The spring 2012 tour is Doc's first outing with his Big Band in five years, and the two nights at the Dakota his only stop at a small venue. The stage was expanded for the night, and the brass section filled primarily with local talents (trumpeters Adam Rossmiller and Zack Lozier, trombonists Michael Nelson and Scott Agster); Mary Louise Knutson was particularly highlighted on piano. She's signed on for the rest of the tour, while Dave Graf will fill in for Nelson in the coming week.
Saxophonist Ernie Watts is also a highlight of this tour, and at 67, the only other band member who appears eligible for an AARP card. But somehow I think it might be Doc Severinsen who is injecting eternal youth into this outfit!