Gomes of Big Noise was hired by jazz artist and big band
leader John Daversa to oversee his entire
strategic and publicity team that successfully scored him
three Grammy Award Nominations for his CD 'Kaleidoscope
Eyes: Music of The Beatles' for Best Large Jazz Ensemble
Album, Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella ('Lucy
In the Sky with Diamonds'), and Best Arrangement, Instruments
and Vocals (John Daversa featuring Renee Olstead - 'Do You Want to
Know A Secret').
John called Al after the
nominations were announced and said, 'Can I tell you what
a blessing it was to have you come into my life at this
particular moment. I'm so grateful to you! We're just getting
started. You know what this means - the nominations - it
means an artist continues to have another gig. I know this
was a professional thing between us, but I could feel it
went to another place. I could feel the emotional part of
it for you...and that you really cared.'
John Daversa is a versatile and internationally respected performer
(Trumpet/EVI), composer, arranger, producer, bandleader, educator, Schilke
and BFM Jazz recording artist. Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Daversa
currently resides in Miami, FL where he is the Chair of Studio Music and
Jazz at University of Miami, Frost School of Music.
The Daversa Progressive
Big Band's most recent project, 'Kaleidoscope Eyes:
Music of The Beatles,' explores the vast catalog of The
Beatles through Daversa's imaginative, genre-fusing arrangements.
It highlights a cast of 60 brilliant musicians from big
band to jazz choir and strings, as well as featured renowned
vocalists Renee Olstead and Katisse.
The project was also awarded
seven Global Music Awards, and has received high praise
in the press.
'It's bright with all the joy and possibility
of the Beatles' best music and exemplifies the expansive,
utterly successful reach of Daversa's undertaking.'
- Matt R Lohr, JazzTimes
'Daversa's fearless exploration...takes
him off the beaten path, as he creates bold and ballsy big
band music for the modern epoch.' - AllAboutJazz.com
'This is art. This is what music
should be. No re-creation. No mimicking. Just honesty. Fearless
honesty.' - Terence Blanchard