Medicine Ball Music represents one of the most exciting and eclectic ensembles performing in the Bay Area with all star entertainers from all over the world assembled by founder and bandleader David Sturdevant. Known for his unique pairings of award winning multi-instrumentalists and first class vocalists, David personally arranges the band for every show for a truly unique experience. Rooted in fun and danceable Americana, Medicine Ball delivers a wide array of universally appealing music from Classic Rock n' Roll, Italian, Jazz, R&B and much more.
The Medicine Ball is modular and can change to accommodate the venue, event and style of music you're interested in allowing for a seamless transition from big stages, like the Guadalupe River Park & Gardens in San Jose to the more intimate, cool evening seaside restaurants, cafes and clubs of Sausalito. You can find the Medicine Ball in Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco and Mill Valley at popular destinations such as the Taste of Rome and the Seahorse, the Presidio Yacht Club and their popular dinner shows at the Sausalito Cruising Club are often sold to capacity. Never one to get comfortable, eager to mix and match on the fly, David changes the lineup as often as the band crosses Bay Area bridges – one night it's the Medicine Ball duo "Stafford & Sturdevant" in Mill Valley, then the blazing saxes of Ylonda Nickell and Richard Howell with long time pal, trombonist and vocalist John Hunt. The next night the Medicine Ball trio "Trio Davide" performs authentic Italian music for a Napa Valley winery. For the 2012 Sausalito Jazz & Blues by the Bay festival David assembled Blues Hall of Fame drummer/vocalist Larry Vann, Oakland's own Terrie Odabi and Grammy-Award winning violinist Mads Tolling for their trademarked blend of good times and great music.
Make your next event and occasion with Medicine Ball Music.
David Sturdevant (Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica),
John Hunt (Vocals, Trombone),
Ylonda Nickell (Saxophone),
Janice Maxie-Reid (Vocals, Keyboards),
Mads Tolling (Violin),
Larry Vann (Drums/Vocals),
Terrie Odabi (Vocals),
Valeriana Quevedo (Vocals),
Mindi Hadan (Vocals),
Richard Howell (Saxophone),
Nancy Wright (Saxophone),
John Stafford (Vocals, Clarinet, Sax),
David Miotke (Vocals, Piano, Accordion)