Burgie Crandall's Let's Dance Band, Burgie Crandall Orchestra and New Horizons Jazz Lab Band (combo) are based in the Phoenix Metro Area.
Burgie's NH Jazz Lab Band is available to play rhythm and blues, salsa/latin jazz, and smoth classical jazz favorites.
Hire the excitement of a full orchestra or something smaller - we can accommodate any budget.! Now you can have the sound that will make your event One to Remember. Just imagine your guests experiencing the full sound of a 15 piece orchestra. The musicians in the Orchestra are the finest you will find anywhere. Combine the magic of the Full Orchestra and smooth vocal presentations to make your event a hit. If you want to hear more, visit our website at www.LetsDanceBand.com.
Burgie's Bands consist of stylistic, special arrangements, including top hits of the last 70 years, standards from 40's,50's, 60's, swing, upswing, Latin, ballroom favorites, jazz, blues and variety tunes. They have played for shows with guest stars, Chuck Kish in "Bobby Darin Show', Harry James' vocalist Cheryl Morris, stars from Las Vegas and around the USA, conventions, weddings, birthdays, pool parties, fairs, festivals (wine & jazz, etc.), cruise ships, theme parties, reunions and dance clubs. Some of their gigs include "Dancing with the Stars Arizona" at AZ Biltmore 2009, the Phoenician 2008, Westin Kierland 2007.
Other gigs include Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino in Maricopa, AZ, 7 months at Chinook Winds Casino, Hilton Hotel, Red Lion and Viking Serenade Cruise Ship, Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center, 16 weeks at Hornblowers Jazz Club, Mesa, AZ.,and many more.
Burgie was a woodwind instructor at US Naval School of Music, Washington, DC,and traveled as a professional musician during 40's & 50's, with bands such as; Henry Busse, Benny Strong, Teddy Phillips, Dick Jergens, Frankie Masters, Jimmy Joy and other name and semi-name big bands. He taught 34 years in the Pacific Northwest, high school, college, private lessons & jazz workshops. Premier Dance Magazine, August, 1999, calls Burgie's Let's Dance Band, 'Not just a big band, but a terrific dance band - probably the best dance band in the country.'
Chuck Southcott, top Hollywood radio personality called Burgie the "Last of his kind. A true professional who is still making the best music out there." Burgie Crandall is available to bring one of his great bands to your local, regional, national or international venue.