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Big Bands

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Bob MontgomeryTrumpet player Bob Montgomery is an internationally recognized performing artist, arranger, composer and music educator.(303) 592-7270
Bob Montgomery Big Band17 piece big band featuring the top musicians in Colorado who have collectively played with Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Clark Terry, Maynard Ferguson, Maria Schneider, Blood Sweat and Tears, Buddy Rich and many more.(303) 592-7270
Concert Jazz OrchestraThe orchestra, a 19-piece big band, brings together the area's finest musicians performing original compositions and arrangements scored by its musical director, Franz Roehmann. Their most recent CD, "Together Again", was recorded this past February and is currently in post-production. It will be released later this summer.(303) 526-1086
Dean Bushnell OrchestraThe DBO, one of Denver's most popular dance bands featuring the Best of the Swing Era, Latin, Waltz, and Dixieland styles from the likes of Glenn Miller, Harry James, Les Brown, Count Basie, Eddy Howard, and more. (303) 804-9789
Denver Jazz OrchestraSam Bivens' Denver Jazz Orchestra performs exciting, high energy jazz featuring two superb vocalists, Ed Battle and Gloria Holliday. The band is led by Sam Bivens (trumpet/arranger/composer), previously with New York's Jazzmobile, Sonny Stitt, James Moody, and Jackie Wilson.(303) 832-1340
Denver Municipal BandFounded in Denver, Colorado in the 1860s, the Denver Municipal Band is the oldest professional concert band in the continental United States.(303) 322-8608
Jan Mares Currently performing with her band, along with her husband, they play for weddings, lounge settings, concerts and private events. The variety of styles, from big band era to 50s's, 60's and 70's and country allows her to fit into many venues. (720) 212-8881
Jess Gerardi BandItalian Feast Band, Circus band, background.(303) 761-3270
Metropolitan Jazz OrchestraMJO, a 501c3 non-profit, is Denver’s premier 18-pc power house big band. MJO plays all styles of big band jazz from classic swing to modern LA/NY arrangements. Featuring both male and female vocalists, MJO has an extensive repertoire perfect for any event.(303) 521-8206
Moments Notice OrchestraThis group provides a wide variety of music for private events, where people of different ages and music preferences can have the time of their lives.(303) 778-1608
NostalgiaThe Nostalgia Orchestra, Directed by Lloyd Bowen, featuring vocalist Rich Italiano. Listen and dance to the great sounds of the big band era. 12-18 piece big band with male vocalist. Also 5-6 piece for pep band, marches, dances. (303) 424-4508
Steve Shurack and Sure ThingSteve Shurack's Sure Thing Band provides anything from solo classical or jazz guitar, violin, harp or keyboard, to high Energy Dance Bands. Providing music for any occasion. (303) 722-2140
Tom Allan Variety Dance BandThis 3-6 piece offers a full sound for it's size. Styles include Ballroom, Swing, Jazz, Country Western, and Old Time Rock & Roll. Instrumentation can include Electronic Accordion, Trumpet, Trombone Sax, Clarinet, Flute, Drums, & Guitar/Vocals.(303) 776-0572
What's Cookin''What's Cookin' is an 18-pc Jazz Band featuring 18 of Metro-Denver's finest jazz musicians. The band performs state of the art works of the greatest composers/arrangers in the industry...a true big-band jazz experience!(303) 766-0037
Woody Herman Orchestra15-piece big band plays Woody Herman's original charts. Also 16-piece band, the Stew Jackson Big Band. (303) 292-1234

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