Dance to music from the Birth of Swing and The Jazz Age in a vintage, nightclub atmosphere straight out of the Swing Era. Barron's Big Band delivers a jolt of hip, transporting us to an era of unmatched musical composition and revelry.
The Jazz Age officially roared into the 1920s when jazz dance music first became popular. Barron's Big Band roars right back playing the swing era's Great American Songbook from the 20s, 30s and 40s, and jazz and blues from the 50s and 60s. We evoke the age of jazz with classic, crooner vocals and an ultra-hip rhythm-section featuring upright bass, piano, drums, and then add a 5-piece horn section and jazz guitar. With the crooner adding the occasional strums of ukulele, the atmosphere will both return you to the carefree, giddy feeling at the birth of jazz and launch your evening into the present and forward.
Barron's Big Band introduces us to a crop of talented, prominent jazz musicians who contribute a generous helping of originality to the Great American Songbook. Check out the bold interpretation of a song like "Mack the Knife" or the delight and humor of "That's Amore.” It translates. Barron's voice and the band are in another league. In the spirit of legendary jazz, we build the core band around upright bass, piano, drums, and vocals. You can also select a more intimate experience with Barron's Little Big Band, adding 3 horns while still playing directly from the original arrangements and charts, capturing the full character of the songs as composed. For cocktail sets, we offer a more portable, acoustic jazz trio featuring piano keyboard, upright bass, and horn. Members of the group all have jazz chops and professional experience with most being prominent Colorado university jazz instructors.
NOTE: This artist and band can be hired to travel to any location.
Barron, a classically trained singer, grew up in Santa Monica, California, amidst the influences of his opera-singing mother and family friends such as Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra. His family was intimately connected to the heavyweights of the era. Barron's godfather, Barron Hilton, got Sinatra to perform at JFK's Democratic Convention in Beverly Hills. Barron's father, Geary Steffen, was married to Jane Powell who danced and sang in some of MGM's top musicals such as Royal Wedding with Fred Astaire.
Barron's own music career began in Italy, where his hit single "It's Not Really Over" reached number 17 on the billboard charts. Back in the U.S., Barron's band was recognized as one of L.A.'s top 10 unsigned. Barron's Big Band returned him to his roots in the American standards, quickly establishing him as a top tier player with repeat performances at the Governor's Ball of New Mexico, The Four Seasons Hotel, and frequent multi-national corporate events.
Simply stated, Barron Steffen's music brings the romantic American music standards to life. Just ask repeat clients like Paul Layer, Chairman of the Governor's Ball of New Mexico, 2010 and 2011, “Barron's music, singing, and generosity were all above and beyond. So many folks asked about how to reach him. So much of our success was thanks to him. Everybody without exception was thrilled by his performance and his Big Band. ”
Absolutely, the BEST way to know if a band will provide you with the unique musical experience that you envision for your event is to watch them perform live. So, please watch and listen to Barron and the band's live performances here or on his personal website. We have almost always been able to meet a client's needs and budget once we have spoken together about the options available for providing you with your ideal evening. We also travel to your events that are out of state with appropriate lodging and travel.
There is no other band in the area but ours that can do the great American songbook, standards music, at a level that is commensurate with Sinatra, Buble, and Connick.
For the highest quality jazz, most experienced performers, and greatest flexibility in meeting your needs, contact us today and let us know how we can make your event the memory of a lifetime!
Children's Birthday Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
A Wink and a SmileHarry Connick Jr.
Ain't That a Kick in the HeadRobbie Williams
All the WayFrank Sinatra
Alright Ok You WinJoe Williams
As Time Goes ByVarious
Baby, It's Cold OutsideLouis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald
Beyond the SeaBobby Darin
Buona SeraLouis Prima
Call Me IrresponsibleSinatra, Buble
Chattanooga Choo Choo (Big Band only)Various
Come Fly With MeFrank Sinatra
DindiAntonio Carlos Jobim
Embraceable YouFrank Sinatra
Feeling GoodMichael Buble
FeverPeggy Lee, Michael Buble
Fly Me to the MoonFrank Sinatra
Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear)Frank Sinatra
For All We KnowDonny Hathaway
For Once In My LifeFrank Sinatra, Michael Buble
Georgia On My MindRay Charles
God Bless the ChildBillie Holiday
Grazin' in the Grass (Big Band only)Various
Have Yourself a Merry Little ChristmasJudy Garland, Frank Sinatra
Here's That Rainy DaySammy Davis Jr
How Long Has This Been Going On?Ray Charles
I Could Write a BookHarry Connick Jr.
I Get a Kick Out of YouFrank Sinatra
I Got RhythmGene Kelly
I'll Be Home for ChristmasFrank Sinatra, Michael Buble
I'll Be Seeing YouFrank Sinatra
I've Got a Crush on YouFrank Sinatra
I've Got the World on a StringFrank Sinatra
I've Got You Under My SkinFrank Sinatra, Michael Buble
I've Grown Accustomed to Her FaceVarious
I've Grown Accustomed to Your FaceTony Bennett
In the Wee Small HoursFrank Sinatra
It Had to Be YouFrank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr.
Jump Jive and WailLouis Prima
Just in TimeFrank Sinatra, Sammy Davis
L-O-V-ENat King Cole
Let It SnowDean Martin
Let There Be LoveNat King Cole
Luck Be a LadyFrank Sinatra
Mack the KnifeBobby Darin
MaryAnne (Big Band only)Colin James
Me and Mrs. JonesMichael Buble
Merry Christmas, BabyVarious
Moon RiverBobby Darin
MoondanceMichael Buble, Van Morrison
Moonlight Serenade (Big Band only)Frank Sinatra
My Funny ValentineFrank Sinatra, Michael Buble
New York New York Frank Sinatra
Night and DayFrank Sinatra
Old Devil MoonFrank Sinatra
On a Clear DayVarious
Our Love Is Here to StayFrank Sinatra, Gene Kelly
Pennies from HeavenLouis Prima, Frank Sinatra
Quiet Nights of Quiet StarsAntonio Carlos Jobim
Santa Claus is Coming to TownFrank Sinatra, Michael Buble
Shining Star (Big Band only)Various
Since I Fell for YouVarious
Singin' in the RainGene Kelly
Straighten Up & Fly RightRobbie Williams
String of Pearls (Big Band only)Various
Supernatural Thing (Big Band only)Ben E. King
That's AmoreDean Martin
That's LifeFrank Sinatra. Michael Buble
The Best Is Yet to ComeFrank Sinatra, Michael Buble
The Christmas SongNat King Cole
The Girl from IpanemaFrank Sinatra
The Lady is a TrampFrank Sinatra
The Second Time AroundFrank Sinatra
The Shadow of Your SmileLou Rawls
The Summer WindFrank Sinatra
The Way You Look TonightFrank Sinatra
They Can't Take That Away From MeFred Astaire, Robbie Williams
Tribute to Louis Armstrong (Big Band only)Various
Tu Vuo' Fa L'AmericanoVarious
Unforgettable Nat King Cole
Until I Met YouTony Bennett
Watch What HappensVarious
What a Wonderful WorldLouis Armstrong
What'll I DoVarious
When Sunny Gets Blue
White ChristmasBing Crosby, Frank Sinatra
You Don't Know MeRay Charles
You Make Me Feel So YoungFrank Sinatra
Young At HeartFrank Sinatra
$3300 - $33000
Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin,Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr, Lou Rawls, Harry Connick Jr,
Wedding in Teton Village, WY on 07/04/2009
"There is not enough room here to describe what an excellent performance Barron Steffen and his Band put together for us. Barron was fantastic in the way he worked with us to put together the set lists and the right kind of music together for our wedding (not to mention learning and writing music in Italian!). He then put together an amazing band, culminating the evening with two sets from a ten piece Big Band that was out of this world. They were INCREDIBLE. It is hard to imagine *anyone* putting together a better performance. We have since received so many complements... What can I say, they stole the show!
- Tracy F.
Wedding Reception in Broomfield, CO on 01/31/2010
"First, Sara and I had very high expectations for Barron prior to our wedding. He did not disappoint. We first found Barron on Gig Masters. Once we heard voice and saw his style we contacted him immediately. Barron worked in perfect harmony with the wedding coordinator and the music set the tone for the events of our reception. Barron and his accompaniment brought a special sound to our wedding that transcended all generations and left all of our guests complementing our selection. Barron's accompaniment are some of the finest and most professional local musicians. The addition of a saxophone brought a spice and soul to the music that cannot be overlooked."
- Benjamin K.
World Cup Party in Denver, CO on 06/06/2009
"We had Barron Steffen and his band play for our wedding reception and couldn't have been happier. He was professional and personable- not to mention his amazing voice and the great playing of his musicians. They brought the life to the party. I highly recommend you hire him!"
- Brittany M.
Wedding Reception in Aspen, CO on 06/09/2012
"Barron and his band were fantastic! Our only regret is that we didn't have more time to enjoy his music. He is a true talent!
Janelle & Matt
- Janelle G.
Wedding Reception in Estes Park, CO on 07/27/2013
"Barron and his band performed exceptionally well for our wedding. We had very open communication prior to the wedding and he was very easy to work with and very accommodating to our needs. When you decide to use Barron, which I am sure you will, you will find that he understands what has to take place to ensure your event will be flawless and anyone that attends will definitely think you were a genius in finding such a great entertainer. He has a wonderful voice and you'll think you're listening to the original artists. The musical abilities of his band-members are top grade. I would not hesitate using him in the future or recommending him to anyone! Wonderful!"
In addition to Denver, Barron's Big Band will also travel to Lakewood, Aurora, Englewood, Wheat Ridge, Westminster, Dupont, Commerce City, Arvada, Littleton, Broomfield, Golden, Eastlake, Henderson, Highlands Ranch, Morrison, Idledale, Indian Hills, Kittredge, Louisville, Lafayette, Louviers, Brighton, Evergreen, Parker, Boulder, Eldorado Springs, Watkins, Erie, Dacono, Conifer
and many other locations in and around the Denver area.
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