Rob Stoneback Big Band
Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:30 pm
“What a swingin’ band! Rob, your band really cooks!” — The Manhattan Transfer
"One of the best bands I've ever played with!" — Bill Watrous
If you have never seen a full-size swinging big band up close, this is your chance. Rob and his band cover almost the whole spectrum of big band music. You will hear Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, and a number of our own arrangements.
Beautiful, romantic ballads, toe-tapping swing, and hip-swinging Latin—all this and more.
Now celebrating its 40th year of continuous operation, THE ROB STONEBACK BIG BAND is definitely a big band for the 21st century. If swing is your thing, this is the band for you. The 17 instrumentalists and two vocalists define “class” with their renditions of the great standards and current hits.
Equally expert at sophisticated dances or hot jazz concerts, the band has performed all over the Mid-Atlantic region, including New York, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Wilmington, Baltimore, and most of Pennsylvania and New Jersey—even Lincoln Center!
Collectively, we’ve played for Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, Aretha Franklin, The Manhattan Transfer, Rosemary Clooney, Lou Rawls, Olivia Newton-John, The Temptations, The Four Tops…Now we want to play for you!
Begun in 1979, the Rob Stoneback Big Band still swings like mad! Our members have performed with the Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Harry James, Gene Krupa, Maynard Ferguson, and Buddy Rich Orchestras. We play the great hits from the Big Band Era and add the spice of our own arrangements of standards and more contemporary music.
The excitement and energy of a full-sized big band cannot be duplicated. We are the real thing. Nineteen truly professional musicians who funnel their collective gusto into music that sets your feet tapping, gets your body swinging, and sparks your heart romancing.