Gary Farr & His All Star Big Band

Why book Gary Farr & His All Star Big Band?

Classy All-Star Big Band for corporate events, private events and festivals with featured singers Matt Farr & Danielle N.

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Gary Farr's Big Band is the Real Deal!

Thank you for a great night of entertainment. My husband and I were really impressed with the professionalism and caliber of the musicians in this band at the Funky Biscuit. We were surprised of the blend of music from Buddy Rich, to The Beatles to Lady GaGa.
Can't wait to enjoy them again.

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Reviewer: Marsha
Event: Bar/Lounge in Boca Raton, FL
Event Date: Jan 15, 2012

Don't Miss Gary Farr's Big Band at The Funky Biscuit

If you're looking for a fantastic evening of awesome big band music played by some of the best musicians ever, Gary Farr and His All Star Big Band are the ticket at The Funky Biscuit in Boca's Royal Palm Place. Everyone said Tony Lavender was amazing, but listening to him sing and play the drums in person was beyond phenomenal. Gary Farr has found the best of the best and put them together on one stage. The repertoire ranged from Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich and Henry Mancini to The Beatles and Lady Gaga for an encore. It was really fun when the trumpet players got up to show their stuff. There was a superb trombone solo, and of course Ron Fattorusso on sax went all out. Glad Gary is bringing them back on Jan 29. And funkybiscuit.com says they will play Feb 12 -- perfect for Valentine's weekend.

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Reviewer: Mary D.
Event: Club/Nightclub in Boca Raton, FL
Event Date: Jan 15, 2012

Big Band's Comeback Led by Farr's Hot Group

There’s no doubt that Big Band music is coming back.

Another confirmation of that was clearly established in South Florida Sunday night. Gary Farr and His All Star Big Band scored a major victory for the Big Band genre with a knock-out performance at the Funky Biscuit club in Boca Raton, Florida.

It was billed as Boca’s Big Band Extravaganza. This performance transcended Boca Raton, though. It’s going to keep ringing through Florida and way beyond. The Funky Biscuit was packed. The place probably seats less than 200. But there was a plentiful Big Band feast on the table – a performance rich enough to feed an audience of thousands.

Farr, a talented keyboardist and band director, hand-picked some of Florida’s best for his band. The sax section was major-league good – no rookies there.

With these saxes blazing, this band kicked into a Buddy Rich’s arrangement of the “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” hit popularized by The Buckinghams. It was the highlight of the night as the song, raised pulses, blood pressures and heart rates, until the crescendo shook the room.

Farr brought in his son, Matt Farr, to do vocals on some numbers. As they say, the acorn don’t fall far from the tree. Matt who also fronts a Florida rock band, kicked butt, closing out the night with an adaptation of The Beatles’ Come Together.

Danielle Natividad, daughter of one of the band’s trumpeters, Juan Natividad, was hot – great stagecraft and good looks wrapped in purple satin. I haven’t been much of a Lady Gaga fan. But her rendition of Gaga’s “I’m on the Edge” emitted enough energy to light up the Miami Dolphins stadium with the brass and drums behind her conducting electricity of high voltage.

At any rate, for those of you who’ve been doubting that big band is coming back, you gotta hear this band.

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Reviewer: Ralph B.
Event: Club/Nightclub in Boca Raton, FL
Event Date: Jan 15, 2012

Fantastic. The crowd said it was the best they ever heard.

Absolutely the best I've heard in Florida. Selection, performance and execution was perfect.

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: Herbert M. G.
Event: Club/Nightclub in Boca Raton, FL
Event Date: Jan 15, 2012
Hired As: Big Band

Boca Can Blow its Own Horn Now

Gary Farr packed the house and went all out Sunday night at The Biscuit. This is big band at its best. The horns are mesmerizing and the drummer is the best I've seen. Going back in February.

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Reviewer: Mary K.
Event: Club/Nightclub in Boca Raton, FL
Event Date: Jan 15, 2012

The Stars were out and Swingin'

The ensemble of this caliber of musicians, all in tuxedos, rocked the house. We knew of Gary Farr and his fine reputation and the top notch musicians but wow, they exceeded our already high expectations. The sound- the selections- the guest singers. Bravo. Will watch for their gigs and hope to book them at upcoming corporate events.

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Reviewer: Gloria M.
Event: Club/Nightclub in Boca Raton, FL
Event Date: Jan 15, 2012

High Energy Music

What a great way to start the weekend! Gary Farr went all out on organ and keyboards - and Ron Fattorusso on sax visited every table.

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Reviewer: Mary D.
Event: Concert Venue in Boca Raton, FL
Event Date: Nov 4, 2011

Good show

Really enjoyed your performance the other night. Truly excellent.

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Reviewer: Lowell B.
Event: Concert Venue in Boca Raton, FL
Event Date: Nov 4, 2011

Fantastic!

Gary's group was smokin' hot last weekend. Ron, the sax guy, is world-class. There is some major talent at work here. Saying these are 'all star' musicians is an understatement. It's my understanding that Gary Farr is a composer as well as a keyboard master. At any rate, I enjoyed this music - big time.

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Reviewer: Ralph B.
Event: Concert Venue in Boca Raton, FL
Event Date: Nov 4, 2011

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 90 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: contact for prices
  • Languages: English

Overview

Specializes in private and corporate events. Great for country club dinner dances, conventions, festivals and holiday parties.

Additional Booking Notes

Please visit main web site or call for detailed information.

Past Booked Events

03/18/12 The Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton, FL
02/12/12 The Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton, FL
01/29/12 The Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton, FL
01/21/12 Private Event, Boca Raton, FL
01/15/12 The Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton, FL

Gary Farr & His All Star Big Band

Recording artist/pianist and Bandleader Gary Farr has returned to Florida organizing the 'best of the best' musicians to create a classy All Star Big Band with recording artists & guest singers Matt Farr & Danielle Natividad. Even though the band covers all of the Big Band era, we also play lots of fun party music from the 50's, 60's and Disco Era. From dinner music to get down and dance!

The team providing the talent:

Matt Farr

Singer

Tony Lavender

Drums/Singer

Danielle Natividad

Singer

Billy Ross

Saxophones

Ron Fattorusso

Saxophones

Randy Emerick

Saxophones

Mike Brignola

Saxophones

Richard Brookens

Saxophones

Doug Michels

Trumpet

David Gibble

Trumpet

Tom Stancampiano

Trumpet

Kevin Wilde

Trumpet

John Kricker

Trombone

Mike Balogh

Trombone

Martin Hand

Guitarist

Major Bailey

Trombone

Dave Kotowski

Trombone

Mike Egan

Trombone (alternate)

Jim Hayward

Alto Sax (alternate)

Steve Saunders

Trombone (alternate)

Gary Thomas

Upright/Electric bass

Jaun Natividad

Trumpet / bass (alternate)

Set List

Visit main web site for this information at www.garyfarrbigband.com

Influences & Inspiration

Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jr, Dean Martin, Natalie Cole, Beatles, Duke Ellington.

Setup Requirements

Acoutic baby or concert grand piano

staging requirements, please contact for more info

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