Several veterans of the John Danser Big Band, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Leon Merian Big Band, Sarasota Orchestra, The Airmen Of Note and The Peter Duchin Orchestra, Ringling Brothers Orchestra and others have come together to form the Ocean's Eleven Big Band.
Led by the extraordinary drummer Bryan Post, Ocean's Eleven keeps the Big Band ERA alive and plays a wide repertoire of arrangements & favorites from Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich , Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Harry James, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Arturo Sandoval, Quincy Jones, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Hugh Masekela and also contemporary artists and arrangers. The Ocean's Eleven Big Band maintains the great swing and infectious rhythms of a super groovin' big band. The Band is also able to tailor its repertoire to suit any event.
The Ocean's Eleven Big Band is an Eleven piece little big band consisting of 4 brass, 3 saxophones, piano, bass, drums and vocalist which combines authentic swing and excitement that serious jazz audiences expect and deserve.
The band also features renowned vocalists Katt Hefner & John Rinell singing the music of Sinatra, Buble, Bobby Darin, Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, Harry Connick Jr., and other current artists.
An exciting and sophisticated swing and fun dance repertoire, great presentation and superb sound is what will make the Ocean's Eleven Big Band a GREAT choice and crowd favorite when selecting the entertainment for any event.
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Harbour Chase - Monday, January 14th, 2-3 pm - Private Event
Tampa International Airport - Friday, January 25th, 4;30- 6:30 pm
Sahib Shriner's - Tuesday, April 9th, 6:30-9:30 pm Members Only
Selby Gardens, Garden Music Series - Sunday, October 13th, 1-3 pm
Sarasota Octoberfest - Sunday, October 20th, 12:30-2 pm
Sarasota Classic Car Museum - Saturday, Nov. 9th, 7:30-9 pm
Laurel Oaks CC - Saturday, November 23rd, 6-9 pm Members Only
Bradenton Yacht Club - Sunday, December 8th, 5:30-8:30 pm Members Only
*Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival St. Paddy's - Sunday, March 15th, 12:30-2 pm
*Jazz Club of Sarasota Jazz at Two Concert Series, Unitarian Universalist Church, Sarasota
Friday, April 3rd, 2020 2-4 pm
*Venice Seafood & Music Festival - Sunday, May 10th, 12:30-2 pm
*St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival - Sunday, May 24th, 12:30-2 pm
(* Cancelled due to pandemic)
Peridia Golf & CC - Friday, May 28th, 6-9 pm Quartet
Jazz Club Of Sarasota Jazz At Two Concert Series Big Band
Unitarian Universalist Church Sarasota Friday, October 22nd, 2-4 pm Big Band
Sara Bay CC - Sunday, November 14th, 5:30 - 8:30 pm - Members Only Big Band
Sarasota Yacht Club/ Roaring 20's Event - Saturday, November 20th 6-10pm Big Band
Peridia Golf & CC - Friday, November 26th 6-9pm Quartet
Tara Golf & CC - Thursday, December 16th 6-9 pm Big Band
Show Folks of Sarasota New Years Eve Masquerade Ball - Friday, December 31st, 8 pm -1 am
Big Band Happy New Year!
Peridia Golf & CC - Friday, January 14th 6-9 pm Quartet
Peridia Golf & CC - Friday January 28th 6-9 pm Quartet
Phillipi Estate Park/ Brown Bag Concert, Sarasota Thursday, February 10th Big Band 12-1 pm
Sarasota Classic Car Museum - Saturday March 5th, 2 shows 5-6:30 pm & 7:30-9 pm
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