Ken Taylor's "Golden Era Dance Band" is a 12-piece group that brings to life the great dance band hits from the 30's through the 60's. Music from the Miller, Goodman, Ellington, Basie, Shaw, Kenton, Brown and other big bands is skillfully played for your dancing enjoyment. Re-create those great ballroom days with the elegant big band sounds of Ken Taylor's "Golden Era Dance Band".
Price Range: $600 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Insurance: $100,000 - Personal liability
What to Expect
Ken Taylor's "Golden Era Dance Band" is a full-sized dance orchestra. The standard uniform is black tuxedo, unless otherwise specified. The band recreates the classic dance hit songs from the libraries of the Miller, Basie, Ellington, Goodman, Shaw, Kenton, Brown band libraries, for your dancing pleasure.
Ken Taylor is a retired music educator. He created the "Golden Era Dance Band" in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2012 to provide dance music drawn from the libraries of the big bands that toured the USA from the 1930's through the 1960's.
Ken has moved back to his home town of Cincinnati, Ohio. Now his "Golden Era Dance Band" serves southwest Ohio, southeast Indiana, and northern Kentucky with the same outstanding dance music from the big band era.
Additional Booking Notes
Ken Taylor's "Golden Era Dance Band" is fully equipped with music stands, lights, keyboard, drums, and PA sound system. The PA can be used by the client for special announcements, remarks, speeches, and/or special presentations. All the band needs is electric power to site, and if outside, protection against the weather.
Ken Taylor's "Golden Era Dance Band" set lists could include:
Begin The Beguine - Arte Shaw
Pennsylvania 6-5000 - Glenn Miller
Let's Dance - Benny Goodman
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington
Eager Beaver - Stan Kenton
Leap Frog - Les Brown
String of Pearls - Glenn Miller
Moten Swing - Count Basie
Woodchoppers Ball - Woody Herman
|Jerry Robinson||Alto Sax|
|Grant Koeller||Tenor Sax|
|Ron Bramledge||Bari Sax|
Influences & Inspiration
Ken Taylor's "Golden Era Dance Band" brings to life the dance music of: Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Arte Shaw, Stan Kenton, Les Brown and other big bands that toured the USA from the 1930's through the 1960's.
Stage for 12 musicians.
2. Lighting for the entire stage
3. If outside, covered protection of the entire stage, back, and sides, from the weather
4. Electric power for band lights, electronic instruments, PA system.
Straight line, no-step off loading of equipment from building exterior to stage.