Meet The Band...
Joe Bonasorte is a native of New Jersey and has played guitar extensively from a young age. Advancing from his high school jazz band through his 10 year stint playing with The Bronx Wanderers has sharpened his musical chops in numerous states and cities. Joe has a heavy edge and beautiful tone that marks all the music he plays on with his signature. Joe has toured extensively and brings a long line of Afro-Cuban through heavy rock and roll to The Soul Juice Band
Matthew Hughes began playing drums at the age of 7. He developed his style through playing in church and his high school marching and jazz band. After graduating, he began studying with the prestigious Bernie Dresel, while in the UNLV Jazz Studies Program. In March of 2016, he was afforded the opportunity to play for The Soul Juice Band. He is most inspired by musical styles involving Gospel, Funk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop and Neo-soul. He is most influenced by the drumming styles of Steve Gadd, David Garibaldi, Teddy Campbell, Calvin Rodgers, Terry Baker, George McCurdy, Calvin Napper, Chris Coleman and Mike Clemons. When he's not on the drums, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family.
Lance Aguirre has played trumpet professionally since 1979 with artists such as Prentice Minner, Jack Jones, The Four Tops, Al Martino, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Kristine Weiss, Legends in Concert Show, Toni Braxton Show, Toni Braxton and Michael McDonald at Lincoln Center, and Barry Manilow. Lance has subbed in many Las Vegas Strip shows and is featured on the CD "Flyby" by Doug Pryzbocki playing lead trumpet.
San Diego native Isaac Tubb has been working steadily in Las Vegas as a trumpet player, writer, arranger and producer for over a decade. After receiving his degree from San Diego State University in classical performance he moved to Las Vegas to play in the house band at the Bellagio. From there he has been fortunate enough to work with Las Vegas headliners Matt Goss and Human Nature. He has also recorded and written for the killers, Boys II Men and many others. He can currently been seen five nights a week at the Sands Showrrom in the Venetian hotel.
Mark McArthur is an in-demand instructor in classical Saxophone and was the founder of his own saxophone podcast dealing with saxophone performance. Mark has instructed numerous saxophone players in the city of Las Vegas and has made his foray into funk, soul and jazz in his sizzling solo work with The Soul Juice Band.
Born and raised near Cincinnati, Ohio, Justin began playing saxophone at 10 years old. He developed as a musician through various ensembles in high school band including concert band, jazz band, marching band, and percussion ensembles. Justin has earned a BA in Music from Kent State University and a Master’s in Music Composition & Theory from UNLV studying under Ukrainian composer Virko Baley. While at UNLV, he premiered many pieces of music he’s written, toured to France with the UNLV Wind Orchestra, can be heard on the UNLV Wind Orchestra’s album The Return, and has performed alongside famous jazz saxophonist Eric Marienthal. Justin is currently an instructional aide at Ed W. Clark HS where he primarily teaches saxophone, music theory, and assists with the marching and jazz bands.
Kevin Mullinax is a Vegas veteran and has played Trombone on numerous shows in the city and also been a lead trombone player for The Rocky Brown Band. Kevin is an energetic showman, who can also sing as well as dance like a pro!