Ain’t Misbehavin’


Ain’t Misbehavin’ is an eclectic, energetic five piece variety band that can cover all styles from the 1920’s up through the current pop charts. The group has played extensively for the last twenty-five years throughout Wisconsin and Illinois. Covering all major corporate events, private parties and concerts logging over 1,200 live performances to their roster!

Some of the major functions the group has been featured:

• The Swan Ball – Milwaukee, WI
• The American Heart Association – Milwaukee, WI
• The American Lung Association – Milwaukee, WI
• The Vince Lombardi Golf Fund Raiser, Milwaukee, WI
• The Father Daughter Dance at DSHA – 15 years – Pfister Hotel
• The World’s Largest Office Party – Hyatt Hotel, Milwaukee WI
• Third Ward Jazz Festival- – Milwaukee, WI
• Zoo a la Carte – Milwaukee, WI
• The Jazz And Blues Festival, Milwaukee WI
• The Wilson Center For The Performing Arts – Brookfield, WI
• The Milwaukee Public Museum – Milwaukee, WI
• Discovery World- Milwaukee, WI
• Milwaukee Art Museum – Milwaukee, WI

The band member’s recent accomplishments are as follows:

Anita Stemper, Vocals – Anita has been singing in Milwaukee and Chicago for over thirty years. She has played with Love Affair, The Mighty Makers Show Band and The Ambassador Hotel Cabaret Show in the Bahamas, The Playboy Club, Opus, Quintessence and her recently formed trio called The Anita Stemper Trio.

She has performed on the CD’s entitled “Love Beach” with Emerson, Lake and Palmer, “Everything Is Everything” with Inner Circle and “Here in the Dark” with Jim Kishline.

She enjoys a very busy schedule performing throughout Milwaukee, working as a Cosmetologist and completing her own CD. Anita’s strong vocal skills and flexibility leads Groove Towne/Ain’t Misbehavin’ into a tight-knit ensemble.

Pete Billmann, Guitar and Vocals – Pete has been playing guitar professionally in the Milwaukee area for over twenty-five years and has maintained an active performing schedule throughout the Milwaukee area and the Midwest.

He attended the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1992, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies with honors. Mr. Billmann has studied with several renowned jazz artists including Richard Davis, Gene Bertoncini, Berkeley Fudge, fellow UW-Milwaukee staff member Don Linke, as well as classical guitarists Benjamin Verdery and Javier Calderon.

In addition to performing, Pete has also been one of the top guitar transcriptionists for Hal Leonard Publishing, and his work has been featured in dozens of guitar magazines and publications worldwide. His 2002 recording, The Connection, was featured on WYMS radio in Milwaukee and received rave reviews in the local press. As a guitar instructor, Pete Billmann has served on the faculty at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, was a guest clinician at various schools and colleges throughout Wisconsin, and has also taught privately for over 20 years.

Mark Lewandowski, Bass and Vocals – Mark has been playing bass in the Milwaukee and Chicago areas for over twenty-four years. He has performed with Ballet Chicago, The Ruth Page Ballet, Chicago Lyric Opera, George Daugherty (Warner Brothers), Conti Condoli, Steve Turre, Stanley Jordan, Mel Torme, Bud Harner, Michael Drake, Deirdre Fellner, Ben Hans, Cold Sweat and The Brew City Horns and his own groups called Crosstalk and Groove Towne among others. He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Millikin University in Decatur Illinois.

He has performed recently on two CD’s with Barb Olson, his own group Crosstalk – “Live At The Red Mill”, “The Connection” featuring Pete Billmann and “Live in Aruba with the Rev”.

Mark has toured as a musician to Germany, France, Italy, Aruba and performed at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida and Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois.

Andy Blochowiak, Drums and Vocals – A member of Groove Towne/Ain’t Misbehavin’ since 2006, Andy Blochowiak began playing drums at the age of eight. He continued his musical training throughout high school and college, earning a Bachelor’s of music Degree from UW-Milwaukee.

He maintains a busy schedule performing throughout Milwaukee, including recently opening up for James Brown at Summerfest, Joey Bonamossa at Shank Hall, and Tommy Castro at Buddy Guy’s in Madison, WI. In addition to performing, Andy teaches private lessons at Lincoln Music House, on Milwaukee’s south side.

Johnny Padilla – Soprano, Alto & Tenor Saxophones, Flute, Clarinet and Vocals – Along with Groove Towne/Ain’t Misbehavin’, Johnny is leading his own group in support of his recent recording entitled “Here’s Johnny” on the BP Music label. His new recording “Bright Morning” will be released early 2011.

Johnny has performed with Jimmy Buffett, Mongo Santamaria, Paquito de Rivera and Arturo Sandoval. Johnny is featured as a soloist on Mr. Jimmy Buffett’s platinum album Fruitcakes (Flute Solo on Apocalypso).

Johnny has been a featured artist for:

*Jazz in Cutler Park Waukesha, WI – *Third Ward Jazz Festival Milwaukee, WI *Starry Nights, Wilson Center Brookfield, WI – *The Towers Concert Narragansett, – *Arts Concert Vero Beach, FL – *”The Miami Latin Jazz Festival” Miami, FL – *Pleasure Island at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida among many others.

Johnny has toured as a musician to Austria, The Bahamas, Canada, Colombia, England, France, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and throughout the United States of America.

BALLADS:
Always And Forever
At Last
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Caught Up In The Rapture
Colors Of The Wind
Crazy
Crazy He Calls Me
Falling In Love With Love
Giving You The Best
Have I Told You Lately?
Here And Now
How Sweet It Is
I Can’t Make You Love Me
Just You And I
Me And Mrs. Jones
More Than You Know
My Heart Will Go On
My One And Only Love
Nobody Loves Me Like You Do
Oh, Darlin’
Ooo Baby Baby
Over The Rainbow
Saving All My Love
Since I Fell
Sleepwalk
Someone Like You
Someone To Watch Over Me
Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough
Stand By Me
Sweet Love
Take My Breath Away
The Rose
Unbreak My Heart
Unchained Melody
Unforgettable
What A Wonderful World
When I Fall In Love
When You Wish Upon A Star
Wind Beneath My Wings
Wonderful Tonight
Words Get In The Way
You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman
You (Bonnie Raitt)
You Take My Breath Away
You’re Still The One

BLUES:
Basin Street Blues
Black Coffee
Blues For Alice
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good To You
Give Me One Reason
Kansas City
Route 66
Sweet Home Chicago

COUNTRY:
Something To Talk About
Stand By Your Man

LATIN/BOSSA NOVAS/SAMBAS:
Blue Bossa
Girl From Ipanema
La Cumparsita (Tango)
Mambo Italiano
Night And Day
Smooth Operator
Spanish Eyes
Till There Was You
What A Difference A Day Makes

ROCK/R & B:
Authority Song
Back In The USSR
Baby I Love Your Way
Baby, Come To Me
Back On The Chain Gang
Best Of My Love
Brown Eyed Girl
Chain Of Fools
Dancing In The Street
Domino
Don’t Treat Me Wrong
Evil Ways
Feel Like Making Love
FM
Get Back
Get Down Tonight
Gimme Some Lovin’
Good Lovin’
Great Balls Of Fire
Groove Me
Hang On Sloopy
Hey Nineteen
Honky Tonk Woman
Hot, Hot, Hot
Hound Dog
Human Nature
I Can See Clearly Now
I Got You (I Feel Good)
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
I Saw Her Standing There
I’ll Be Around
In The Midnight Hour
Johnny B. Goode
Joy To The World
Jump, Jive And Wail
Just My Imagination
Just The Way You Are
Kansas City
Keep Your Hands To Yourself
Killing Me Softly With His Song
Knock On Wood
La Bamba
Lady Marmalade
Land Of A Thousand Dances
Last Dance
Let’s Groove
Let’s Stay Together
Low Rider
Lucille
Margarita Ville
Minnie The Moocher
Money
Moondance
Mornin’
Mustang Sally
My Girl
Oh, Pretty Woman
Old Time Rock And Roll
Pink Cadillac
Pride And Joy
Respect
Rock This Town
September
Shake Your Tail Feathers
Shining Star
Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
Sir Duke
Something To Talk About
Soul Man
Summer Nights
Summertime Blues
Surrender
Sweet Caroline
Take Me To The River
That’s The Way
The House Is Rockin’
Think
This Masquerade
Twist And Shout
Twist Medley (The Twist/Twist Again)
Twisting The Night away
Two Princes
Walking On Sunshine
We’re In This Love Together
What I Like About You
What’s Going On?
What’s Love Got To Do With It?
When I’m 64
Wild Nights
You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman
You May Be Right
You’re No Good
Your Mama Don’t Dance

STANDARDS/JAZZ:
Ain’t Misbehavin’
All Blues
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
Angel Eyes
April In Paris
As Time Goes By
Autumn Leaves
Beautiful In My Eyes
Beautiful Love
Bewitched
Beyond The Sea
Blue Moon
Body And Soul
Cotton Tail
Desafinado
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
East Of The Sun
Fly Me To The Moon
For Sentimental Reasons
Georgia
God Bless The Child
Good Life, The
Good Morning Heartache
Green Dolphin Street
Groove Merchant
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Hello Dolly
Here’s That Rainy Day
How High The Moon
I Can’t Get Started
I Could Write A Book
I Got It Bad
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
I’m Getting Sentimental Over You
I’ve Got A Crush On You
I’ve Got The World On A String
In The Mood
Isn’t It Romantic?
It Don’t Mean A Thing
It Had To Be You
It’s Only A Paper Moon
Jersey Bounce
‘S Wonderful
Let’s Fall In Love
Look Of Love, The
L-O-V-E
Misty
Mood Indigo
Moonglow
Moonlight In Vermont
More (Theme From Mondo Cane)
My Funny Valentine
My Romance
Nearness Of You, The
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Over The Rainbow
Satin Doll
Sentimental Journey
Skylark
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Someone To Watch Over Me
Stella By Starlight
Stormy Weather
Sugar
Summertime
Take The A Train
Taking A Chance On Love
The Days Of Wine And Roses
The Shadow Of Your Smile
The Very Thought Of You
The Way You Look Tonight
There Will Never Be Another You
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Watch What Happens
Well You Needn’t
What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
When Sunny Gets Blue
When You Wish Upon A Star
You Made Me Love You
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To

WALTZES:
Anniversary Waltz
Blue Skirt Waltz
Could I Have This Dance?
Daddy’s Little Girl
My Favorite Things
Tennessee Waltz
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling