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Boulder Big Band

Jazz Band from Boulder, CO - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$500 - $5000 per event
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For the past 19 years 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 ... 6 saxes, 5 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, guitar, bass, drums and vibes, plus one of the finest jazz singers in the state, Deborah Stafford. 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.

Please note that apart from the polka performances described above, we are an "all or nothing" package in terms of our instrumentation. All of our music is scored for a full jazz orchestra, and for that reason we won't downsize the band for jazz gigs. However, when given enough notice, we can provide small combo-type services as an adjunct to a performance by the full band. For example: during a wedding the combo can play the ceremony & cocktail hour, and the full band would play the dance. So, if you'd like to hire us for your event, plan on around 20 great musicians showing-up to deliver a world-class show!

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!
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Wedding Reception

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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!

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Celebration

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The Boulder Big Band was fantastic from the beginning. They sent me a playlist a few weeks in advance so I could fine tune the music to fit our theme. Everyone asked where I found them and mentioned how fantastic they were. We really stood out!!!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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They were the best!!! Everyone raved- they really were a meaningful adjunct in the success of the party.

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Oct
1
Wedding Reception
Denver, CO
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2016
Oct
16
Grace Lutheran Oktoberfest
Boulder, CO
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2016
Oct
22
Columbine Unity Church Party - Avalon Ballroom
Boulder, CO
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2016
Oct
30
Oompah Band - St James United Methodist Church
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11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2016
Nov
5
Birthday Party (Adult)
Longmont, CO
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
Nov
10
Affinity at Lafayette
Lafayette, CO
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Sep
24
Wedding
Colorado Springs, CO
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2016
Sep
10
Spirit of Flight Oktoberfest
Erie, CO
11:00 PM - 2:00 AM
2016
Jul
9
Spirit of Flight Day - Erie Airport
Erie, CO
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2016
Jul
4
Millenium Harvest House
Boulder, CO
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Jul
3
Presbyterian Church Party
Central City, CO
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2016
Jun
18
Junetoberfest (Private Party)
Nederland, CO
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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.
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