From "soft and sultry" to "get up on your feet and dance!" the Al Fenton Big Band plays it all. From the 1920s to present day jazz, the big band performs blues, jazz and swing from all ages. We pride ourselves in our professionalism and dedication to the sound of the Big Band!
The Al Fenton Big Band has collaborated with the Universalist Church of West Hartford to produce our annual "Cabaret!" evening for several years now, and I can't recommend them highly enough! Wonderful music-making, very professional, and super-friendly. I can't wait to make music with them again next year.
Response from Al Fenton Big Band:
Thank you so much for asking us to perform for your event. We look forward to next year!
Kathy Neri, bandleader
Price Range: $800-$3500
Gig Length: 60 - 300 minutes
Unions: MENC, And NEA, CEA
What to Expect
The audience can expect to tap their toes, get up on the dance floor and dance. Whether it is to a slow ballad or a swinging' number, you will hear great musicians performing the standards in jazz, blues and swing, as well as modern music. Our playlist can be customized for your event!
The Al Fenton Big Band has been performing together for over 15 years. My name is Kathy Neri and I am the bandleader for the band. Our band specializes in performing jazz, and swing like only a big band can! We are an 18 piece big band featuring the vocals of Corinne Thurston! Her energy and style is breathtaking! Playlists can be customized for your event. We are ready to make your occasion memorable!
Additional Booking Notes
We have our own sound for performances. We need approximately 18 armless chairs. We require 4 20 amp outlets for our electronic instruments. A grand piano is always wonderful, but we can also bring our own keyboard.
Stage measurements should be 17 feet deep by 26 across is ideal, but we have worked in smaller spaces. We can bring our own stand lights or you may provide stage lighting for us.
Past Booked Events
|November 10, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Veteran's Day Dance|
|September 01, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Wapping Fair|
|October 14, 2017 • 7:30pm - 11:30pm||Harvest Dance|
|October 07, 2017 • 12:30pm - 2:30pm||Garlic Fest|
|September 10, 2017 • 10:30am - 1:30pm||Wapping Fair|
|July 30, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Stafford Springs Sounds of Summer|
|July 20, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Sounds of Summer - East Hartford|
|June 17, 2017 • 7:30pm - 11:00pm||Summer Solstice Ball|
|October 14, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Harvest Dance, New England Carousel Museum|
|August 27, 2016 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Private party|
|July 24, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Hyde Park, Stafford Springs|
|July 07, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Marco Polo Restaurant|
|July 01, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||New Britain Art Museum|
|June 17, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||New England Carousel Museum|
|June 02, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Marco Polo Restaurant|
|May 20, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Universalist Church, West Hartford|
|May 05, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Marco Polo Restaurant, East Hartford|
|April 29, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||New England Carousel Museum, Bristol|
|April 21, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Village At Buckland Road|
|April 07, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Marco Polo Restaurant|
|March 31, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Sunset Ridge, East Hartford|
|March 03, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Marco Polo Restaurant|
Set lists can be customized for your event. We have over 3 big books of music. You can find our complete playlist on our website at (link hidden) or you can call me to have it faxed/emailed to you.
Influences & Inspiration
We are influenced by every performance we do. We perform for school systems, business corporations, summer music concert series, galas, weddings, birthday parties, and festivals. We also perform for major holiday celebrations such as the fourth of July, Veteran's Day, Memorial Day and New Year's Day to name a few! Big Band artists such as Glen Miller and Benny Goodman influence our style, as well as Norah Jones, Bette Miller, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holiday and Jane Monheit to name a few more.
18 armless chairs and an electric outlet
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