Uptown Big Band

Big Band from Phoenix, AZ - Will travel up to 200 miles
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16 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2009
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BOOKED 60 days ago

$1800 - $4500 per event
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About
Uptown Big Band,

The real thing in an updated package. Perfect for any fun and sophisticated event.

The Band is a 13 piece vintage jazz orchestra playing standards from the WWII Era, swing music from around the world, music from the Roaring 20s, the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s to the present, and Rock. Talented vocalists have stage presence, and the band lights up the event with rhythm and pizzazz.

Music Influenced by: Michael Buble, Pink Martini, Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Harry Connick, Jr., Sinatra, Rat Pack, Norah Jones ...

Venues played: The Wrigley Mansion, the Arizona Biltmore, the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess, the Phoenix Ritz Carlton, Phoenix and Scottsdale Hyatt Regency, Royal Palms, DC Ranch Concert in the Park, Sedona Hilton, Prescott's Hassayampa Inn, Tucson's La Paloma, JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort ...





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Gold Member
10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
2015 - Top Big Band

Fundraiser

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This was a benefit concert for the school. Had great attendance. Nothing but very positive feedback from the attendees.

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Wedding Reception

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Uptown Big Band couldn't have been more communicative, accommodating and talented in every way. They listened to what the bride wanted and what I wanted as the mother of the bride. Their music was what every wedding should have as they were extremely high energy and very danceable. The only issue I had is I couldn't hear the female vocalist when she was speaking/announcing. Her speaking voice didn't carry, but her vocal voice did. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking for this type of band!!!

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Corporate Function

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Uptown Big Band was amazing! They were the life of the party and had people talking for days! The band was great to work with and very accommodating even when we had to make a few changes in flow for the night. They were very professional and punctual and played their hearts out for our guests. We will absolutely hire them again when we have a need for such amazing talent.

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Funeral

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Uptown Big Band promised to deliver and indeed they did in a huge way! We hired UBB to lead a Second line Jazz funeral in Yarnell and perform at the after celebration. Both a raging success! Talented, professional, personable. This aspect of our event was absolutely stress free as Gerald Shelley walked us through it and set it all in motion. Do you want an event that will have your guests talking for years? Hire these musicians. Yarnell is abuzz today. I can say I expect they will play Yarnell again and again. Grateful to have found these folks...grateful and Overjoyed. Marsha and Craig Lohr Lohrwood, Yarnell

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Corporate Function

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Pros: The band's overall sound was great, arrived on time, and had a great presentation. Cons: Too much time between songs, ended before scheduled time and played music from an iPhone instead.

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Uptown Big Band’s Response:

This was a really great gig, put on by U-Haul for disabled veterans at a lovely outdoor Frank Lloyd Wright venue. We typically play recorded music during the allowed breaks and did in this instance. Only after the last veteran left in the last bus, did a member of the clean-up staff ask us to play music not in our repertoire. With all guests gone, late on a cold November night, I asked the commenting host if we could accommodate the clean-up crew by playing recorded music. She agreed. We downloaded the requested tunes on the spot & played them through the iPhone & our system. The staff loved them! I was quite surprised when the comment came in as it did.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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KUDOS TO ALL OF THE BAND MEMBERS AND ESPECIALLY MR. G FOR EASING MY STRESS LEVEL WITH FINAL PREPARATIONS. ALL OF THE MEMBERS HAVE A WEALTH OF TALENT AND ARE DEFINITELY A CROWD PLEASER FOR "A BIG BAND" CROWD!! NOT ONLY WILL WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND, WE WILL ALSO HIRE IN THE FUTURE WHEN THE NEED ARRISES. BIG HUG - MJ :)

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Community Event

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So easy and nice to work with and great entertainment. I loved the narrative with the music and their engagement with the audience.

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Fundraiser

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We have had three of our guests ask for referrals to the band. They did a GREAT job!!!!

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Wedding Reception

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Words can't express how AMAZING this band is! They were truly the highlight to our wedding, and the quality/size/professionalism of the RMS band is still (two weeks later) a talking point with our guests, the hotel, our photographers/videographers/dj and us! Our guests were mainly from the NYC/East Coast and assumed we paid 4 times then what we actually paid for them. Every picture we've seen from our guests, included the Band. The RMS Band was dressed for the occassion, they had an outstanding playlist, and they made our wedding night a day we don't think we can ever outdo. Thank You Thank You Thank You for making our day an unbelievable and memorable day!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Oct
26
Wedding Reception
Gilbert, AZ
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Dec
15
Christmas Party
Paradise Valley, AZ
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Sep
1
Fundraiser
Camp Verde, AZ
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
May
13
Wedding Reception
Tucson, AZ
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
May
3
Corporate Function
Phoenix, AZ
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
Oct
3
Corporate Function
Phoenix, AZ
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2016
Sep
2
Funeral
Yarnell, AZ
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2015
Nov
21
Corporate Function
Paradise Valley, AZ
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2015
Oct
11
Wedding Reception
Laveen, AZ
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2015
Sep
26
Wedding
Phoenix, AZ
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2015
Sep
19
Wedding Reception
Phoenix, AZ
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2015
Jul
31
Birthday Party (Adult)
Carefree, AZ
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2015
Mar
28
Community Event
Florence, AZ
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Brazil
Pink Martini
For Once In My Life
Michael Buble
At Last
Beyonce
Route 66
Natalie Cole
Quando Quando Quando
Michael Buble & Nelly Furtado
Dream a Little Dream of Me
various
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
various
Beyond the Sea
Bobby Darin
Fly Me to the Moon
Frank Sinatra
Save the Last Dance For Me
Buble
Sway
Buble
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Queen
Mambo Swing
Big Bad Voodoo Daddies
Kiss of Fire
Louie Armstrong
I Get Ideas
Louie Armstrong
Love is Here to Stay
Natalie Cole
Orange Colored Sky
Natalie Cole
The Way You Look Tonight
Buble
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Ella Fitzgerald
Perfidia
From Casablanca
La Vie En Rose
Louie Armstrong
Girl From Ipanema
Astrud Gilberto
How Insensative
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Meditation
Jobim
Georgia
Hoagy Carmichael
It Don't Mean a Thing
Duke Ellington
One O'Clock Jump
Count Basie
Crazy
Patsy Cline
Fever
Peggy Lee
Cover Band
50s Band
60s Band
Big Band
Dance Band
Dixieland Band
Jazz Band
Oldies Band
Swing Band
Variety Band
Smooth Jazz Band
Ballroom Dance Music Band
20s Band
30s Band
40s Band
Broadway Band
Wedding Band
Jazz Orchestra
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Uptown Big Band will also travel to Glendale, Tempe, Peoria, Chandler, Sun City, Laveen, Mesa, Scottsdale, Cashion, Paradise Valley, Gilbert, Sun Lakes, Tolleson, Avondale, Higley, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Youngtown, El Mirage, Fountain Hill, Sun City West, Queen Creek, Sacaton, Surprise, Maricopa, Fort Mcdowell, Apache Junction, Waddell, Carefree, Wickenburg.
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