Dick Cully Big Band
Swing, jazz, big band, Standards
Since 1982, the Dick Cully Big Band has received rave reviews and delighted audiences of all ages. Mr. Cully attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston and studied privately with former “Tonight Show” drummer Ed Shaughnessy. In 1984, he became an artist/endorser for the Slingerland Drum Company and was recognized as a “World Class Drummer” by the Pro-Mark corporation of Houston, Texas, the world's largest manufacturer of drumsticks.
He has performed with singer Toni Tennille, band leader Les Elgart, noted big band singer Connie Haines, pop star Bobby Rydell, TV personality Dennis James and comedians Foster Brooks and George Kirby. In 1989, the Dick Cully Big Band was chosen as “One of the best bands in the nation” by Down Beat magazine, the undisputed musical authority and has been featured numerous times on the Black Entertainment Network's “Jazz Discovery” television program.
Recently Mr. Cully has receive endorsements from Stingray percussion, Remo Percussion Products, Vic Firth Drumsticks, the National Drum Association and the International Buddy Rich Fan Club. He is also the author of “Secrets of the World's Greatest Drummer”, a in-depth analysis of Buddy Rich.
Band members have collectively performed with Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Harry Connick Jr., Woody Herman, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme and numerous other pop and jazz performers.