Buddy Rich Tribute Show by DBBB a SOLD OUT SMASH at BluJazz Akron, band to RETURN on July 2!
Returns to BluJazz Akron After Tremendous Opening Show
Dave Banks Big Band will be returning to BluJazz Akron on 47 Market Street July 2nd at 8pm. Tickets are on sale at www.blujazzakron.com
. This engagement follows the highly succesful initial show the DBBB did honoring the legendary Buddy
Rich, and featured DBBB drummer Mark Gonder. This show, themed "Heroes," will virtually feature every member of the band paying
tribute to a performer or writer who influenced their playing! It will be an exciting evening, featuring the music of Bill
Watrous, Carl, Fontana, Duke Ellington, Bob Florence, Maynard Ferguson, John Coltrane, Doc Severinsen, Buddy Rich, Wayne Bergeron,
and even Tower of Power! There's GREAT food, and BluJazz is now the crown JEWEL of Jazz in Akron! Reservations are only
$15, so since the last one was sold out, we recommend you get your tickets ahead of time! There's GREAT food, and it's a very cool place! Only $15 cover. Many thanks to the guys in
the band, and Mike Wyatt, for making this happen!
Click HERE for TICKETS to DBBB at BluJazz!
Thunder and Rain Can't Stop the DBBB and Michael Sonata Doing Their Sinatra Tribute!
**Show Moved To Hudson High School
and the gang will once again teamed up with Michael Sonata and did their popular Sinatra Tribute Show on June 14. Only due
to the weather, it was moved indoors to Hudson High School. They performed many of Frank's big hits and did some of
their own specialty numbers as well! This was a return engagement for the band, as they have performed at the Gazebo in the
past. Best of all, this show was open to the public and FREE! Many thanks to the Hudson Bandstand Committee, and all the faithful
big band lovers who came out! You can see the Sinatra Tribute Show next at the Macklin Center in Streetsboro on August 29,
where they will be joined by Stan Davis, who will portray Sammy Davis Jr! Ticket information will be coming shortly.
Another Big Band Wedding, and Another Satisfied Couple!
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. On May 16, the
DBBB came out with a wide variety of styles for the reception of Anna Caldwell and Jason Saini, held at the Lake Erie Building
in Lakewood, Ohio. Afterwards, Anna wrote the band, saying, "Thank you so much for making our wedding reception so memorable.
The band was fantastic. The singers were spectacular!"
The band also performed on April 10 at the reception of Molly Meyer and Chris Williams! 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!
DBBB Filling 2015 With Some Swinging Events!
If you can't get to Hudson on June 14, don't worry, the DBBB has more appearances up their sleeve for 2015.
They will be coming back to BluJazz Akron for a return engagement on July 2. On August 29, they will perform their "Sinatra
and More" Show at the Macklin Center in Streetsboro, Ohio. Then, they will be doing their "Sinatra Tribute Show at the Music
Box in Cleveland on November 28. The band will perform a Big Band Christmas Show on December 10 at the Rocky River Retirement
Center. Many of the guys will be also lending their talents to the CenterStage Theatre November 13-22 when they perform
in the orchestra for "White Christmas." More dates will be coming soon too, so stay tuned!