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Don Elwood Big Band Big Band from Fort Collins, CO

Will travel up to 200 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 3 Reviews
  • 4 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2017
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $800 per event

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The Don Elwood Big Band brings you a customized experience for your event. We cover the most popular tunes from the Swing era, along with a variety of dance charts that keep any event hopping. Our set list can include two-step, foxtrot, waltz, cha-cha, tango, latin, and even polka numbers. If a show is more your style, we have a wide selection of tunes to fit the mood of your occasion. For a truly unique experience, we provide some of our own arrangements and original tunes that you won't hear anywhere else. We play indoors or out, and you decide if we play all instrumental or include some vocal numbers. Our musicians hail from along the Front Range, including Cheyenne to Denver. The band is available for weddings, receptions, parties, banquets, festivals, and community and corporate events. Our past gigs have included jazz festivals, county fairs, private parties, and large dances. Some organizations regularly book us a year in advance. We love making our audiences smile, and pride ourselves in personalizing our service for your event. Please contact us to discuss your plans and how we can best make your event more memorable.


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Avg 5.0 | 3 Reviews


Review by Jaime S.

FundraiserReviewed on June 2, 2019From Laramie, WY

The band was AWESOME! I can't say enough about how incredibly great they were to work with and the high level of talent they offered. They graciously accommodated all our requests and were extremely polite in doing so. I can say without reservation that they MADE our fundraising event and that we will be having them back next year! You absolutely cannot go wrong with The Don Elwood Big Band!

Don Elwood Big Band:

Thank you so very much for your kind words and review. We were a little worn from our previous job that day but we enjoyed every moment of performing for your event. You and all your guest were so gracious and we sincerely appreciate the opportunity to have been apart of your fundraiser. Sincerely Jerry Boynton Don Elwood Big Band

Review by Mindy H.

Dinner DanceReviewed on February 15, 2019From Louisville, CO

We booked with Don to provide drum and bass for our 1940s dance. They provided accompaniment for our women’s vocal group, so they didn’t just come play their own music but instead were given 27 songs from us to prepare—many of which did not have drum/bass parts written and so they had to make up those parts themselves. They did a great job and really made our event a hit! Super responsive and easy to communicate with as well. Superb musicians—Would love to work with them again!

Review by Angie C.

Community EventReviewed on September 10, 2018From Johnstown, CO

This band played at an outdoor neighborhood carnival and wow’d our audience of all ages! The music was of perfect volume, in tune, and matched the spirit of the venue. Jerry and Don were extremely responsive, proactive and reliable. We will definitely book again!

Song List 

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  • A Bag of Chips | Bob Latchaw
  • A String of Pearls | Glen Miller
  • All Of Me | Roger Holmes
  • Alright Okay You Win | Mayne Watts
  • American Patrol | F.W. Mecham
  • April In Paris | Count Basie
  • Artistry For Trumpets | Lennie Niehaus
  • At Last | Glen Miller
  • Autumn Leaves | Johnny Mercer
  • Bandstand Boogie | Barry Manilow
  • Basically Blues | Phil Wilson
  • Big Spender | Shirley Bassey
  • Blue Skies | Irving Berlin
  • Blues for Stephanie | John Coltrane
  • Blues in Hoss Flat | Count Basie
  • C Jam Blues | Duke Ellington
  • Carioca | Artie Shaw
  • Chattanooga Choo-Choo | Harry Warren
  • Coconut Champagne | Maynard Ferguson
  • Concord Blues for Blue | Louie Bellson
  • Cool Joe | Andy Salas
  • Cuban Pete | Jose Norman
  • Cute | Neal Hefti
  • Dear Heart | Henry Mancini
  • Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me | Duke Ellington
  • Don't Be That Way | Benny Goodman
  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore | Duke Ellington
  • Dreamsville | Henry Mancini
  • Emily | Johnny Mandel
  • Fly Me To The Moon | Sammy Nestico
  • For Lena And Lennie | Quincy Jones
  • Goodbye Yesterday | Don Piestrup
  • Green Eyes | Dave Wolpe
  • Groove Blues | Don Menza
  • Group Shot | Don Piestrup
  • Hay Burner | Sammy Nestico
  • Home Basie | Bob Mintzer
  • I Can't Stop Lovin' You | Quincy Jones
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You | Cole Porter
  • In A Mellow Tone | Count Basie
  • In A Minor Mood | Bob Crosby
  • In The Mood | Glen Miller
  • Intermission Riff | Ray Wetzer
  • Intimacy Of The Blues | Count Basie
  • Jealousy Tango | Jacob Gade
  • Jeannine | Duke Pearson
  • Jersey Bounce | Sammy Nestico
  • Johnny's Theme | Johnny Carlson
  • Killer Joe | Benny Golson
  • Land Of Make Believe | Chuck Mangione
  • Leap Frog | Joe Garland
  • Let's Dance | Goodman
  • Li'l Darlin' | Neal Hefti
  • Little Brown Jug | Bill Finegan
  • Mais Oui | Carlo Donita
  • Meditation | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Mercy | Mercy
  • Moon River | Johnny Mercer
  • Moonlight Serenade | Glen Miller
  • Moten Swing | Count Basie
  • Night Train | Oscar Washington
  • Okay With Jay | Buddy Rich Orchestra
  • One O'Clock Jump | Count Basie
  • Opus One | Tommy Dorsey
  • Orange Colored Sky | Milton DeLugg
  • Pennsylvania 6-5000 | Jerry Gray
  • Polka Dots and Moonbeams | Johnny Burke
  • S Wonderful | Ira Gershwin
  • Satin Doll | Duke Ellington
  • Saving All My Love For You | Mark Taylor
  • Shark King | Andy Salas
  • Shiny Stockings | Count Basie
  • Sing Sing Sing | Louis Prima
  • Song of India | Tommy Dorsey
  • Splanky | Neal Hefti
  • Stompin' At The Savoy | Benny Goodman
  • Sway | Louis Prima
  • Sweet Georgia Brown | Ben Bernie
  • Take The "A" Train | Billy Strayhorn
  • The Anniversary Waltz | Al Dubin
  • The Girl From Ipanema | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • The P.C. /Equinox Parallax | John Coltrane
  • Tuxedo Junction | Glen Miller
  • Two O'Clock Jump | Harry James

Booked Events 

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Upcoming Events

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Past Events

June 1, 2019 • Fundraiser
Sat7:30 PM - 11:00 PM Laramie, WY
February 14, 2019 • Dinner Dance
Thu7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Louisville, CO
September 8, 2018 • Community Event
Sat5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Johnstown, CO
August 7, 2018 • Wedding Reception
Tue2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Fort Collins, CO
June 2, 2018 • Berthoud Days
Sat10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Berthoud, CO
April 27, 2018 • Olive Tree School Dance
Fri8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Fort Collins, CO
April 7, 2018 • Senior Dance
Sat8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Fort Collins, CO
December 31, 2017 • Swing Dance
Sun7:00 PM - 4:00 AM Fort Collins, CO
September 9, 2017 • Brighton Swing Dance
Sat7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Brighton, CO

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