| 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site located at: http://www.beltlinebigband.com.
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.
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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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,
| 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.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://firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.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.
| 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
| 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 email@example.com. Telephone:
(231)757-3829. Tom Sheppardson, Scottville, MI.
& 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: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Web Site Located at: http://embark.to/gr8celand.
| 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.
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: email@example.com,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
Web Site: http://firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
email@example.com, by telephone: 248-217-4165 or
517-214-4998 or through the bands web site:
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, &
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:
or Dave Murphy: 231-389-2946 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
| Jackson, Ron - Detroit, MI. Telephone: (313) 345-5532
Fax: (313) 345-5532. Email: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 616-831-1863 or 616-363-1686
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: email@example.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. Jims 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 Isnt 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. Toms
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.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 &
Contact Robert Ritter, Grosse Ile., MI. (734) 671-1111 or (734) 675-2211. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.geocities.com/moodswingband.
& 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: email@example.com. Web
| 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com.
Onager Band - Live music (band) specializing in danceable classic
rock/variety music. For Booking Information: Paul Suits, Irons, MI (231) 266-8394 - Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com, 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 30s, 40s, 50s 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 -
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: email@example.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 Americas 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 50s & 60s like Peter Gun, Honky Tonk and Night Train to classic
rock and Motown hits like Aint 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 Detroits 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 Pontiacs Arts, Beats and Eats
The bands up-tempo, sax driven blues, quoted in the press as being, the new sound of
todays 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
The Best Sax Youll Ever Have!
Contact Dave Daniele. Email: email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
| 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
| 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: email@example.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
Michigans 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
| 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 231-723-8758 or
| Wixom Slim & The Wyze Gyze - A Modern Swing &
Jump Band based in the Ann Arbor area. Email: email@example.com - Web Site: http://www.wswg.net. Our web page contains our current
schedule, band members names, contact info, etc.
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