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Dave Banks Big Band


The Finest in Big Band Jazz
We welcome you to our home page. While there is no better way to experience The Dave Banks Big Band but live, and in person, this site will give you a glimpse into our band and its players. We can fill your need whether it is corporate, resort, casino or cruise ship entertainment, concerts, dances, backing major entertainers, or a wedding reception, this all-star band is THE band that will deliver for you with an excitement and professionalism that leaves the audience and client begging for more!

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The Dave Banks Big Band-  This powerhouse 17 piece swinging big band is
based out of Akron, Ohio and is led by Ohio native and 20 year Las Vegas
veteran trumpet artist, Dave Banks.  The band boasts of having the very top
players in the Northeast Ohio area including trumpeter John English, saxophonists Don Turoso, Bob Esterle and Dave Kana, trombonists Chas Baker, Scott Garlock and drummer Mark Gonder. Dave fronts the band with his soaring trumpet reminding you of Doc Severinson, Harry James and Maynard Ferguson. This band will definitely make your event sparkle. Their repertoire ranges from original compositions to standard big band favorites. Featured vocalists have included Peggy Coyle, Shannon Eller, Marsha Newman, Barb Knight, Helen Welch,  Michael Sonata, John Morton, Frederick Davis and Paul Hoffman.
Their library of big band music includes hit songs arranged by the best writers in the business. They have played to packed houses at the Cleveland Bop Stop, the Packard Music Hall, Carousel Dinner Theatre, The Tangier Ballroom and The Kent Stage. They will travel the United States, Canada and Europe and are available for Cruise Ship bookings.

Vocalist Mery White singing with "Frank Sinatra" impressionist Michael Matone

Our RAT PACK SHOW is ready for YOU!!
Special Rates Available!
   The Dave Banks Big Band is ready to bring the RAT PACK to your event and make it spectacular! Contact Dave to set up a date at 330-472-2512.

Dave and the Rat Pack
Dave and members of The Rat Pack!

Have Cause, Will Travel!
    Does your organization need a great fundraising event? Put The Dave Banks Big Band to work for you. We have done 50/50 concerts, dinner/show/dances and other packages designed to help bring in money for your particular cause. We work with schools as well as non-profit organizations and will discount rates to fit your budget needs. Contact us at and get the ball rolling for 2013-14.

Children's Concert Society Fundraiser Featured DBBB
   One of the things that we pride our band on is helping other causes succeed. On May 3, the DBBB performed for the Children's Concert Society Fundraising Evening at Todaro's in the Valley. We also went to Wooster High School May 10 promoting big band music by playing their 2014 Prom! It was a huge success and the high school students were dancing all night long!

Michael Sonata and the DBBB Together Again November 1!
   The DBBB team with Frank Sinatra Artist Michael Sonata once again on November 1, 2014  for the 100th Anniversary Gala  of St. Rocco's Parish being held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Independence, Ohio. Details for this date are coming soon!

DBBB Performs For Walsh Jesuit's 50th!
    The Dave Banks Big Band will be the feature performers at Walsh Jesuit High School's 50th Anniversary Gala, to be held September 27th at the school, located at 4550 Wyoga Lake Road in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Michael Sonata, Shannon Eller, and Tony Robinson will sing along with many band features. Also slated to perform will be Country artist Mark Leach, and the Strange Familiar, featuring Kira Leyden and Jeff Andrea. 
The event will feature food specials from 19 different local restaurants with WJHS ties. For more information on the event and to make reservations go to this site:

Michael Sonata as Frank Sinatra

DBBB Featured at the Grand Opening of the Westin Cleveland Hotel

Dave and the gang were in action on June 12 in Cleveland as they helped to open the newly remodeled Westin Cleveland Hotel. The band roared through some of its modern contemporary line up of material and featured some of the great instrumental talent like Mark Gonder, Don Turoso, Dave Kana, Bob Esterle, Theron Brown and Phil Brice. Pictures from the event are coming!

Dave and the Band just before the Westin Grand Opening!

DBBB To Back National Rat Pack Show October 2!

  The Dave Banks Big Band will be once again lending its musical talents to back major entertainers and also help a worthy cause. Flashes Of Hope will be presenting Big Shots and Little Stars on October 2, 2014 at the Quicken Loans Arena. Featured on the event will be one of the National touring Rat Pack Shows. The Musical Director is one of Dave's Las Vegas buddies, Lon Bronson.  For tickets to the event, go to: 

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