Riverside Big Band
swing, big band, 30's, 40's, 50's
We are not a small group which plays "sounds of the big band era". We are a full-sized 18+ member "Big Band" which performs music from all eras (including the big band era). We have one of the largest and most diverse libraries of big band music arrangements in the region and are prepared to perform the music our audience wants to hear rather than the music we think our audience ought to want to hear. Because the excitement of big band music is largely a result of the full-sized presentation format of the band itself, there exists a large body of music from all eras, generations, cultures and style categories which benefits enormously from performance by a big band even if it was not originally written for or performed by a big band.
We are based in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area (45 mi. west of Detroit) and will travel to your location.