Performers: Big Bands

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Black Market Jazz Orchestra

Black Market Jazz Orchestra

The Black Market Jazz Orchestra is a sophisticated dance band that plays music from every era. The band was originally formed in 1993 to record a CD entitled “Art Attack” for Sea Breeze records. The Band quickly became popular playing … Continue reading

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Brass Monkey Brass Band

Brass Monkey Brass Band

Relentless drums, rumbling tuba, and wailing horns…nothing kicks the party into high gear like a smoking brass band! Now you don’t have to trek to New Orleans to catch second-line fever – the Bay Area’s own BRASS MONKEY BRASS BAND … Continue reading

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Bud E Luv

Bud E Luv

Bud E Luv, the man, the music, the jewelry. A man who’s graced stages worldwide for over thirty years. The themes from movies. The songs from the Broadway shows. The hit records he’s written for Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Tony … Continue reading

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Dangerous Divas

Dangerous Divas

Donna Turner studied classical music at the Guildhall School of Music in London and has been performing professionally since the 1970’s. Donna fronted her own rock band, “The Donna Turner Band” in the Bay Area for eight years and has … Continue reading

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Dick Bright’s SRO

Dick Bright’s SRO

Dick Bright’s SRO is the ultimate in dance entertainment, SRO is like no other band you’ve ever experienced. Clever costumes and props, zany skits, hip-hopping choreography and soul-stirring vocals are all set to a pulsating beat. Visually as well as … Continue reading

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Don Neely’s Royal Society Jazz Orchestra

Don Neely’s Royal Society Jazz Orchestra

Don Neely and the ten piece Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, from San Francisco, are renowned for capturing the essence of Hot Swing, Hot Dance, Hot 1920’s Syncopated Big Band Jazz, Cotton Club, and 1920’s Jazz and 1930’s Jazz, with an … Continue reading

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Jonathan Poretz Band

Jonathan Poretz Band

Some say he was born with a microphone in his hand. That would explain why Jonathan Poretz is so comfortable performing his brand of great American jazz standards to audiences large and small. Whether appearing in an intimate club or … Continue reading

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Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Internationally recognized as The Queen of classic Jazz & Blues in the authentic style of the 1940’s and 1950’s, Lavay Smith is the Real Deal! Lavay’s last album received a prestigious 4 & 1/2 Star review in Downbeat magazine and … Continue reading

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Mood Swing Orchestra

Mood Swing Orchestra

The Mood Swing Orchestra was formed in 1995 for the performance of swing and dance band music of the 1930s and 1940s. Mood Swing covers big band hits made famous by leaders such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, … Continue reading

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Silver Moon Big Band

Silver Moon Big Band

Whether you want to dance the night away to swinging big band sounds or boogie to your favorite Motown, Disco or Rock Classics SILVER MOON BIG BAND is always a real crowd pleaser! The musicians in this eleven-piece all star … Continue reading

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