New look, new important info. Please read our new Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, taking effect August 20th, 2016.

Boulder Big Band

Jazz Band from Boulder, CO - Will travel up to 100 miles
5
10 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2012
  ACCEPTS ONLINE PAYMENTS
BOOKED {{daysSinceLastBookingText()}}

  BACKGROUND VERIFIED
$600 - $15000 per event
  ACCEPTS ONLINE PAYMENTS
We're celebrating our 20th birthday in 2017, and that means BIG savings for you! From now through the end of the year, all of our initial bids will be reduced by 20% off our regular hourly rate. But these discounted bids will expire after about a week, so don't delay taking advantage of this terrific offer!

Since 1997, The Boulder Big Band has been regularly entertaining audiences at festivals, concerts, banquets, weddings, parties, Oktoberfest celebrations, and community & corporate events across Colorado's Front Range. We are an authentic 20 piece jazz orchestra that plays everything from W.C. Handy to Herbie Hancock, but specializes in the great Swing-Era sounds of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, and other jazz royalty.

Founded in 1997 by local Boulder trumpet legend John Hoffman, the band is composed of talented and inspired musicians, most of whom have established their careers outside of the music industry and just play for the love of jazz. Our dedication to a quality sound and the fact that we aren't looking to feed our families off of your gig money make us an elegant - and surprisingly affordable - entertainment option.

And Big Band Swing is back in-style! Nothing matches the energy of live breath through live horns. This is the real deal, not a small combo trying to play swing time. We play the original arrangements with full instrumentation. Just imagine ... 5 saxes, 5 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, guitar, bass, drums and vibes, plus two of the finest jazz singers in the state, Jesse Garland and Ted Atwood. We make a big, exciting sound ... indoors or out!

To complement our traditional jazz library, we also have a large and ever-expanding set of jazzy holiday tunes for your year-end party, as well as an entire book of authentic German polkas that we regularly perform during Oktoberfest parties and upon request. For the polka gigs we'll break the band down into what we call the "Little Big Band", comprised of between 5 - 11 players depending on the venue and client requirements. But for any type of performance we are always delighted to accommodate all of your special song requests, so long as we have enough notice to purchase the charts and rehearse the music. We also provide a PA system and are happy to play any pre-recorded music of your choosing when the band is on break.

Although we certainly prefer to play as a full 20-piece band, we're more than happy to hire-out our 5-piece rhythm section to accommodate smaller events and/or venues where a full jazz orchestra just won't work. We can add a singer and one or two horns to this arrangement as well if requested ... contact us for more details.

The Boulder Big Band stays in constant communication with our clients prior to a gig to make sure we are creating a set list that will deliver a professional quality sound at an amateur rate. Fees include all of our transportation, travel, and setup time.

Please contact us if you have any questions, or if you would like a suggested set list for your event. We also invite you to come meet the band and hear us play at any of our regular rehearsals, Tuesday evenings in Lafayette. Contact us for the exact time and location.

Thank you for considering The Boulder Big Band for your very special occasion, and we look forward to entertaining you!
(more)
10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years

Wedding

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

We would rate Boulder Big Band 10 stars if we could! They are quality, highly-talented musicians with a splendid classic repertoire and they even learned a few additional songs we requested for our wedding. You cannot get better big band sound than this group! Incredibly professional, they were easy to plan and communicate with even with complicated logistics - they set up and performed on a tennis court as a surprise for our wedding guests (even our parents didn't know). Months later, our family and friends are still talking about how awesome Boulder Big Band was. They have helped create memories that we will cherish our whole lives.

(more) Review by . from Colorado Springs, CO on

Wedding Reception

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

The band was amazing! I can not recommend them enough to anyone thinking about booking a big band. They were extremely accommodated with all of our request and worked with our schedule at every turn. They were there on time and played a wonderful set. All of my guest raved about how great they were.

(more) Review by . from Denver, CO on

Wedding Reception

Overall
 
Professionalism
Accommodating
Overall Talent
Recommend

The Boulder Big Band were phenomenal! Their talent truly made our wedding reception to be one remembered for a life time! Even better they didn't charge an arm and a leg as well as were incredibly accommodating when it came to picking songs, putting them in order and playing them during the reception. We would recommend the Boulder Big Band for anyone that is looking to liven up a party or wedding with talented live music!

(more) Review by . from Fort Collins, CO on
PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2017
Jun
3
Wedding Reception
Boulder, CO
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Jul
8
Spirit of Flight Day
Erie, CO
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2017
Jul
15
Wedding
Colorado Springs, CO
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Sep
9
Spirit of Flight Oktoberfest
Erie, CO
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2017
Dec
3
FUMCLAF Winter Extravaganza
Lafayette, CO
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Mar
25
Jamestown Mercantile
Jamestown, CO
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Feb
10
Event
Fort Collins, CO
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2016
Dec
4
FUMCLAF Winter Extravaganza
Lafayette, CO
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Nov
5
Birthday Party (Adult)
Longmont, CO
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
Oct
30
Oompah Band - St James United Methodist Church
Central City, CO
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2016
Oct
22
Columbine Unity Church Party - Avalon Ballroom
Boulder, CO
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Our 20th Anniversary Savings!
 
  • Book us now through 2017 and receive 20% off our regular hourly rate!
(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66
Nat King Cole
A Night in Tunisia
Dizzy Gillespie
A String of Pearls
Glenn Miller Orchestra
A Tisket A Tasket
Ella Fitzgerald
All or Nothing at All
Frank Sinatra
American Patrol
Glenn Miller
Basicly Blues
Buddy Rich Big Band
Basin Street Blues
Louis Armstrong
Bésame Mucho
Consuelo Velázquez
Big Schwing Face
Buddy Rich Big Band
Big Band
Jazz Band
Swing Band
German Band
20s Band
40s Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Please note Boulder Big Band will also travel to Eldorado Springs, Louisville, Lafayette, Erie, Broomfield, Pinecliffe, Longmont, Niwot, Arvada, Hygiene, Jamestown, Westminster, Golden, Eastlake, Denver, Nederland, Dacono, Frederick, Rollinsville, Lyons, Ward, Wheat Ridge, Fort Lupton, Mead, Dupont, Henderson, Lakewood, Berthoud, Commerce City, Firestone.
33
2
11
FEATURED CLIENTS

YOUR EVERY EVENT MARKETPLACE
USER AGREEMENT
PRIVACY POLICY