Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 3:00 pm
Join us for a magical afternoon that pays tribute to the most incredible female vocalist of the 20th century, Linda Ronstadt and her friends, the Eagles.
All seats reserved. Tickets are $20 for first 8 Center Rows, or $15 General Admission. Children and Full-time students are Free. Members receive a discount from 10-25%.
Meet The Band
Band Members Bios - in photo left to right
Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Bill Babin began playing drums in the early sixties. Strongly influenced by The Beatles and the rest of the British Invasion, he soon found himself in a ‘garage band’ known as THE RUBBER MEMORY. The Rubber Memory committed to recording an album of original music which they released in August 1970. The original vinyl record is a much sought-after item among record collectors. In 1974, Bill moved to Tucson for graduate school and left drumming behind. He moved to Phoenix in 1980 and spent the next 20 years raising two boys and doing very little drumming. He then discovered jam sessions and started playing again. Under the expert guidance of local pro drummer, Dom Moio, Bill continues to focus his passionate desire as a drummer into highly-skilled expression.
Mike Edwards is the bass player for The Big Zephyr and helps with back-up and a few lead vocals. Although he started out playing 6 string guitar on classics like “Gloria”, “Wild Thing” and “Born to be Wild”, he was soon recruited to switch to bass. After a short semester as a music major at Mesa Community, Mike and three buddies formed the band “Geofree” and evolved into a top- notch night club band with a strong local following. After playing at all the local venues, they were ready to venture out on the road and two and a half years of steady touring the college circuit allowed Mike to hone his chops on just about every top 40 song that rock and roll radio played. Mike has played in several local bands since those “road” days and kept pace with whatever people want to hear when they go to dance and listen to music.
Russ Edwards began playing at the ripe old age of 5. Beginning on drums at the direction of his father who played in a local country western band in El Paso Texas. Moved to California at 7 and picked up the guitar from a friend who showed him the basics and formed a band playing bass guitar. At 12 moved to Arizona and formed a band playing guitar and keyboards. During high school he played folk music with another classmate before gravitating back to rock & roll. His high school choir director coerced him into singing in the high school concert choir for 4 years. These years helped hone his vocal abilities. He has been touring and playing in bands ever since.
Jaime Lee Frank grew up in rural Minnesota listening to female country greats such as Patsy Cline, Linda Ronstadt, Trisha Yearwood and Reba McEntire. Her first taste of the stage was at just 7 years only, and since then it has become her favorite place to be. She has a double BA in Music Education and Elementary Education and is a Choir teacher in the valley. Jaime Lee enjoys teaching and loves her students, but she says her “true passion is performing in front of the crowd”. Jaime Lee started dipping her feet into the Arizona music scene as one half of the ‘Desert Gold Duo’ that performed as the house band at the Horny Toad in Cave Creek, Arizona. With her voice being compared to the likeness of Martina McBride and Carrie Underwood, paired with her sweet but sassy attitude, Jaime Lee is bound to wow a crowd wherever she performs.
Russ Noble discovered his grandma’s piano at age eight and then took lessons for many years. Throughout high school, he continued his musical studies and participated in marching band as well as all-state programs. He started college as a music major and joined a rock band instead, and his rock and roll career had begun. Eventually, he earned a Business Degree from San Diego State University. In the 80’s , Russ played with several bands and eventually found his way into musical theater where he has done extensive work directing and arranging music for local theaters. His talent and scope as a piano player are vast from pop, rock, country, Broadway, and classical styles.
Born in the hot desert sun, Jesse Zimmerman developed an interest in audio at a young age with a milk crate of old microphones purchased for $5. He studied Audio Production Technologies at Mesa Community College were he now educates students on beginning and advanced recording topics. Jesse began working with the Big Zephyr in 2013 and has been their audio engineer ever since!