Blue Sky 5

Swing Band from Washington, DC - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$800 - $5500 per event
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About
One of the best small swing era groups in the Washington D.C. and mid-atlantic region, Blue Sky 5 has been entertaining lindy hoppers, partygoers, wedding guests and fans of swing/big band music for nearly a decade! Airplay on 84 jazz and swing stations in USA and worldwide. Regular performers at the Kennedy Center Millenium Stage, and appearances at Lincoln Center in NYC.

There's brilliant standards by Gershwin, Porter, Kahn, Loesser, in the style of Goodman, Shaw, Basie, and Ellington. Male and female vocals that bring to mind Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Harry Connick, Anita O'Day, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. High energy dance numbers to get you on your feet, as well as sentimental ballads. A new feature is the addition of latin reprertoire, sung by our drummer in the native tounge. And if that isn't enough, Blue Sky 5 can customize our tune list and appearance to fit your event theme. Tuxes for more formal events, or double breasted swing style suits, wingtips, and colorful ties for dances and receptions. We can even provide dance instruction to your guests from championship swing dancers, so everyone can get in the groove!

The band can be as small as a trio for cocktail/dinner music and as big as a seven piece for dancing, with a three horn section of clarinet, tenor sax, and trumpet.

When you hire Blue Sky 5, you can be assured your guests will have a memorable experience. So add a touch of class to your next event and contact us today!




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Cocktail Party

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Blue Sky 5 was wonderful! They arrived promptly, and were professional and friendly for the entire event. They were the perfect accompaniment to our event.

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Fantastic band!

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Craig was attentive and professional, and worked with us to make sure our wedding was exactly how we envisioned. Everyone was impressed with their performance, and the dancing continued for the entire event!

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Our wedding reception was pretty straightforward -- no special dances, no fancy requests -- just a couple hours of music we could dance to at the end of the night. The Blue Crescent Syncopaters (a hot jazz quintet that overlaps with Blue Sky 5) did not disappoint in any respect. They showed up early, set up while our party was outside playing on Glen Echo Park's carousel, and played us through dessert and dancing. During their breaks, we got to know the band members a little bit over a tart and some wine. Overall, very pleased with their performance, and would certainly recommend them to anyone who likes this old-style music!

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They were INCREDIBLE and the guests LOVED them! Thank you so much for entertaining everyone for our wedding at Ski Liberty. The dance lessons made the reception so much fun and interactive for the guests. Everyone commented to me how much they enjoyed the band and how different it was compared to most weddings they attend. Again, thank you!!!

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These guys were amazing! I knew I wanted a classy, talented and just plain fun band for our wedding and Blue Sky 5 did not disappoint. They played the classics as well as some great originals. Everyone at the wedding really enjoyed themselves. We even had them bring along some swing dance instructors to teach our guests a few moves... it was a big hit. They set the tone for the day and added a great sense of vintage elegance. I would not call Blue Sky 5 a wedding band... they just happen to be an extremely talented group of musicians that (lucky for us) perform at weddings! I would highly recomend Craig and the whole group. An unforgettable day! Thanks!

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I cannot say enough great things about Craig Gildner and Blue Sky 5. They are a group of highly talented musicians and although they play well known big band tunes their arrangements are very original and unique. Craig arranged "You are the Sunshine of my Life" for our first dance and it was a beautiful arrangement unlike anything we had ever heard. My husband and I are both musicians and many of our guests are musicians as well and everyone LOVED LOVED LOVED this band. Even the staff at our venue were dancing along in the back! My only regret is that I didn't have enough time during the wedding to sit, relax and enjoy their fabulous music!

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They were wonderful, everyone at my party loved them. thanks so much!

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2016
May
21
Fundraiser
Saint Michaels, MD
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Oct
16
Cocktail Party
Claiborne, MD
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2015
Oct
3
Wedding Reception
Alexandria, VA
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2015
Jun
20
Wedding Reception
Washington, DC
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2015
Jan
10
Concert
Fort Washington, MD
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2015
Jan
3
Wedding Reception
Alexandria, VA
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
2014
Dec
20
Corporate Function
Camp Hill, PA
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2014
Sep
20
Community Event
Arlington, VA
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2013
Jun
8
Wedding Reception
Bethesda, MD
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2013
Jun
7
Wedding Reception
Glen Echo, MD
9:30 PM - 12:00 AM
2013
Jun
1
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Saint Michaels, MD
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2012
Dec
31
Wedding Reception
Gettysburg, PA
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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Please note Blue Sky 5 will also travel to Mount Rainier, Brentwood, Hyattsville, Bladensburg, Arlington, Capital Heights, Capitol Heights, Takoma Park, Adelphi Chillum, Cheverly, College Park, New Carrollton, Riverdale, Suitland, Alexandria, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, District Heights, Oxon Hill, Silver Spring, Temple Hills, Falls Church, Greenbelt, Lanham, Beltsville, Glen Echo, Kensington, Mc Lean, Southern Md Facility, Upper Marlboro.
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