Central Florida Big Bands

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trombinstharry
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Central Florida Big Bands

Post by trombinstharry » Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:01 pm

Hello all. Does anyone know of good big bands in Central Florida?
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LeoInFL
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Re: Central Florida Big Bands

Post by LeoInFL » Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:01 pm

I've subbed in with the Orlando Big Band in the past. Great group of musicians & singers who play regularly around town. There was an opening not too long ago in the bone section that I respectfully declined due to my choir commitments. It has been filled as far as I know.

Check out their website for more info: www.OrlandoBigBand.com

I don't have firsthand knowledge of a few other local big bands, but here they are:

Maitland Stage Band
https://www.pamaitland.org/?page_id=207

Orlando Faith and Jazz Band
https://www.facebook.com/faithandjazzbigband/


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Re: Central Florida Big Bands

Post by Driswood » Fri May 17, 2019 7:38 am

Friends of mine run a band out of Clermont. Message me and I'll send their contact info.
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Re: Central Florida Big Bands

Post by NBischoff » Sat May 18, 2019 12:38 am

You could also check with the bands at Valencia College and Seminole State College.
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Jhereg
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Re: Central Florida Big Bands

Post by Jhereg » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:05 pm

I've also been on the hunt, and what I've found is that around here, cover/wedding/top 40 bands are much more prevalent. Not sure if that's something you're interested in.

Here is a list of Central FL "big bands". All of these are "Central FL" because there really AREN'T that many big bands or even party bands directly in Orlando.

Brown Bag Brass Band
Fencewalk
Jammin' Jambalaya
Z Street Speakeasy Band
Jazz Phools
The Crew Big Band

Some wedding/cover bands:

Elite Showband
Bay Kings Band
The Danny Bub Combo (Tampa-based)

There are more certainly, but...honestly a lot of these are quite heavily sublisted already.
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Re: Central Florida Big Bands

Post by Bluesfish » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:08 pm

the Tomkats are in St Pete:
http://www.tomkatsjazzorchestra.com/
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