"Incredibly talented and sounded as close to Sinatra himself as I’ve ever heard."
Relive the swinging evenings of the Big Band era with the music of the St. Louis Big Band. Hear the music sparkle in this phenomenal show and re-discover the glory of the past with the best 1940's style "Big Band" group from the United States, featuring the charismatic Joe Scalzitti as a young Frank Sinatra. They will put you "In The Mood" with their musical numbers of jazz and swing. Do not miss this incredible chance to relive the nostalgia of the forties.
Available nationwide in The US & Canada. VISIT THEIR WEBSITE FOR AVAILABILITY AND RATES.
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Price Range: Contact for Pricing
Gig Length: 60 - 300 minutes
Insurance: $2,000,000 - Full
What to Expect
Overview Description (From Above) En français:
Revivez les soirées rythmé de l'époque des "Big Band" avec la musique du Big Band of St. Louis. Venez voir jaillir les étincelles musicale dans ce spectacle phénoménal et re-découvrez les succès du passé avec le meilleur 1940's style "Big Band" groupe des Etats-Unis, mettant en vedette le charismatique Joe Scalzitti en jeune Frank Sinatra. Ils vous en mettront plein la vue avec leurs numéros musicaux de jazz et swing. Ne manquez surtout pas cette incroyable chance de revivre la nostalgie des années quarante et de revenir en arrière avec c'est succès d'antan. Visitez notre site web pour disponibilités et tarifs. Performant nationalement au Canada sur demande.
What To Expect
In addition to their usual dance & concert repertoire The St. Louis Big Band is available to play:
Cocktail & Dinner Hour Music By The St. Louis Big Band Quartet:
All St. Louis Big Band banquet performances include their jazz quartet for dinner and/or cocktails at no additional charge. The quartet music is soft enough that even people directly in front of the quartet can comfortably carry on a conversation. NOTE: The Quartet must be able to perform from the same location as the big band.
The Hora by The St. Louis Big Band:
The St. Louis Big Band is available to perform this traditional Jewish circle dance to the music of Hava Nagila & Hevenu Shalom Aleichem.
Second Line Parades by The St. Louis Big Band:
This New Orleans tradition is appropriate for any celebratory event including weddings. Book The St. Louis Big Band for a stand-alone Second Line performance or add it to your event as a special touch. The distance can be as short as just around the room or as long as several miles.
The Tarantella by The St. Louis Big Band:
The Tarantella: Originating from Southern Italy The St. Louis Big Band is available to perform this traditional Italian folk dance. The St. Louis Big Band can also perform The Godfather Waltz.
Holiday Music by The St. Louis Big Band:
The St. Louis Big Band is available to perform a holiday program including the popular favorite "Sleigh Ride" by Leroy Anderson. Selections Include: Silent Night, Jingle Bells, White Christmas, The Kings of Swing, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Here Comes Santa Claus, Blue Christmas, Auld Lang Syne, Sleigh Ride, The Christmas Song, Frosty The Snow Man, Christmas Time Is Here, I'll Be Home For Christmas, Let It Snow, Silver Bells, A Big Band Christmas, & O Holy Night.
Patriotic Music by The St. Louis Big Band:
The St. Louis Big Band is available to perform a patriotic program including the Armed Forces Medley. Selections Include: Armed Froces Medley, The American Patrol, God Bless America, America (My Country Tis of Thee), America The Beautiful, Battle Hymn of the Republic, George M. Cohan Medley, God Bless the USA, It's A Grand Old Flag, Shenandoah, The Star Spangled Banner, The Stars and Stripes Forever, This Is The Army Mister Jones, & Pomp and Circumstance.
The St. Louis Big Band was founded in 2010 by visionary alto saxophonist and composer Ryan Sheehan who was at the time 19 years old. His goal was to create a modern big band that has the energy, emotion, & passion of the great bands of yesteryear.
The 1930s were a time when big bands ruled the charts and over one-thousand 16-18 piece bands toured the country by train, bus, and boat playing the pop music of the day. The style was hot jazz and with vocals from artists like Peggy Lee and screaming clarinet riffs from the likes of Benny Goodman big band music quickly stole the attention of every single American regardless of age, race, or gender.
The St. Louis Big Band seeks to embody the spirit, energy, and passion that originally brought big band music to the forefront of popular music. We respect the past but look toward the future.
We are known for FRANK SINATRA, SWING, HOT-JAZZ & OLDIES with a smattering of pop covers for fun. The St. Louis Big Band is available in a 9 to 18 piece format.
The Band is made up of experienced professionals of all ages. Many have decades of experience and some have previously worked with the world's top artists. A short list of musicians STLBB members have performed with include Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, 2 time Grammy award winning songwriter Howard Levy of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, The Canadian Brass, Greg Pattillo (The Beatboxing Flutist), and many more.
Additional Booking Notes
The St. Louis Big Band books by the gig, not the hour. Rates are based on a standard maximum of 3 hours by the band, 2 hours by their quartet (for dinner or pre-show music), and at banquet performances, 2 hours by their DJ. All packages are designed to cover up to 7 hours. Wedding ceremonies are NOT included within their regular pricing.
All options include TWO vocalists: male Sinatra style singer and a female vocalist.
They offer the following optional add-on services, available for a additional fee:
#1 - Room Uplighting: $80 Per Light
#2 - Suspended Socket String Lights - 50ft Strands: $30 Per Light
#3 - Moving-Head Lighting for Dance Floor: $600 for 2
#4 - Jazz Quartet (Jazz Only) for Ceremony: $800.00
#5 - Solo Pianist (All-Styles) for Ceremony: Local: $500.00, 151 miles or more from 63101: $800.00
#6 - Continuous Live Music (Rolling breaks, popular on the East-Coast): $800.00
#7 - Professional Tap Dancer: $600.00
#8 - Professional Swing Dancers (2): $800.00
#9 - Early Set-Up: $800.00
#10 - Custom Art Band-Stands: Reusable: 9-Piece: $1,500.00, 12-Piece: $2,500.00, 18-Piece: $3,000.00, Yours To Keep After The Event: 9-Piece: $2,500.00, 12-Piece: $3,500.00, 18-Piece: $4,000.00.
#11 - Tie Color Add-On: 9-Piece: $300.00, 12-Piece: $450.00, 18-Piece: $550.00
#12 - Online Ticket Sales: $75.00 + $50.00 Printing Fee (Fee waived if you provide the tickets)
New! Vendor meals are no longer required at any performance type. The band does not need to be included in the guest count at reception performances.
Unless the continuous live music add-on is selected the band requires 1, 15 minute break after every hour of performance (per industry standard). At banquets their DJ continues to spin & take requests during breaks.
Performance Area Type & Dimensions:
The amount & type of space required by the band is flexible. They can use a stage, raised platforms (when provided) or the floor. Their minimum recommended space is not much larger than the space much smaller bands & even DJs require.
Option #1: At least 30 feet x 30 feet suggested
Option #2: At least 18 feet x 18 feet suggested
Option #3-#4: At least 16 feet x 12 feet suggested
Note: Historically, the stages that big bands performed on were very small. A small stage limits performer motion but doesn't hinder musical performance in any way. At banquet performances the closest table is often just 2 or 3 feet away & there have not been any previous complaints about this configuration.
All necessary performance equipment & set-up is included within St. Louis Big Band quotes:
- PA System
- Dance Floor Lighting
- St. Louis Big Band Music Stands
- 1 to 2 Hour Set-Up
A portable stage and/ or risers is NOT included or required.
STL Big Band Repertoire
The STL Big Band features Sinatra Style Vocalist Joe Scalzitti & a Female Vocalist.
In The Mood
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Little Brown Jug
Zoot Suit Riot
When I Fall In Love
Jump Jive & Wail
Beyond the Sea
I'm Beginning To See The Light
It Don't Mean A Thing
Sing Sing Sing (Part I)
Girl From Ipanema
The Godfather Waltz
Beer Barrel Polka
Take The A Train
One O' Clock Jump
Budweiser Theme (Here Comes The King)
It's All About the Bass
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
25 or 6 to 4
Naked Gun Theme
Gimme Some Lovin
Mercy Mercy Mercy
When The Saints
Long and Winding Road
Let It Be
The Second Line (Joe Avery Blues)
Hevenu Shalom Aleichem
Male Vocalist Features:
Can't Help Falling In Love
What A Wonderful World
The Way You Look Tonight
Come Fly With Me
Love Is Here To Stay
Night And Day
Fly Me To The Moon
You'll Never Know
One For My Baby
You'll Never Walk Alone
All of Me
Someone To Watch Over Me
Strangers in the Night
New York New York
All or Nothing at All
I'll Never Smile Again
I'll Be Seeing You
I've Got You Under My Skin
Just One of Those Things
It Was A Very Good Year
Put Your Dreams Away
Saturday Night is the Loneliest Night of the Week
I'm In The Mood for Love
Black or White
Thinking Out Loud
Female Vocalist Features:
Over The Rainbow
For Once In My Life
Mack The Knife
Maybe This Time
Minnie The Moocher
Don’t Stop Believin
Rolling in the Deep
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Twist and Shout
Play That Funky Music
Johnny B. Goode
Influences & Inspiration
The Isley Brothers
The Glenn Miller Orchestra
The Benny Goodman Orchestra
The Phil Collins Big Band
The Harry James Orchestra
Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
Nat King Cole
Harry Connick, Jr.
8 Armless Chairs
Power Outlet (non generator)
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