Mario Palumbo-Guitar (Leader). Born and raised in Italy, Mario brings musical arrangements rich in the flavor of the Mediterranean culture: “From a very young age, one of my dreams has been to play jazz. In 1981, while performing onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines, for a short time, I was very fortunate to have Rich Franks as a drummer in my band. You are bound to be inspired from a musician who has shared the stage with such notable figures as Jaco Pastorius, John Patitucci, and Herbie Hancock! Mario has been performing around the Baltimore/Washington area for decades, including years at Sullivan's Steakhouse in Baltimore Inner Harbor, at the Sheraton in Towson, MD. and currently at Facci Wine Bar.
Ed Hrybyk-Upright bass. Ed graduated from Baltimore School for the Arts in 2006 where he studied classical bass with Laura Ruas. He graduated from the University of the Arts in 2010 with an undergraduate degree in jazz bass performance. Ed was active in the Philadelphia music scene, performing with jazz notables such as, John Swana, Tony Micelli, and Sid Simmons. As an undergraduate Ed played in and arranged for a variety of ensembles– among them an original group under the direction of Trudy Pitts, an Electric Miles Davis band, the Soul Ensemble, and the university big band the UArts Z Band. Under the tutelage of Craig Thomas and Steve Beskrone, Ed received the Jymie Merritt Bass Award.
Ed also performs with esteemed musicians such as, Tedd Baker, Victor Provost, JS Williams, Lena Seikaly, Elijah Jamal Balbed, Seth Kibel, and Geoffrey Reecer.
Byung Kang-Drums. Byung was born in South Korea. He is a jazz percussionist and an in demand drummer session player in the Mid Atlantic region. Byung began his musical career playing the trumpet at age 13. He moved to the United States in 2002 and studied percussion.
He has performed with artist such as Gary Thomas, Michael Formanek, Paul Bollenback, Alex Norris, and Joe Burgstaller. He received his Bachelors and Artist Diploma from the Peabody Conservatory. When not performing or on the road he maintains a busy teaching schedule in Baltimore and Washington, DC.
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SOME OF THE TUNES WE PLAY...
Affirmation-Hip Bop All Blues Jazz Waltz MP3 All the Things You Are-Ballad
A Night in Tunisia-Latin-Swing
Back in Black-Anti Funk
Black Dog-Anti Funk
Black Orpheus-Reggae Blue Bossa-Latin VIDEO Blue Monk-Latin/Funk
Body and Soul-Ballad
Breezing-Funk Chameleon-Funk MP3 Chega De Saudade-Samba
Clocks-Rhumba Come Together-Antifunk MP3 Days Of Wine and Roses-Swing
Don't Get Around Much Anymore-Swing
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me-Swing
Fly Me to the Moon-Swing
Green Dolphin Street-Latin/Swing Hipping the Hop-Funk
How Insensitive-Bossa Nova Kashmir-Antifunk
Hipping the Hop-Tribute to George Benson
How Hi the Moon
I'll Remember April-Latin/Swing
I Can't Help It-Funk
In Your Own Sweet Way I Should Care-Swing-Swing VIDEO I Want You-Blues
I Wish-Funk Isn't She Lovely-VIDEO-Aaron Goldberg arrangement
Light My Fire-Jazz Waltz
Just the Two of Us-Funk
Last Dance-Tribute to Chuck Mangione
Light My Fire Medley-Jazz waltz
Look to the Sky-Bossa Nova Lullaby Of Birdland-Bossa Nova MP3 Mas Que Nada-Samba Meditation-Bossa
Moodys Mood for Love-Slow Funk
Moonlight In Vermort-Ballad
My Foolish Heart-Jazz Ballad
My Funny Valentine-Jazz Ballad
My One and Only Love-Ballad My Romance-Jazz Ballad
Never Can Say Good Bye-Latin
Night and Day Latin-Swing
Norwegian Woods-Jazz Waltz
No Woman No Cry-Reggae
Poinciana-K. Jarret tribute
Smoke On the Water-Jazz Waltz
Solitude-Tribute to Duke Ellington
So What-Funk/Swing Softly As a Morning Sunrise-Latin/Swing MP3 Somewhere Over the Rainbow-Swing
Someday My Prince Will Come-Jazz Waltz
Sophisticated Lady-Jazz Ballad
Smoke On the Water-Jazz Walts
Spain-Latin Stella by Starlight-Swing
Summer Samba-Funk Summertime-Hip Pop Take Five
Teach me Tonight
That's What I Like-Funk
There Will Never Be Another You-Swing
Well You Needn't-Swing
West Coast Blues-Jazz Waltz
We're In This Love Together-Tribute to Al Jarreau
What Is This Thing Called Love-Swing What's Going On-R&B
When I Fall In Love-Ballad
When Sunny Gets Blue-Ballad
You Are the Sunshine of My Life-Bossa
BnaturalJazz is available with the following formations (instrumentals only):
1/30/16 Private residence in Annapolis, MD-Speakeasy Birthday Party
"What a hit! We hired Mario for our 50th Birthday Party- Speakeasy Style at our home and could not have been more thrilled. Everyone loved Bnatural - their music made our night so extra special. Mario was wonderful to work with and I will definitely book them for our next event." Deb and John
1/27/15 Sheraton Hotel in Towson-JAZZ TUESDAY WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT
"You guys are excellent! Love the music. Thank you." Adam N.-General Manager of the Sheraton Hotel in Towson
12/19/14 John Hopkins-HOLIDAY PARTY
"We booked BNatural Jazz for our corporate holiday party and they were wonderful! They were very professional, incredibly talented, and very accommodating." Alex R.
8/31/14 Newton White Mansion-WEDDING RECEPTION
"I hired Bnatural Jazz to play during my cocktail hour, unfortunately my event was outside and it rained so the set ended early. However, Mario tried his best to accommodate me and offered to set up indoors. The band did a great job. Mario was very responsive and it was great to work with him." Teneshia E.