Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns

Free show at Judy Bayley Theatre, April 1st at 1PM

Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns has a free show at UNLV on April 1st, at 1PM in the
Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV for those who can’t normally see our late-night shows. This will be free to the public and is the only show that is open to all ages, so bring the kids to this family friendly event. This show is the result of fan requests who want to see our show and we are pleased to provide a venue to make this happen. For more information, please call the Performing Arts Box Office at 702-895-3011. Or email


Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns update for September 10th, 2016.

We know you miss our weekly healing, and believe us, we miss it too! We have a couple up things to let you know about.

A Very Special Performance.

We are proud to participate with the American Federation of Musicians Local 369 Benefit Performance celebrating it’s 85th Anniversary on October 9, 2016 at Opportunity Village. All proceeds will go to Opportunity Village. This gala event will include a 35 piece orchestra, the Walt Boenig Big Band, the Dave Perrico Pop Strings, the Lon Bronson All-Star Band and Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns.

As you enter Opportunity Village for the event and stroll through the Magical Forest, you will find and hear several smaller ensembles throughout the forest.

This great event will start at 5:30 on Sunday October 9, 2016 for cocktails and music in the Magical Forest and the main concert will begin around 6:30. 

For tickets for the general public visit:  

Our Weekly Healing

We hear you and we want to get back to playing every week so we are discussing a few options. It’s important that we find the right situation for us and for you. Please stand by, as soon as we have something lined up, we will post it on our website and Facebook page. There’s nothing lined up yet, but we are working on it.

Website Glitch

Somehow, our website sent out an old post from 2011 and we have no idea how or why. If you received it, sorry about the old information. We know it was a little confusing for you and it certainly was for us as well.

Accept No Imitations

Finally, there was a YouTube scam going around offering live video of new shows by Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns at the SouthPoint for a membership fee. This was a scam and we had nothing to do with it, we issued a complaint to YouTube and it was taken down. We will always post details about our shows on our website and FaceBook page.


Brandon Fields sits in with the Fat City Horns are thrilled to have saxophonist, Brandon Fields sit in with us and you can catch him tomorrow at the Palms. Brandon has been an inspiration to our horn section as well as a leader in his field. Take a look at his bio from his website. It’s great to have him play with us.

Born in Indiana and raised by music loving parents in Santa Ana, California, Brandon started playing the piano at age five, violin at eight and was enamored with the alto saxophone by ten. He began working as a freelance musician while still a teenager, and moved to the Los Angeles area in 1982 to embrace the inspiring local club and studio scene.

Brandon’s debut recording The Other Side Of The Story came out in 1986 demonstrating what would become the common thread connecting his original recordings, a multifaceted take on songwriting and a high level of interaction with his talented bandmates. Three additional concept albums followed, including A Coffehouse Christmas, Higher Ground (the music of Stevie Wonder), and most recently Fields and Strings, a beautiful collection of standards released in late 1999 on Paras Records.

As a sideman, his recording credits reflect his eclectic influences, including Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Nancy Wilson, Jewel, B.B. King, Everclear, Bonnie Raitt, Babyface, Toto, Luther Vandross, Luis Miguel, Al Jarreau, Robben Ford, Bobby Caldwell, Los Lobotomys, The Rippingtons, Nancy Sinatra, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, The Temptations, Buzz Feiten, Michael McDonald, Randy Newman, Neil Diamond, Kenny Rogers, David Garfield, Lionel Richie, Queen Latifah, Rob Thomas, Engelbert Humperdink, Harry Connick Jr., O.D.B, and Dave Weckl. Brandon has also been a featured player on several movie soundtracks, including Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Class Action, Bull Durham, 2 Days in The Valley, The Preacher’s Wife, Waiting to Exhale and Dreamgirls.

He received a 2002 Album of the Year Latin Grammy for Alejandro Sanz Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte and performed on Ray Charles’ 2005 Grammy slamming Genius Loves Company.

As a clinician for Selmer Saxophones and Rico Reeds, Brandon has taught at some of the premier music camps and schools around the world. He has toured with several prominent performers including George Benson (1985-86), Kenny Loggins (1987), The Rippingtons (1987-89), Tower of Power (early 1990’s), Earth Wind and Fire (1995), and the Dave Weckl Band (1998-2002). Since June 2006 he has been performing with Barry Manilow for the legendary star’s house gig at the Las Vegas Hilton.

When he’s home in Los Angeles, Brandon continues to write and record, honing his skills on a variety of auxilliary instruments (flutes, keyboards, and percussion), and to play at his favorite L.A. area clubs in both acoustic and electric settings, performing original material and arrangements of current faves, combining his wide range of influences into his own unique expressive instrumental style.


Ticket Information

Our first show to a over capacity crowd.

Tickets are $10.00, and can be pre-purchased in advance by calling the Palms Hotel Casino box office at 702-942-7777.
You may also purchase tickets the day of the show, in person at the box office, up until 10:45 pm.
Showtime is 10:30 PM, Monday nights. For up to the minute info, please check our Facebook page HERE.
Thank you all for continuing to support Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns. We hope to see you at one of our shows soon!

We hope this will help guarantee that those who want to come see the band will get a seat. We do appreciate your support and want you to know that “without you, we are nothing”.

Thank You!