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Dave Banks Big Band

Dave Banks Big Band

1 review

About Dave Banks Big Band

The Dave Banks Big Band- This powerhouse 17 piece swinging big band is based out of Akron, Ohio and is led by Ohio native and Las Vegas veteran trumpet artist, Dave Banks. The band boasts of having the top players in the Northeast Ohio area. Dave fronts the band with his soaring trumpet. They specialize in the ability to do themed shows including the "Sinatra Tribute Show," "Rat Pack" shows, "Rockin' Big Band Show"(featuring rock and R B music big band style!) This band will definitely make your event sparkle. They have a great dance book, and frequently back major entertainers. They travel the United States, Canada and are available for Cruise Ship bookings, casinos and Las Vegas Showrooms.




Verified Review

Corporate Event

By Martha N. on January 25, 2014

I had no idea what to expect when booking through Gigsalad. I had no references and no background in this area. I was planning a corporate event to honor our parents for our family business that started in 1956. The theme was stepping back in time to launch the future. When Dave Banks Big Band arrived, I was excited to see the setup and then, WOW! They began to practice and I was blown away by their talent and professionalism. I really thought I had stepped back in time to Las Vegas! Every detail of the evening exceeded all of my expectations. The Rat Pack was absolutely amazing, and as my dad said. "It was scary how much they were like Frank Sinatra, Sammy Dave, Jr., and Dean Martin." What an incredibly classy act. They honored our parents and blessed us tremendously! I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dave Banks Big Band and the Rat Pack. Thank you all for a wonderful and memorable evening. Let's do it again sometime!

Hired as: Big Band, Rat Pack Tribute Show

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: $2500 - $9000
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: AFM


What We Have Done: Corporate Award Shows and Events, Fundraising Galas, University Inaugurations, Showroom Feature Entertainment, Jazz Concerts and clubs, Summer City/Parks Concerts, Wedding Receptions, Themed Shows.

Current Themed Shows We Produce:

Frank Sinatra Tribute Show. We feature our Sinatra artist as he takes you through a two hour journey of music from "The Chairman of the Board." The music arrangements are just like the originals!

Back To Vegas With Frank And Dean. This is the Rat Pack "Lite" as our Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin characters play off each other and sing their famous songs!

Rat Pack Show. Frank, Dean, and Sammy. Together onstage, recreating the Copa Room at the Sands Hotel in old Las Vegas. It's a magical time, and an unforgettable experience.

Tribute To Elvis Presley. The King of Rock n Roll actually used a big band to back his live shows. We recreate the scenes from his comeback, Aloha, and Las Vegas Hotel International shows with authentic versions of Elvis's hits complete with back up singers too!

Rockin' Big Band Show. There is really nothing like hearing a big band do contemporary music. This show features R B, Classic Rock and Jazz performed by two tremendously talented singers and backed by the power of a big band. The music is electric, and you will go home singing the songs as well!

About Booking

Whether you hire Dave Banks Big Band or another Big Band for your Cleveland event, we strongly recommend that all communication be kept on the GigSalad booking platform as you book your Big Band. When you do, we’re able to offer numerous benefits that we cannot guarantee if you take communication or deposit payment off the GigSalad website. Our booking system is easy to use and handles secure deposit payments from you to the Cleveland Big Band of your choice.

Be sure that the quote/agreement your Big Band sends you outlines performance fees, travel fees, extras, arrival and departure times, cancellation policy, insurance information and other applicable details.

Past Booked Events

Aug 15, 2014 Concert Venue
Jan 24, 2014 Corporate Event

The team providing the talent:

Don Turoso

Lead Alto Sax

George Shernit

Alto Sax

Bob Esterle

Tenor Sax

Tom First

Tenor Sax

Dick Willis

Baritone Sax

John English

Lead Trumpet

Erik Gimbel


Chris DeMarco


George Carr


Phillip Brice


Chas Baker


Pete Cumming


Scott Garlock

Bass Trombone

Mark Gonder


Chris Conway


Dave Hammer


Alex Hoyt


Shannon Eller


John Morton


Michael Sonata


Mery White


Luciano Correa


Marsha Newman


Peggy Coyle


Paul Hoffman


Caesare Belvano


Stan Davis


Michael Matone


Nicholas Brooks


Sandra Emerick


Darla English


J.R. Richley


Richard Moore


Dave Morgan


Set List

Morning Song Dave Banks
New York, New York Kander/Wolpe
Misty Garner/Burke
Mood Indigo Ellington/Nestico
My Funny Valentine Kenton/Barduhn
Malaguena Kenton/Holman
Who Can I Turn To? Kubis
After The Lovin Bernstein/Wolpe
Over The Rainbow Arr. Wolpe
New York State of Mind Joel/Nestico
It Had To Be You Jones/Cobine
Baracuda Heart
I Don't Have The Heart Ingram/Taylor
Come Together Beatles-Tom Jones version
Playboy Louis Bellson
All Of Me Count Basie/Byers
Hocus Pocus Focus/Buddy Rich arr. M. Harris
Moondance Michael Buble
Harlem Nocturne Hagen
Ice Castles Hamlisch/Barduhn
Begin The Beguine Doc Severinson/Holman
Closely Dancing Sandoval/Calle
Dancing Nitely Maynard Ferguson/Holman
Sassy Billy Byers
The Queen Bee Nestico
Not Yet Mike Camilo
Why Not Mike Camilo
Caribe Mike Camilo
Jump, Jive and Wail Prima/Holmes
Soul Kitchen The Doors
Piece Of My Heart Janis Joplin
The Underdog Has Arisen Dechter
Diminuendo In Blue Ellington
Echoes Of Harlem Ellington
C Jam Blues Ellington
Circus Britney Spears arr. Perrico
Ill Wind Kenton/Mathieu
Even The Flowers Privsek
Big Dipper Thad Jones
Dizzyland Don Menza
A Child Is Born Thad Jones
Keep The Customer Satisfied Paul Simon
Late In The Evening Paul Simon
Fly Me To The Moon Sinatra/Nestico
I Can't Get Started With You Doc Severinson version
Phil Not Bill McConnell
On The Street Where You Live Arr. Niehaus
What A Difference A Day Makes Natalie Cole
People Maynard Ferguson/Sebesky
Good-bye Gordon Jenkins
Closing Time at the Engine Room Evans
Norwegian Wood Buddy Rich
I Get A Kick Out Of You Porter/MCDougall
Village Trumpets Barth
That's All Brandt/Byers
Come Fly With Me Sinatra/Van Heusen/Byers
I Got Da ZZZ's Goodwin
Let George Do It Kubis
Georgia Doc Severinson/Newsome/Banks
Slausen Cutoff Kubis
Big Ed's Monday Night Blues Kubis
Shiny Stockings Count Basie/Foster
Big D's Overnight Special Kubis
Just Friends Klenner/Wolpe
The Kid From Red Bank Count Basie/Hefti
The Tholian Web Goodwin
Theme Without A Movie Kubis
Be Bop Charlie Florence
Wave Buddy Rich/LaBarbera
I'll Be Seeing You Curnow
Fan It, Janet Maynard Ferguson/Sebesky
Georgia Newsome/Doc
Bluesette Gagliardi
There Will Never Be Another You Gagliardi
Give It One Maynard Ferguson/Downey
I Can't Get Started Cobine Version
Blue Shew/Brisker
Triste Don Turoso
A Little Minor Booze Kenton/Maiden
My Romance Arr. Dave Banks
As Long As I'm Singing Darin/Setzer
Up A Lazy River Darin/Feldbush
Mambo Swing Feldbush
Every Day I Have The Blues Chatman/Williams
September Song Anderson,Weill/Cobine
Danny Boy Maynard Ferguson/Sebesky
Alright, Ok, You Win Wyche/Nestico
Here's That Rainy Day T.Jones/Van Heuson
How High The Moon Feldbush
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered DonTuroso
The Man I Love Rogers/Hart/Morgan
Unforgettable Vaughan Weister
Day In, Day Out Arr. Harris
Lot Of Livin' To Do Holman/Kenton
Is This Any Way To Fall In Love Eder/Collins
Body and Soul arr. Harris
Beyond The Sea Robbie Williams/Darin
I Wish You Love Trenet
Take The A Trane Ellington/Whit Sidener
That's All Bobby Darin
Man With The Horn Harry James
It Might As Well Be Spring Maynard Ferguson/Sebesky
The Shadow Of Your Smile Woods
Elvin's Mambo Mintzer
So Many Stars Jobim/Baker
Five Alarm Fire Kubis
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear LaBarbera
March Of The Toys Doc Severinson/Newsome/Banks
Let It Snow Arr. Lance
Snowfall Arr. Feldbush
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Lance
Baby, It's Cold Outside DonTuroso
Baby It's Cold Outside Don Turoso
My Favorite Things Don Turoso
Morocco Freeman/Goodwin
Bacchanal Martino
What Child Is This Trad/Hicks
Still Commodores
Snowbound arr. Hicks
You Gotta Try Nestico
NightFlight Nestico
Hip Pocket arr. Paolucci
Tonight arr. Paolucci
Stardust Hoagy Carmichael
Dream Johnny Mercer
Quando, Quando, Quando Michael Buble
Black Bottom Stomp Morton/Stock
Look Out Zito
Tenderly Lawrence/Cobine
Rock Island Rocket Scott/Cobine
This Heart Of Mine Warren/Cobine
Pick Up The Pieces AWB/Phil Collings BB
Dr. Flock Severinson-Barone
Jus' The Way It Oughta Be! Kubis
Back In Blue Orleans Les Hooper
Someone To Watch Over Me Gershwin/Carney
Miss Fine Nelson
Second Race Thad Jones
Sweet Home Chicago Blues Bros
I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know BS&T
You've Made Me So Very Happy BS&T
Don't Change Horses Tower of Power
Recado Bossa Nova Luiz Antonio
Sussudio Phil Collins
Against All Odds Phil Collins
Over The Rainbow Alan Baylock/AON
Music And The Mirror Kenton
Maria Ferguson/Sebesky
Groove Blues Louis Bellson/Menza
I Remember Duke Woody Herman/Feather
At The Military Ball Woody Herman
Country Road Maynard Ferguson/Wheeler
MacArthur Park Maynard Ferguson/Drover
Hey Jude Maynard Ferguson/Drover
My Cherie Amour Stevie Wonder
What Is Hip Tower of Power
Feelin' Good Michael Buble
More Today Than Yesterday Spiral Staircase
Bandstand Boogie Barry Manilow
Chicago Buddy Rich
West Side Story Buddy Rich
Big Swing Face Buddy rich
Time Check Buddy Rich/Don Menza
What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong/Rod Stewart
Jersey Bounce Goodman
The Peanut Vendor Kenton/Simons
Ready Mix Holman/Rich
Straight No Chaser Buddy Rich
Stella By Starlight Nelson Riddle
The Summer Wind Sinatra
Luck Be A Lady Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight Sinatra
Sway Michael Buble
I Don't Got Nobody arr. Kubis
Charade Bobby Darin
Fly Me To The Moon Sinatra
A Night In Tunisia Dizzy Gillespe/Mossman
You Make Me Feel So Young Sinatra
Brickhouse Commodores
El Camino Real J.J.Johnson
Isn't She Lovely Sandoval/McNeill
All Night Long Sandoval/McNeill
Blue Skies Keely Smith
Respect Redding/Holmes
Don't Know Why Harris/Murtha
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By U Holland/Taylor
Shining Star EWF/Taylor
Rock This Town Setzer/Wolpe
I Wish Wonder/Tamaro
I'm Getting' Sentimental Over You Bassman
Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody Holmes
This Masquerade George Benson
Live and Let Die Kenton/Curnow
I'll Be Home For Christmas Arr. Ferguson
We Three Kings Don Turoso
I've Got Christmas Kubis
O Holy Night Kubis
Here We Come A Wassaling! Kubis
Deacon Blues Steely Dan/Norred
Deck The Halls Kubis
White Christmas Berlin
Santa Baby Javits, Springer and Springer
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Arr. Ferguson
America The Beautiful Kubis
Count Bubba Gordon Goodwin
Tomorrow's Blues Today Foster
Caught A Touch Of Your Love Schurr/Basie
Here Comes Santa/Santa Claus Is Comin Linda Eder Version
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm Berlin/Ella F. version
Jingle Bells Pierpont/Clayton-Krall version
Jesus, What A Wonderful Child Mariah Carey/trans. Banks
String Of Pearls Miller
Mack The Knife Tyler
Kansas City Leiber
When The Saints Come Marchin In Traditional
Satin Doll Ellington/Nestico
Don't Rain On My Parade Darin/Feldbush
Almost Like Being In Love Ella Lowe/Lerner
Intermission Riff Kenton
Maybe This Time Cabaret
Hello Dolly Shelli
This Can't Be Love Natalie Cole
Just One Of Those Things Ella
Cabaret Shelli
Hey Look Me Over Judy Garland
When Sunny Gets Blue Zentner/Hanlon
Mambo #5 Perez Prado
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White Perez Prado
Ain't It A Kick In The Head Dean Martin
Beauty And The Beast Pebo Bryson
Beer Barrel Polka Lowden
Pennsylvania Polka Manners
Cottontail Ellington
I Wanna Be Loved By You Marilyn Monroe/trans Banks
Stuff Like That There Bette Midler
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Bette Midler
It Only Happens Every Time Thad Jones
Smooth Operator Sade
Someone To Watch Over Me Dedrick
Embraceable you Dedrick
La Cumparsita Rodriguez
Kiss Of Fire Allen/Hill
Sing, Sing, Sing Wolpe
Tea For Two Youmans
Moon River Mercer
Watch What Happens Legrand
Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars Jobim
Meditation Jobim
Girl From Ipanema Jobim
Sentimental Journey Les Brown
Moten Swing Count Basie
Things Ain't What They Used To Be Woody Herman
Anema E Core Manlio
Leap Frog Les Brown
Woodchopper's Ball Woody Herman
Tonight Bernstein
April In Paris Count Basie
That Old Black Magic Billy May
Fascination Stock
In The Mood Doc Severinson version
In The Mood Miller
Eager Beaver Kenton
Two O'Clock Jump Harry James
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me Ellington
In A Minor Mood Bob Crosby
In A Mist Beiderbecke
Back Bay Shuffle Shaw
Don't Get Around Much Anymore Ellington
Johnson Rag J. Dorsey
Don't Be That Way Goodman
Blues On Parade Woody Herman
Pennsylvania 65000 Miller
At Last Miller
Taking A Chance On Love Clinton
Cherokee Charlie Barnet
Ultra Harry James
I Can't Get Started Gershwin
That's Amore Dean Martin
When You're Drinkin'/Tramp Dean Martin
You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You You've Not yetDon't Ch
Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime Dean Martin
Volare/Evening In Roma Dean Martin
Please Don't Talk About Me Dean Martin
The Birth of the Blues Sammy Davis Jr.
Son of a Preacher Man Dusty Springfield
Love Shack B-52s
Power of Love Huey Lewis
Get Ready Rare Earth
Into The Mystic Van Morrison
Celebration Kool and the Gang
Soul Vaccination Tower of Power
I Like Your Style Tower of Power
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett
You Can Call Me Al Paul Simon
Yesterday Beatles
Elvis Medley Heartbreak, Hound Dog, All Shook Uup Elvis
Chattanooga Choo-Choo Miller
My Reverie Clinton
South Rampart Street Parade Crosby
720 In The Books Savitt
I'm Coming Virginia Goodman
Quaker City Jazz Savitt
One O'Clock Jump Count Basie
The Elks Parade Sherwood
Little Brown Jug Miller
Sing, Sing, Sing Goodman
Hawaiian War Chant T. Dorsey
Moonlight Serenade Miller
So Rare J. Dorsey
Stompin' At The Savoy Goodman
Song Of India T. Dorsey
Artistry In Rhythm Kenton
Auld Lang Syne Guy Lombardo

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