The Rob Stoneback Big Band is a 19-piece swinging big band that kicks butt! We've performed all over the Mid-Atlantic region, including New York, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Baltimore--yes, even Lincoln Center.
Members of the band include alumni of the Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Harry James, Gene Krupa, and Buddy Rich big bands. On the jazz stage the guys have played with Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Stanley Turrentine, Urbie Green, Bill Watrous, Wycliffe Gordon, Bud Shank, ....
We've performed for such stars as Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, Aretha Franklin, The Manhattan Transfer, Olivia Newton-John, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Lou Rawls, Rosemary Clooney, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Fabian.... Now we want to play for you!
The band has four albums: Up Front (1983), Traditions (1990), Caught in the Web (1997), and Mad to the Bone (2003), featuring the legendary jazz trombonist Bill Watrous. In 2007, the band recorded with Nina Simone's daughter, who goes by the stage name Simone. The album is titled Simone on Simone.
If you want the most exciting band for a jazz concert, we'll swing like the best of Newport. And if you want a classy dance orchestra oozing romance--that's us, too! Make your affair truly one to remember by hiring one of the best big bands in the country.
Please note: Rob also has jazz combos from two to seven pieces, including a great dixieland group.