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Big Band Singer from Santa Rosa, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
MEMBER SINCE 2016
ACCEPTS ONLINE PAYMENTS
$1000 - $9000
ACCEPTS ONLINE PAYMENTS
Ned has headlined as a special "Guest Performer" for over 2000 performances as the "AMBASSADOR OF SWING" for major cruise lines world wide. Google Ned Rifken for website.
On land he has performed at hundreds of major events and celebrations and is known for his vast musical library which encompasses the best of the "Great American Songbook."
A true proven entertainer he performs all of the hits presenting the great arrangements made famous by Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin as well as swing classics iconic to the era. His tribute to "Sinatra at the Sands" with the Paul McDonald Big Band has been performed at the prestigious "Typhoon at the Santa Monica Airport" to great acclaim.
Over the past 15 years he has also performed and been associated with well-known studio musicians who have been associated with almost every iconic music organization in the 20th Century. These mentors of all ages have worked with the likes of Brian Setzer, The Manhattan Transfer, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Henry Mancini, Nelson Riddle, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Barry Manilow, Rod Stewart and many more!
Ned has been the lead male vocalist with the best studio musicians in Hollywood with the following: Randy Van Horne's Alumni Association, Johnny Vana's Alumni Band, Decades - Rock Tribute Band, Horace Heidt and his Musical Knights, Bill Webster's Unabridged Big Band, Tim Davies Big Band, Geo Valle's Swing City, Paul McDonald Big Band, Rex Merriweather's Not Your Father's Big Band, Conejo Pops Orchestra and The Bob Noval Orchestra.
Available in Full Big Band, Small Big Band, Sextet, Combo format.
Please note Ned Rifken - The Ambassador of Swing
will also travel to Kenwood, Fulton, Cotati, Rohnert Park, Calistoga, Eldridge, Glen Ellen, Oakville, Rutherford, Deer Park, Camp Meeker, Penngrove, Saint Helena, Sebastopol, Windsor, Angwin, Graton, Petaluma, Forestville, Sonoma, Boyes Hot Springs, El Verano, Vineburg, Yountville, Duncans Mills, Healdsburg, Pope Valley, Bodega, Valley Ford, Guerneville.