Monsoon has been a favorite at the KIFM Jazz Festival, Moonlight Amphitheater Concerts, The La Jolla Festival of the Årts, South Park Jazz Festival, and the Terminal Jazz Series at San Diego International Airport.


Dave Scott - Trombone/Vocals

 

As trombonist and vocalist,  Dave Scott started Monsoon as a palette for the guys in the band.  His original compositions and those by Bill Shreeve allow for a beautiful blend of funk, jazz and latin colors.

 

Dave Scott - Monsoon Jazz

 

Bill Shreeve - Saxes

After studying music at San Diego City College and San Diego State University, Bill Shreeve has led his own bands throughout Southern California.  An accomplished Saxophonist, Bill plays a variety of woodwinds, and has performed with the Coasters, Drifters and Temptations.  His own variety Bands, Aire Play, Windsurfers, and Summerwind, are perennial favorites with corporate crowds.

Mark Hunter - Bass


The latest addition to Monsoon is Mark Hunter.   One of the truly gifted funk bass players around, Mark’s ultra-hip grooves have graced more than a dozen albums put out by legendary smooth jazz group “Fattburger”.

 

Kevin Koch - Drums

Drummer Kevin Koch got his musical start in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.  Best known as one of the founding members of San Diego's premier Jazz Fusion group "Fattburger", Kevin has played with the likes of Herbie Mann and Dave Valentine. 

Irving Flores - Piano

Irving Flores is an accomplished pianist, composer, arranger and music producer.   Born in Veracruz, Mexico, Flores began his music studies at age 6.   His father, Irving Flores Sr., was with the famed Orchestra Tampico, and it was from him, that young Irving began to learn saxophone and arranging.  On one occasion, the Orchestra was surprised to discover that one of their arrangements was actually the work of the younger Irving Flores.   While a teenager, Irving moved to Mexico City, switched to piano, developing as a composer and arranger.  

A product of the University of Tampico and the National Music Conservatory of Mexico City, Flores was tapped as pianist and musical director for Latin American stars Armando Manzanero, Luis Demetrio, and Paullina Rubio.

Recently, his arrangements include an arrangement for strings for Latin pop star Luis Miguel, a "Tribute to Sinatra" performed by the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, and orchestral charts for Dave Scott's compositions performed with the Tifereth Orchestra.