Ovations Big Band

Why book Ovations Big Band?

Ovations is the new premier big band of the Southeast. Led by veteran trumpet player Don Edwards, it performs all the Standards and Swing tunes from the Big Band era along with Oldies, Rock, Latin and Contemporary Music as needed for dances. Ovations is equally at home performing for shows, dances and receptions. With its extensive song list and exceptional ability to read and cater to the crowd, it is truly the big band designed with all ages in mind!



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Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: $2,500-$5,500
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: AFM


The band provides its own band stands, stand lights and library. For local and regional engagements, it can also provides its own keyboard and drums. For smaller, local venues it can provide sound. For shows, festivals, larger venues and engagements outside the region, it will need a piano or quality electric keyboard, drum set and sound system.

Past Booked Events

06/17/06 Stonewall Jackson HS Class Reunion & Fund Raiser ('41 - '89), Charleston, WV
06/16/06 Stonewall Jackson HS Class Reunion & Fund Raiser ('41 - '89), Charleston, WV
05/14/06 Mother's Day Concert, Ballantyne Village, Charlotte, NC

Ovations Big Band

The OVATIONS BIG BAND is a premier commercial dance band led by veteran trumpeter Don Edwards, whose illustrious background includes ten years with the name bands during the big band era, and fifteen years in Vegas, performing in stage shows during its prime for the great artists and entertainers, including Ella Fitzbgerald, Nat King Cole and the Rat Pack, among others.

The Ovations Big Band can vary in size from seven to fifteen pieces. It is designed for special events such as wedding receptions, anniversaries, corporate affairs and private parties. With its hand-picked musicians, extensive song list and exceptional ability to read and cater to the crowd, OVATIONS always welcomes requests from the audience, and is equally at home performing for concerts and dances, as well as providing a background of smart listening music at receptions.

The team providing the talent:

Jane Eisaman



Wow!.......This is the best band I've heard since leaving Vegas!!

– Wayne Powers

Set List

No set sets

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with Ovations Big Band to find out what their setup requirements are.

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