · fl
Jeff Gucciardo a.sax · fl
Steve Mann a.sax · t.sax · clar · fl
Andy Najera t.sax
Rial Gallagher bari · b.clar · fl


Evan Mackey tbn
Carlos Luna tbn
Chikasa Morita / Jeanne Carr tbn
Matt Fleming b.tbn


Rob Sack trp · flug
Bill Barret trp
David Sack trp
Kendall Wallace trp · flug


Jerry Scott gtr
Marco Monahan keys
Rick Guetschow bass
Slammin' Sammy K drums · perc
Al Person perc · drums


Christine Chaulsett
Don Lucas
Bill A. Jones

Thanks to Fred Gruchalla, Peter Helm, and all of our wonderful friends for the photos of the band. Copyright © MMXIII Rex Merriweather