Dave Banks Big Band


The Finest in Big Band Jazz
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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 Michael Sonata as "Frank"

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!

National Rat Pack Show Features DBBB at Fundraiser!
    The Dave Banks Big Band once again showed its musical ability to back major entertainers and also help a worthy cause. Flashes Of Hope presented Big Shots and Little Stars on October 2, 2014 at the Quicken Loans Arena. Featured on the event was one of the National touring Rat Pack Shows. The Musical Director is one of Dave's Las Vegas buddies, Lon Bronson.  All of the Cavalier players, coaches and even owner Dan Gilbert were there lending their support as well. 1400 guests had a great time!

DBBB in Pit for "Guys And Dolls"
   Members of The Dave Banks Big Band will be lending their talents to the CenterStage production of "Guys and Dolls" held March 12-22, 2015 at Walsh Jesuit High School. Dave will serve as Director and Music Director of the show.

DBBB Horn Section Blows With The Temptations!
    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 To Again Feature DBBB!
   One of the things that we pride our band on is helping other causes succeed. On February 14, the DBBB will return to Wheeling, West Virginia to perform for the Catholic Charities Mardi Gras Gala held at the Wheeling Park White Palace, 1801 National Road in Wheeling. We performed for them in the past and it is always nice to have repeat clients. This attests to the kind of job the band does. If you would like to attend, here's the link: http://catholiccharitieswv.org/events/mardi-gras-gala/

Buddy Rich Tribute Show by DBBB at BluJazz in Akron April 3!
**Mark Gonder To Be Featured
    One of Dave's favorite big bands is the Buddy Rich Big Band. On April 3, The DBBB will honor this legend by presenting a concert of his music and feature DBBB drummer Mark Gonder at BluJazz Club on Market Street in Akron, Ohio. The show starts at 8:00pm and admission is only $15. There is a Dinner and Show package available  with 3 Point Restaurant for $40. For reservations, go to www.blujazzakron.com

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 dbanks1@neo.rr.com and get the ball rolling for 2015.

Dave Banks plays on the new, Dave Banks Signature Trumpet Mouthpiece made by Legends Brass! Click here to see their site!

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