The Baytown Big Band, formerly The Baytones, is an 18-piece Big Band that has been together since 1995. They are repeat winners of the Review Magazine "Best Big Band Award," winning in 1997, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. They are also the winners of the 2010 Freeland Freedom Festival "Battle of the Bands."
The Baytown Big Band has a large "book." This enables them to play vintage swing tunes to modern jazz selections. They play selections from Miller to Maynard, Goodman to Goodwin.
For "Good Music for Good Times," the Baytown Big Band is your best bet.
Our event yesterday went off without a problem. The band was wonderful and played all the songs that the folks in attendance remembered. People filing out after the concert said they were transported back to the 40's which was a memorable time for them.
I'd hire them again in an instant.....
Response from The Baytown Big Band:
Thanks, Max! You know where to find us. :)
Price Range: $1000-$5000
Gig Length: 90 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
Clients can expect a quality, professional band. They sound professional and look that way too.
The members of the Baytown Big Band are past, present, and future music educators with a plethora of experience in the big band/jazz area. The band can play a formal reception, a dance party, an outdoor concert, or any other type of event that needs a professional Big Band.
Additional Booking Notes
The band is 18-pieces. Therefore, adequate room for the whole band to set-up is a requirement. The band brings their own equipment with the exception of 11 armless folding chairs.
Past Booked Events
|October 12, 2013||Other|
The set list will vary, according to the type, length, and location of the event.
|Sue||Lead Alto sax|
|Don||Lead Tenor sax|
Influences & Inspiration
The Baytones many influences include: Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Maynard Ferguson, Brian Setzer, Gordon Goodwin, Arturo Sandoval, and many more.
10 armless folding chairs
5 grounded electrical outlets
Ann Arbor, MI
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