The Cousins Jazz Band are a jazz band formed in Myrtle Beach in 2018. They perform classic jazz repertoire from the Great American Songbook and instrumental jazz classics from artists including: Dexter Gordon, Wayne Shorter, Thelonious Monk, and Miles Davis to name a few. In addition, they also perform an array of more contemporary jazz, R&B, soul, and classic pop. The strength of the band lies in their breadth of repertoire.
Thanks to Winyah Auditorium for making this performance possible.
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The Cousins, are a jazz band formed in Myrtle Beach in 2018- they perform classic jazz repertoire from the Great American Songbook and instrumental jazz classics from artists including: Dexter Gordon, Wayne Shorter, Thelonious Monk, and Miles Davis to name a few. In addition to this- they also perform an array of more contemporary jazz, R&B, soul, and classic pop. The strength of the band lies in their breadth of repertoire-performing everything from Sam Cooke to Nat King Cole to The Jazz Crusaders. Their skills, education, passion, drive, and love for music is executed with precision as they thrive to present a quality show.
Tamir Mubarak is an ultra-instrumentalist from Conway, South Carolina playing the flute, clarinet, all saxophones, and has a voice so crisp and dynamic that the angles will dance. He has toured Okinawa, Japan, and the Philippines and has a diverse educational background in music.
William Gerald, Jazz Pianist, a native of South Carolina has his jazz influences from years of gospel musicianship. The Great American Songbook, in addition to his years as a gospel pianist-provide the backdrop for his musical inspiration . When you hear him on those keys, your heart will skip a beat or two. William possesses a virtuosic left hand, playing a unique style of keyboard virtually eliminating the need for a traditional bassist in the group.
Raymond D’Argenio, Jazz Drummer, is a native of The Bronx in New York City. He’s played the drums since the age of 13- aside from performing in numerous groups throughout his time as a musician-he also formed his own jazz band that played in the New York Metropolitan area. Since moving to South Carolina in 2002, Raymond has continued to use his love for music as a catalyst to help connect and inspire people.
Jazz guitarist Justin Sanford has been playing guitar for sixteen years and performing live in a variety of genres since 2008. In 2012, he decided to focus on jazz guitar-prior to the Cousins Justin performed with the Paula Cross jazz ensemble. His breathtaking showmanship and engagement with the music adds character to The Cousins which you can see and feel when he performs. Justin inspires people to take up hobbies or activities such as music or the arts to help enrich their lives despite the ever-increasing usage and presence of digital devices in our lifestyle.
There is nothing like the experience you will have listening to the live music of The Cousins. Come along on their journey and you will leave feeling like FAMILY!