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Band Listing (Michigan) --

                        Updated 2/24/14

II-V-I Orchestra  - presents Big Band Music throughout Michigan for listening and dancing including Swing, Foxtrot, Tango,  Polka,  Cha-cha, Waltz, Samba, Rumba, Klezmer & more. David Swain, Director, graduated from the Berkley College of Music in 1974 and began the band in the Ann Arbor area. Hear them play every Sunday night at the Heidelberg Restaurant in Ann Arbor. Will provide bands of 8-14 and singers available.  For Booking Information:  David Swain, Ann Arbor, MI  (734) 424-1435.
The Ambassadors Big Band - has been around since 1957. The current leader since 1993 is Michael Letovsky.  The band performs music from the 1930s to the present, in a big band style. Swing and ballroom dancing is our specialty. You can hear many unique arrangements for music by; Benny Goodman, Miller, Dorsey, James, Ellington. The band has excellent male and female vocalists, and is one of the few bands today that uses a vocal quartet, "The Diplomats", that draws from members within the band. We will travel from Hillsdale to Lexington, Saginaw, Midland to Detroit. Further, if the price is right! We are great for weddings, dances, and concerts. CDs are available. Contact Michael Letovsky at 586-419-3824, or Email:  Mletovsky@aol.com
The Baytones - The Baytones have been playing "Good Music for Good Times" in Mid-Michigan since 1996, winning many loyal fans wherever they go. While this 15-piece dance band specializes in music from the big band era, their large book allows them to customize any performance, from an upbeat outdoor concert, corporate event, swinging dance, or a formal ballroom gala. The ensemble is more afordable than you might think, especially for an evening's entertainment that your guests will be talking about for weeks to come. For more information, contact Leslie at 989-245-5944, or at Baytones1@aol.com. Web Site: http://www.Myspace.com/thebaytones 
The Beltline Big Band -  is a full-size stage band that plays a wide variety of 30's and 40's music, including swing, foxtrots, ballads, cha cha's, tangos, waltzes, and also some polkas and jazz charts. The band features three-part women vocals on a variety of songs, reminiscent of the Andrews Sisters. The band has 20 members and a repertoire of over 300 songs. For more information, contact Marilyn Tyree.  Grand Rapids, MI, 616-458-2272 or 616-363-7322 or by e-mail: mstyree@comcast.net    Web Site located at: http://www.beltlinebigband.com.   
Betsy Baye & Groove Engine is a high energy R&B band. We play music for all occasions. We are a five piece with bass, drums, guitar, sax and keyboards. Our group has been playing along the coast of Lake Michigan for several years and are part of the West Michigan Blues Society out of Grand Rapids. For your big or small party or club, call Betsy at 231.352.5220.  Frankfort, MI.   Email: grooveengine@t-one. net, Web Site located at: http://www.wmbs.org/artists/Betsy-Baye.html
Big Band Express - is a Detroit Based Band who performs classic swing music from artists such as Miller, Ellington, Herman, Basie and other greats. All members of our band are in the Detroit Federation of Musicians Local Number 5.  We have a huge library of charts classic and contemporary, many arranged by our band members. We rehearse in Garden City weekly and book engagements in the Metro Detroit Area. Contact Brian Buckmaster, Northville, MI.  (248) 349-6440.  Email: briandms@wideopenwest.com
Web Site:
http://www.wideopenwest.com/~briandms/bbandexp.html
  The Bluescasters.com - Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan's premier blues band plays high energy rocking blues laced with Motown, funk and jump swing. The Bluescasters are a quartet of experienced pros that feature hot instrumental work, rock-solid rhythm section, and tight vocal harmonies. Driving the dance floor is their primary goal.  For booking information contact Harry Rodman. Telephone: 810-632-7471 . Email: h.rodman@att.net. Email: http://www.thebluescasters.com.
Bob Fisher's Out Of The Past Orchestra - A 15 piece big band with vocalist, playing music from the big band and swing era. The band is based in the Saginaw-Bay City-Midland area and plays throughout Lower Michigan for special events, public dances, weddings, reunions, concerts, etc. All band members are experienced performers in the big band genre, and hail from a wide area in Mid-Michigan.  For booking information contact Tom Freiwald, Saginaw, MI., 517-781-0512 or Bob Eastham, Vassar, MI. 517-823-8209 or: Ray Roe, Saginaw, MI, Telephone,  517-792-3130, E-mail:  rroe@sprynet.com
Burbon Street Dixieland Band - Featuring classic Dixieland Jazz in the New Orleans and Chicago Styles of the 1915 to 1930 era. We perform throughout Michigan. Our performances have included weddings, birthday parties, community concerts and trade shows.  For more information contact Ken Fourn, Albion, MI. (517) 250-4238.  Email: fournkenneth@yahoo.com.  
Ceyx -  We have been performing ballroom, Swing, latin, country, waltz, rumba, hustle (partner not line dance), since the 1970s. We perform at nearly 100 events every year. not only can we perform all these wonderful styles of music. When we sing, we sound like the original artist's voices, from Sinatra, Dean Martin, Louis Armstrong, Bobby Darin, to current hits. Our Glen Miller songs are awesome. We have entertained for the governor, senators & even the vice president of the USA. For booking information contact: Dean Rusch, Band Leader.  Saginaw, MI., (989) 781-1553, (810) 235-5700 Flint or (800) 439-5319 Michigan.  Email:  ruschfun@aol.com. Web Site:  http://www.ruschentertainment.com
Chateau - Chateau is an exciting and elegant live dance band featuring top vocalists and musicians and are a perfect choice to perform at wedding receptions,country clubs,corporate affairs and restaurant/nightclubs in the metro Detroit area. Please contact Sid or Jennifer Zack for booking information at 248-669-8009 or 248-669-2175 our website at http://www.chateauband.com. Promo material available upon request. Email: szack@comcast.net. Walled Lake, MI.
Cherri & the Violators - Cherri & the Violators is a four-piece blues/rock band out of northern Michigan dish up their own brand of blues. Each performer has a background in rock, with influences in classical, down-home bluegrass picking, & serious metal. The performances feature dynamic, wide-range vocals, distorted guitar work, driving rhythms, set to mostly traditional blues formats "for those who like their blues on the rocks" (Smith); Since the release of First Offense, their Debut CD, the band has become wildly popular, and is in demand for nightclubs, festivals, and private parties.  Brethren, MI.  Contact Cheryl Bendig.
Telephone: 231-510-9674.  E-mail: cherrimail@yahoo.com.   Web Site: http://www.cnvband.com. or  http://www.myspace.com/cherriviolators.
Chrissy and the Country Criminals - A six piece world class country band. Does all original's. Instruments played: Lead, rhythm and bass guitar, keys, mandolin, fiddle and drums. Currently booking shows in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Ontario. If you're looking for an acoustic act, Greg and Chrissy are available for that too. For Booking information contact Chrissy Harris, Farmington Hills, MI., (248) 539-1066 or (888) 535-7204, E-mail:  showbookings@krickitrecords.com, Web Site: http://krickitrecords.com 
Crossroads Blues Band - Blues R&B dance originals and covers. Four piece guitar, bass, drums, sax. house band at Wonderful's Funky Basement since 1994. For more info see web site: http:// www.crossroadsbluesband.com  Booking contact Meave Productions http://meaveproductions@cs.com  Telephone: (269) 341-9638 Contact info: David Allemang, Kalamazoo, MI.  (269) 599-3794, or (269) 381-5337
Dance Blast -   Dance Blast is The Premier Michigan Band that plays Fun dance music for people who love to dance. Classics- Rock- lots of Motown and Stax Soul - Upbeat Modern Rock of Maroon 5,Train and Jack Johnson for Easy listening Dance. You want it ...we play it for you! Don't Wait for the fun to start! contact Matt Punce 248-514-6560. Waterford, MI. Email: mattpunce@gmail.com.
Eldorados - Chesterfield, MI / 586-405-3184. Web Site: http://www.TheEldorados.com.
Espressivo Woodwind Quintet - We perform a wide variety of music including classical, light classical, pop and holiday favorites. Our performances are ideal for Wedding Ceremonies, receptions of all kinds, religious services and school assembly programs. For more information contact Ken Fourn, Albion, MI.(517) 250-4238. Email: fournkenneth@yahoo.com.
Fourn Affair Jazz & Pop Trio -  We perform a wide variety of music especially suited for the lounge, small dinner parties or special gatherings where space and budget are limited. Instrumentation includes sax, clarinet & flute, piano & bass.  For more info contact Ken Fourn, Albion, MI. (517) 250-4238.  Email: fournkenneth@yahoo.com.
The General Assembly Band - The General Assembly 17 piece big band swing, ballroom, jazz. Picture and music at web site, http://www.thegeneralassembly.com  or contact tom@sheppardson.com.  Telephone: (231)757-3829. Tom Sheppardson, Scottville, MI.
GRACE & The Guys - Jazz & Blues of the 1930's, 40's & 50's. GRACE is the former "Girl Singer" from the old Tuxedo Junction Swing Orchestra (during the Paul King days) & currently shares, with Paul's new group, a few of her 5pc. Combo members. Featuring sultry female vocals w/piano, sax, guitar, bass & drums. Recently featured on the MITCH ALBOM Show, GRACE & The Guys are touted for adding a "touch of class & elegance" to any occasion. Contact Info: Grace, Ferndale, MI.,  at 248-872-0107, e-mail:  gr8cetoyou@hotmail.com, Web Site Located at: http://embark.to/gr8celand.  Dancer, Band. 
The Groove - Combo built around drummer Bobby Vernon, Featuring Swing, Ballads, Blues, Avant Garde...Informal, lively contact with audience. As a service to the community, we play chartiy benefits for only expenses. We are looking for musicians to expand. Telephone: (517) 351-6251 or (619) 723-8714. Dr. Bobby Vernon. Okemos, MI.
Eclipse Music - Live Band - Male and Female Lead Vocalist. Five band members servicing weddings, anniversaries, social club banquets, festivals, gala's, corporate parties. Diverse range of music: Pop, Oldies, Motown, Disco, Latin, Ballroom, Swing, Rock. Contact John Colaluca ( 519 ) 969-5748 or ( 519 ) 969-5748.  Email: colajl@mnsi.net, Website: http://www.eclipsemusic.info
Hall Mighty Big Band - 17 piece full size big band that plays all styles including Basie, Ellington, Herman, etc. Top notch pros from the Saginaw, Bay City and Midland area play for your dancing or listening pleasure for whatever occasion you may have. Contact Jeff Hall (989)799-6176 or E-mail jhalljazz@hotmail.com
The Hallendy Brothers - New Baltimore, MI.  We are a 4-6 piece combo and play folk rock, classic rock, and rockin' blues. As a 4 piece we have an acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, drums, flute and harmonica. As a 6 piece we add a horn line of a sax and trumpet. We are a vocal generated group and have been entertaining for over 25 years. For references and or a demo cd please call Bill Hallendy at 586-725-5423 or 586-243-5708. You can Email: billhallendy@rock.com.  Web Site: http://billhallendy@cjb.net.
The Invasion - Howell, MI.  The Invasion celebrates the music of the British invasion performing songs from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Dave Clark Five, The Yardbirds and many others. Using period correct instrumentation, we deliver note perfect renditions of these classic songs.  You can contact Donn Deniston by email: droof@hotmail.com,  by telephone: 248-217-4165 or 517-214-4998 or through the bands web site: http://www.gigsalad.com/the_invasion_livonia
  JACK NATTY - Rhythm & Blues meets Latin Groove. JACK NATTY is a Cadillac, MI Based 4-piece band: guitars, bass, sax, percussion.  Performing Classic Rock, Blues, R&B, Latin, Pop, Jazz, Motown, country, folk, originals, and oldies. We perform a wide variety of music especially suited for the lounge, small dinner parties, or special gatherings. We've played music for all occasions throughout Northern Michigan: special events, public dances, weddings, benefits, reunions, lounges, concerts, etc. The Band: Jack 'Natty' Purkiss on guitar & vocals; Isabel 'Christina B' Borgstrom from Columbia on percussion, lead vocals; Dave 'Clacker'
Gaunt on Sax, guitar, clave, and vocals; David 'Murph' Murphy on Bass, guitar, & vocals.
JACK NATTY has opened for Mitch Ryder & Grand Funk, played at: Cadillac 'FIRST NIGHT' & 'LAKE-FRONT DAYS' celebrations, Shanty Creek Resort - Bellaire, Eldorado - Cadillac, Cabbage Shed - Elberta, Mountain Jacks - Traverse City, Private Parties such as Dons Bi-Annual Pig Roast near Cadillac, Curly's - McGuire's Resort in Cadillac, Cadillac 'Relay for Life' (cancer research benefit, no charge), and many other venues around
Northern Michigan. For booking information contact: Jack Purkiss - 231-775-6255 or Email:
jack.purkiss@charterinternet.com   or Dave Murphy: 231-389-2946 or E-mail: divemasterd@netzero.com.
Jackson, Ron - Detroit, MI. Telephone: (313) 345-5532 Fax: (313) 345-5532.  Email: djron45@yahoo.com.  DJ Ron/Musician has been performing around the state for over 20 years. I play music for all occasions such as Jazz, Oldies, Hip-Hop, Hustles,etc. I have played for the Det Symphony`s New Years Eve Party, Ford Motor Company, Politicians,Community Events such as Schools, Seniors, Libraries, Churches, Rec Centers, You Name It. We have various systems that we use and rent out. This includes lighting shows and Karaoke. We have a family business that also inclues Videotaping and Photography. Teaching Dance is also one of my God Given gifts. This includes Latin Ballroom, Hustles, Chicago Step, Bop, and Ballroom. Dancer, Dance Instructor, Disc Jockey, Band.
  Java Jive - Grand Rapids, MI.  Java Jive plays the classics of popular music with a jazzy, swinging style. Our unique sound combines female vocal harmony with a solid foundation of upright bass, jazz guitar, woodwinds and percussion. Think Andrews Sisters crossed with Duke Ellington!  Email: urenv@mjsc.com Telephone: 616-831-1863 or 616-363-1686
J C Band - Play Classic Rock & Blues and oldies. Will play for special events, clubs, bars etc. Have 4 band members. Lead guitar, bass guitar, drummer, and keyboard player. Play in the Westland/Wayne area.  Contact info: Joe Couchman, Westland, MI. (734) 765-8119.  Website: http://www.geocities.com/jcband2003/ 
The Jesse Sinatra Show -  Single with the finest backing tracks, or with swing guitarist extrodinaire Brian Delaney! Check out the tunes, pics and video at http://jessesinatra.com. or call (734) 905-0634. Email: jessecampfireboys@hotmail.com.
  Jim Paravantes & Company - Full 15 Piece Orchestra. Canton, MI.  In line with such great vocalists as Frank Sinatra, Paravantes will tell you that it has been his honor and privilege to perform with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of the legendary Buddy Morrow. Morrow has performed with the Dorsey Brothers, Paul Whiteman, and Artie Shaw, just to name a few. Jim possesses a smooth singing style that is perfect for swing and ballads.....and when it's time to accelerate the tempo, he's totally able and adept - an excellent improviser performing a repertoire of the Great American Songbook.   His style combines influences from his four favorite mentors, Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé and Tony Bennett and David Street. Jim commented “I lifted something from each one of them”. Jim comes from a musical family. Jim’s uncle, David Street was a big band vocalist and performed with Buddy Morrow and the Bob Crosby Orchestra. David Street also appeared in the movie “State Fair” and sang with Ann Margaret “Isn’t It Kind of Fun”. Jim has performed across the US and opened for Comedian Tom Dreesen. Tom Dreesen opened for Frank Sinatra and traveled with him for over 14 years. Tom’s comment about Jim was "There are just a few vocalists today that can present this music as it was intended, and Jim Paravantes is one of them".  Booking Information: Marilyn (734) 844-3722. Email: JP@paravantes.com. Web Site: http://www.paravantes.com.  
Jump Street Swing Band - Jump Street is an 18 piece high energy swing band based out of Ortonville Michigan. We enjoy playing all the old standards as well as some of the more upbeat tunes by Brian Setzer and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. With both a male and female vocalist we can take you back to yesteryear and the sounds you love. We would be happy to talk to you about your event and how we can make it a huge success. If you enjoy swing music then we are the band you've been looking for!  Contact info: Eric Simons, Ortonville, MI. (248) 576-7317
or (248) 627-1050.  Email: info@jumpstreetswingband.com

Web Site: http://www.jumpstreetswingband.com
Kalamazoo Avenue Band - Galesburg, MI. Kalamazoo Avenue Band is a7-9 pc. group of professional multi talented musicians. We play music by Chicago, Beatles, and misc band from the 40's thru he 80' with a complete Blues Brothers Tribute with Blues Mobile and Jake & Elwood. We have guitars, drums, trombone, trumpet, saxes, flutes, harmonica and more. For more info call Crawford Bros Booking at 269-665-6800 or Greg Crawford at greg33rdstreet@yahoo.com. Web Site: http://www.kalamazooavenueband.com.
Kaleidoscope Band - Canton, MI.  We are one of the top dance / party / variety bands in the metro Detroit area. Kaleidoscope Band will get your feet moving and get your soul grooving through a mix of songs ranging from the traditional Standards to today's Top 40, Disco to 70's & 80's Rock, Swing to Soul, and Big Band to Jazz. Our outstanding vocalists help to create dynamic and soulful versions of the best popular music - a high-octane mix of funk, dance, Disco, R & B, Jazz and feel good Rock-n-Roll that is a signature of Kaleidoscope Band. For more Info: Please call Jimmy Young at 734 495-0607. Email: jimiyoung@comcast.net. Web Site: http://www.kaleidoscopeband.com.
The Ken Fourn Orchestra - 14 piece instrumentation including vocalist performs hits from the "Big Band" era and current favorites arranged for the big band. The instrumentalists are all professionals. A demo C.D. and detailed information is available upon request. Dancer, Band.  Contact Ken Fourn, Albion, MI.  (517) 629-2330 or (517) 250-4238.  Email: fournkenneth@yahoo.com.
Mood Swings Dance Band/Big Band - We are a full size 18 piece dance band plus a vocalist specializing in re-unions, weddings, private parties, etc., for the southeast Michigan area. Our repertoire includes Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, etc. Our references are outstanding & available. Our criteria is very flexible & "WE SWING".  
Contact Robert Ritter, Grosse Ile., MI. (734) 671-1111 or (734) 675-2211.  Email: rxmusic46@hotmail.com.  Website: http://www.geocities.com/moodswingband.
Moose & Da Sharks - "Motor City music legend Moose & Da Sharks provides live oldies music and family entertainment for weddings, festivals, fairs, reunions, corporate events and country club functions throughout Michigan."  Detroit, MI.  Contact: Moose Zonjic, Telephone:  (313) 320-3400.  E-mail: music@mooseanddasharks.com.  Web Site:  http://www.mooseanddasharks.com.  
The Music Messengers - Sterling Heights, MI. The Music Messengers are available in offering you and your guests the finest in quality class entertainment. Dedicated to musical excellence, We are a growing network of local Detroit based professional musicians who are available to perform for wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate and community events, private parties, and fine restaurants through out the greater Detroit areas and Michigan. Web Site: http://www.themusicmessengers.com. Email: themusicmessengers@yahoo.com.
The Night Lights Big Band - A full 17 piece big band that features three male and a female vocalist. The Night Lights Big Band is very versatile, playing a variety of music suited for the occasion. The band can "Swing Hard", playing music from the 30's and the 40's, but also is very comfortable playing for ballroom dancing. Our selections include Fox trots, waltzes, tangos, rumbas, cha-cha's, ballads, and even big-band rock and roll. We are home-based in Lake Orion, Michigan, however, the band has performed all over Southeast and Central Michigan and is very popular with all age groups. The band is very much at home playing for parties, receptions, political conventions and rallies, concerts in the park, ballroom dancing, and swing dancing. For booking information: George, Sinnott Lake Orion Michigan (248) 391-0240 E-mail:  sinnott@tir.com   Web Site:  http://www.geocities.com/nightlightsbb/
Nova Jazz - Essexville, MI. Telephone: (989) 892-1419. Jazz duo for any occasion. We also play classical music for your ceremony. Check out our website at:   http://www.svsu.edu/~rongo/novajazz.html. Email: laurenrongo50@yahoo.com.  Contact Lauren or Tony Rongo.
Oktoben German Band  - A wide variety of German music is performed including marches, ethnic folk songs, and dances like the schottische, waltz and polka. Our button accordion player also interjects wit and humor with music and stories from Michigan's North Country. Instrumentation includes clarinet 1&2, trumpet, trombone, tuba, stump fiddle, accordion and announcer. Detailed information will be sent to you upon request.   Dancer, Contact Ken Fourn, Albion, MI.  (517) 629-2330 or (517) 250-4238.  E-mail: fournkenneth@yahoo.com.
Onager Band - Live music (band) specializing in danceable classic rock/variety music. For Booking Information: Paul Suits, Irons, MI (231) 266-8394 - Email: info@onagerband.com Web Page: http://www.onagerband.com.
Otsego Jazz Ensemble - A 17-piece swing band with male vocalist. Available for dances, parties, fundraisers, wedding receptions and concerts through Southwest Lower Michigan. For booking information: Chuck Lund, Otsego, MI (269) 692-3436, E-mail: Chuck@OJE.nu, Web Page URL - http://www.OJE.nu
Paul King & The Rhythm Society - Five Detroit-area bands have joined forces to create a 16 member big band specializing in vintage swing music from the 30's, 40's and 50's.
Paul King, former lead vocalist for the Tuxedo Junction Swing Orchestra, has joined forces with former members of Tuxedo Junction, as well as other musicians from the Imperial Swing Orchestra, Johnny Trudell Orchestra, The Bob Hopkins Orchestra and the Swing Shift Orchestra to become "Paul King and the Rhythm Society. They haven't changed their style, just improved on a good thing. Paul King says, "We've united with some of the best musicians from some of the best bands Detroit has to offer in order to create one awesome, swing dance band." Paul King was featured with his former band in a television commercial for WDIV (Channel 4) in Detroit over the past year. They've also been featured on local radio stations and were nominated in this year's Detroit Music Awards for "Best Big Band/Swing Artists." For booking information call:
Taylor Holland, Detroit, MI -  (313) 882-0655 - E-mail: twh7@flash.net, Web/Home Page URL-  http://www.rhythmsociety.net.
Phoenix Big Band - A 17 piece big band based in Kalamazoo, MI playing the music of the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and beyond. We play throughout Southwest and Central Lower Michigan. Available for your entertainment and dancing pleasure playing for dances, wedding receptions, special events, concerts and outdoor festivals. For booking information call: Craig Diederich, Battle Creek, MI - (616) 964-4510 - E-mail: RCDMMD@aol.com,   or Bob Van Dis at 616-349-6346.
The Pro's Big Band -  The current band is comprised of 17 members from a variety of musical backgrounds. A number of members play in area concert bands, brass choirs and other instrumental groups. The band performs a wide span of traditional ballads, swing music, big band rock arrangements and current favorites. They also perform music from the big band era, including Harry James, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey and Glen Miller. The Pros play in a variety of private and public settings, including fundraisers, weddings and company functions in and around the Detroit Metropolitan area.  Warren, MI. / For booking information: Greg Milewski Email: theprosbigband@comcast.net.  Web Site: http://home.comcast.net/~theprosbigbandsite.
Ramblin' Rose Band - A very danceable mixture of Country, Classic Rock and Oldies. Five piece group has been playing through Central Michigan for over thirteen years. The band specifically selects the best dance tunes to cover for bars and clubs that have clientele who love to dance. For More Information: Jerry Ward, Clare, MI. 517-386-0660 or Ken at 517-773-5141. E-mail: kmh5391@aol.com
Rampage Swing Orchestra -  Ann Arbor, MI - The Rampage Swing Orchestra exists for one purpose: to play high-energy swing music that will keep you on the dance floor all night long. Our large repertoire of swing music from the 20s to today includes songs from Jimmy Dorsey, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, and many of the greatest American songwriters of the 20th century. Our close contacts with the swing community allow us to select just the right range of tempos and styles that will keep dancers on their feet. Contact: Brian Lassiter (734) 408-1729- Email: rampageswing@gmail.com. Web Site: http://www.rampageswing.com 
Rare Blend - is an exceptional band featuring professional and versatile musicians. Rare Blend provides live music and quality entertainment for weddings, conventions, corporate events and country club functions in the southeast Michigan area.  Mary Davis, Livonia, MI - (734)464-1107 -     E-mail:  marydavis@rareblendband.com,  Web/Home Page  - http://www.rareblendband.com/ - Event Coordinator & Band. 
The Rhythm Section Jazz Band - The Rhythm Section Jazz Band is directed by Paul Sherwood. The band is a core band of 10 musicians, 3 saxes, a trombone, trumpet, piano, guitar, bass and drums. We also perform as a full 20 piece big band.  We play songs from a library of over 2,600 arrangements spanning from 1910 through the contemporary arrangers.
We play: Classic Jazz, Swing, 60's and 70's Hits, Latin (rumba, tango, cha-cha, bosa nova, samba, etc), Jump, Stomp, even polkas and country tunes are at our command. This makes us an excellent choice of band for professional or serious amateur dancers.  Our vast library allows us perform tribute shows to almost any great artist of the period. Examples: Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, George & Ira Gershwin, Milton Ager, Don Redman, Dave Wolpe, Sammy Nestico, Will Hudson to mention a few.  We are accepting engagements in the Grand Rapids and surrounding areas. The group does extensive recording sessions and has produced countless recorded works. The band is also available as a pit orchestra for theater productions.  Grand Rapids, MI.  Contact:  Paul Sherwood - Email: paulsherwood@grar.com, Telephone: ( 616 ) 241-0554, ext. 15.  Web Site: http://www.paulsherwood.com/Music/The%20Rhythm%20Section%20Jazz%20Band.html.  
The Rodney Reeves Group Emulating the classic groups of the forties to the present are three experienced and complementary musicians. The group performs material from America’s greatest composers including, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and many others. The Rodney Reeves Group adds an air of sophistication and class to any event. These three fine musicians will furnish just the right ambiance during dinner and throughout the evening. They can accommodate your wishes and even add members to the group from the areas best vocalists and instrumentalists. Please visit our website to hear for yourself.
Rodney Reeves, Michigan (586) 786-0266 - Email: reeves871@comcast.net.  Web Site: http://mywebpages.comcast.net/reeves871/Index.htm. Dancer & Band.
The Sax Maniacs -  Redford, MI. The Sax Maniacs are a four-piece band out of the Detroit area, performing a mix of funky cover tunes and special original material off their new CD titled, Will The Last One Out Of Detroit Please Turn Out The Lights! Their style is a cross between super cool swingin’ sax tunes from the 50’s & 60’s like Peter Gun, Honky Tonk and Night Train to classic rock and Motown hits like Ain’t To Proud To Beg, Mustang Sally and I Feel Good by James Brown. The band incorporates cool brass with lots of burnin’ guitar with one of the hottest rhythm sections in the Motor City. The Sax Maniacs have shared the stage with the likes of Blues legend A.C. Reed and Grandy Ballroom hero, Dick Wagner & The Frost and have performed on some of Detroit’s finest stages including The MGM Casino, The Greektown Casino and the Hard Rock Café. Some recent highlights for the band have been performing at the legendary Emerald Theater as a finalist in the 2006 Motor City Blues Challenge plus at the Woodward Dream Cruise and Pontiac’s Arts, Beats and Eats festivals.
The band’s up-tempo, sax driven blues, quoted in the press as being, the new sound of today’s Motown, has excited Motor City fans at festivals and concerts for over five years now and with the release of their new CD, The Sax Maniacs are looking to reach a much wider audience via national airplay and a highly paced performance schedule. Our motto is:
The Best Sax You’ll Ever Have! 
Contact Dave Daniele. Email: ddaniel@specshoward.edu.   (313) 534-5553.
  The Scott Reiter Big Band - 15 piece band for Swing Dancing, Ballroom Dancing, and Big Band Jazz Concerts.  The band uses from 10 to 18 pieces depending on the situation and includes a vocalist. We play all of the famous music from the "Big Band Era", and more modern.   Dearborn, MI. Contact: Scott Reiter 313-277-4173 or 313-268-1913.  Email:  srjazzsax@hotmail.com
Second Wind - Based in Kalamazoo, we are a four-piece country/classic rock/oldies band that has satisfied crowds at nightclubs and special events throughout western Michigan for over 20 years. Accepting bookings, audio demo available on website and/or CD/cassette.  Contact Info: David Horner, Kalamazoo, MI. (269) 344-0624. Email: inquiry@secondwindmi.com. Web Page: http://www.secondwindmi.com
Sounds Appropriate 4-Piece Dance Band - We perform a wide variety of dance music including big band tunes, Waltzes, Polkas, Dixieland, Country & Western, jazz, 50's & 60's rock n'roll, current favorites plus a wide variety of Latin tempos. We encourage requests! Dress is black or white tux. Dancer.  Contact: Ken Fourn, Albion, MI. (517) 250-4238.  E-mail: fournkenneth@yahoo.com.
Stardust Swing Band - Stardust Swing Band: A 14 piece big band playing the standards from the 30's and 40's. Accompanied by a male and female lead vocalists. Contact James Dignan - 764-466-4325 - Email: stardust@cla6.com . Web Site: http://stardustswingband.com 
The Starlighters - A husband and wife dance band combo with over 35 years professional experience in the mid-west states. Our band has a solid reputation for music of the big band era,  50'S & 60'S and features a wide variety  of Swing, Foxtrot, Quick Steps,  Tango's, Samba's, Rumba's,  Cha-cha's, Waltzes, Polka's, Twists, Country Western and Easy  Rock. We do music of Glenn Miller, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Russ Morgan, Sammy Kaye, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Patsy Cline, Les Brown, Mel Torme, etc. to name a few. Our repertoire includes such songs as "In The Mood, Tuxedo Junction, Opus One, Sentimental Journey, Crazy, Mack the Knife, New York New York, Bad Bad Leroy Brown, Misty, Deep Purple, Tenderly, Memphis, As Time Goes By, San Francisco, Jersey Bounce, Old Time Rock and Roll, Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy, Rock `Round the Clock, Rockin' Robin, Unforgettable, Brazil, Blue Tango, Tea For Two, Mama Don't Dance, Stomping At The Savoy, Harbor Lights, Stardust (Our theme song)..... and the Beat Goes On and On. We love to travel so distance is no problem. Feel free to contact us for available openings and details.  For Booking Information: Gene & Marilyn Carter, Dowagiac, MI. (616) 782-3729. E-mail: TheStarlighters@Yahoo.com
Swing Shift Orchestra - The Swing Shift Orchestra is SE Michigan’s premier ‘big band’ whose talented musicians are dedicated to producing the highest musical quality and authenticity of the big band era. The band performs regularly at both public and private events (and at surprisingly reasonable rates). The band was formed in 1993 and has been a mainstay on the Detroit musical scene with concerts, festivals, recordings, wedding receptions, fundraisers, and many other special occasions. The repertoire of the band is vast so as to include these many diverse performance opportunities.  Contact: Lynne Henry at 586-498-9263 or  Email: lynnehenry@sbcglobal.net.
Three Penny Revue - 6 pc. Band, Swing, Jump Blues, Motown,  Latin, R&B and Blues.  Will travel Michigan. Primarily weekends. Would consider out of state. Don (Donzie) Pomranky, Midland, MI, 989-835-6169 or 989-708-4259. E-mail:  tprevue@aol.com - Web Page URL- http://www.threepennyrevue.com
Toppormost - Ann Arbor, MI - Toppermost is a 3 piece British Invasion influenced band performing the hits from the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Led Zepplin, the Who, the Animals, the Kinks, Hermans Hermits, Dave Clark Five, Manfred Man and much more. The music is pure fun, cool and meant for a good time. Contact person - Tom Diab. Telephone: 734-239-1225 or 734-475-1071.  Email: Tom@Toppormost.info. Web Site: http://www.toppormost.info.
TREND - Waterford, MI. TREND is a new group called "TREND" (Top Rhythms for Entertainment & Dance) . A versatile small - full band performing all styles Standards, Swing, Pop, Oldies, Classic Rock & Country music. Including "Tina's Trio" (Standards). Catering to Ballroom and Country Dancers.   Contact Tina Schmante at 248-709-0021.
Trilogy - Lincoln Park, MI. Trilogy is a six piece variety band with a built in horn section & 6 part harmonies. Playing: Oldies, Motown, Classic Rock, Big Band, Doo-Wop, Dance & Country juke box hits from the last 60 years. We are based out of the metro Detroit area & serve the lower penninsula. Perfect for any wedding or event where the age groups vary. We have performed over 3000 weddings, concerts & events since 1991. We engage all of your guests & bring everyone in on the fun. Contact - Tim Adkins - 313-383-6825 or 313-429-3017. Email: booking@trilogy-band.com Web Site: http://www.trilogy-band.com.
The Up North Big Band - Charlevoix, MI. We are a 17 piece group from the Petoskey area. We perform at The Rustic Ballroom in Walloon Lake, MI.   Swing Dances are held there the 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Web Site: http://www.rusticballroom.com.   We generally don't venture beyond northern Michigan and play primarily classic swing era tunes. The contact person is Karl Gilewicz. Telephone: (231) 347-7178 or Email:  info@rusticballroom.com.
Wild Card - Wild card is a 5 piece band out of manistee, michigan. playing a variety of new country,classic rock and blues. for more information please visit out website at http://www.wildcard2007.com. For more information contact Sandra Pemberton by Email: short49626@yahoo.com or call 231-723-8758 or 231-510-5983.
Wixom Slim & The Wyze GyzeA Modern Swing & Jump Band based in the Ann Arbor area.  Email: wixomslim@att.net - Web Site:  http://www.wswg.net. Our web page contains our current schedule, band members names, contact info, etc.

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