Buddy Rich Tribute Show by DBBB a SOLD OUT SMASH at BluJazz Akron April 3!
**Mark Gonder Featured In Role Of Buddy
One of Dave's
favorite big bands is the Buddy Rich Big Band. On April 3, The DBBB honored this legend by presenting a concert of his music
and featured DBBB drummer Mark Gonder at the BluJazz Akron Jazz Club on 47 Market Street in Akron, Ohio. The show wound its
way through many of Buddy's signature charts, like "West Side Story," "Channel One Suite," "Basically Blues," "Time Check"
and literally 20 more! The band was on fire, and the house was an actual sell out! Many thanks to the guys in the band, and
Mike Wyatt, for making it happen! Look for the DBBB to return later in the year!
DBBB Horn Section Blows With
The horns were a-plenty on November 16 at the Warren Packard Music Hall as the DBBB
horn section backed the world famous Temptations. It was a packed house, and all the musical favorites were performed! The
audience was dancing in the aisle and the horns of course were terrific.
|The DBBB horn section backing The Temptations at Packard Hall
Catholic Charities Fundraiser Once Again Featured DBBB!
Return clients are
always very important to us. On February 14, the DBBB braved blinding snow to return to Wheeling, West Virginia and performed
for the Catholic Charities Mardi Gras Gala held at the Wheeling Park White Palace, 1801 National Road in Wheeling. This attests
to the kind of dedication the band has. Their event would have had a huge hole in the evening if we were unable to make
it. Kudos to the band, their driving skills, patience, and determination. Oh, and the band sounded fantastic!
DBBB and Michael Sonata To Do Sinatra Tribute June 14!
Dave and the gang will once again team up with Michael Sonata and do
their popular Sinatra Tribute Show on June 14 at 7pm at the Hudson Gazebo, on Rt. 91 and 303 in Hudson, Ohio. They will perform
many of Frank's big hits! This is a return engagement for the band, as they have performed at the Gazebo in the past. Best
of all, this show is open to the public and FREE, so mark your calendars and come on out!
Big Band Wedding Receptions! Nothing Like It!
If you've never had a chance to experience The Dave Banks Big Band doing a wedding reception, you have truly
missed something! Imagine hearing music from every era, be it swing, jazz, rock, motown, even some Broadway hits, all put
together with a client's particular wishes in mind! With our library of over 500 songs, a stable of vocalists able to cover
everything from Elvis to Sinatra to Janis Joplin, the DBBB has the versatility to make any reception sparkle. This was just
the case on April 10 at the reception of Molly Meyer and Chris Williams, who just married on Friday! This is the THIRD time
this family clan has hired the DBBB for a reception! They obviously trust Dave and the gang to provide great live music
for their reception needs!