I have known Mr. Smolen for well over 15 years. I have taken bus tours of dancers to numerous Midwest Ballrooms and Casinos just to dance to his music. There are many Big Band that perform Big Band music, but the Smolen Orchestra plays Big Band music "with a beat you can dance to." His program have always been entertaining and directed to the people in attendance.
Our New dance club has Dinner Dances that attracts people of all ages including some that actually danced at the Aragon Ballroom. We also attract many young professionals that are learning the fine art of Ballroom Dancing.
While Mr Smolens orchestra plays all the classics of the Big Band Era including In the Mood, he does not forget the young people in attendance and performs many pop standards in Ballroom tempos for them. We also hire the Smolen Orchestra for our dinner dances because you can eat dinner and still have a conversation at the same time.
Oh yes..I almost forgot... Plus we can dance !
Hired as: Big Band, 1930s Era Entertainment, 1940s Era Entertainment, Jazz Band, Swing Band