We are a 22 piece Dance or Concert orchestra playing music from any era. We have professional male and female vocalists covering everything from Country, to pop, to Jazz.. My musicians are all top tier people with much experience in just about every venue. Our large group can be reduced to 17, 12, 10, 8, 6, or 5 people.
We have a Christian library for the big band, 8 and 5 piece groups as well.
Price Range: Depends on number of musicians used
Gig Length: 180 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
That our music was good for dancing or listening. I feature either a vocalist or and instrumentalist on just about every piece of music played. I have great Jazz players who perform very well on featured pieces. Great comments every time we play.
The Tommy Wade Orchestra has been in business for four years. We play at the Aladdin Shrine Center here in columbus every two months for six to eight hundred dancers and listeners. I play solo Trumpet covering several Maynard Ferguson and Doc Severinsen charts along with many of the standards played by just about everyone. My musicians are all seasoned pros and know how to make you warm and fuzzy. Carl Wyatt and Heidi Turner are my vocalists. There are none better!
Additional Booking Notes
We have our own sound, stands, and lighting. We do not bring chairs. Just give us chairs and a place to plug in several electronic devices and we are good to go.
My library is over 10,000 charts which makes us very flexible for the different venues. We can play a dance, Jazz Concert, weddings, dinner music, and a combination of any of those. I will be happy to discuss the play list with you.
|Larry Fox||Lead Trumpet|
|Tom Young||Split Lead Trumpet|
|Nelson Foucht||Lead/Jazz Trombone|
|Doug Lear||Split Lead/Jazz Trombone|
|Tom Allen||Bass Trombone|
|Tom Schwieterman||Lead/Jazz Alto|
|Stan Pomoroy||Jazz Tenor|
|Leo Hall||Tenor Sax|
|Tim Keller||Bari Sax|
|Wes Turner||MC and Vocalist|
|Heidi Turner||Female vocalist|
|Carl Wyatt||Male Vocalist|
|Larry Loeffert||Trumpet and Asst Director|
|Aaron Jude||Synth, Sax, and vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
I am a big band musician! I have followed Maynard Ferguson, Doc Severinsen, Arturo Sandoval and still try to cover some of their material. Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Woody Herman, The Tonight show band, and locally the Famous Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Arts Group. I have a lot of history with Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, and many others as well.