Founded in 1991, The Bruce Long Orchestra provides the authentic swing sound of the big band era with a conventional 17 piece band. Our extensive library is comprised almost exclusively of charts from the Swing Era (1935-1945). We offer high quality, affordable entertainment for a variety of events including dances, dinner parties, wedding receptions and more.
Price Range: $1 hr $880, 2hrs $1,450
Gig Length: 45 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
We offer and variety of program styles and will work with our client to achieve his or her desired result. The program style will vary with the event type. For example, concerts may feature a musical program with a historical narrative preceding each tune whereas as dinner programs would consist of less dialog.
The Bruce Long Orchestra was organized in 1991 with the mission of providing high quality, affordable entertainment to our clients while preserving the authentic sound of the big band era. Over 25 years later, we remain committed to those same principles and proudly over our services to the public.
Additional Booking Notes
Clients should consider the size of the stage when booking a big band. While we do have setup options to accommodate various stage dimensions, it should be noted that a considerable area of any building will be occupied by 17 musicians with instruments, equipment and music stands.
Opus One, I'm Getting' Sentimental Over You, Johnson Rag, American Patrol, Little Brown Jug, I'll Never Smile Again, Woodchopper's Ball, How High The Moon, Tuxedo Junction, Pennsylvania 6-5000, A String of Pearls, Choo-Choo Ch-Boogie, On The Atchison, Topeka and The Santa Fe, Buttons and Bows, Let's Dance, In The Mood, No Name Jive, Flying Home, Route 66, Danny Boy, more.
Influences & Inspiration
Various bands of the 1935-1945 era.
We provide all required equipment.
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