Bay Area Little Big Band @ Torch Lake Cafe
Jul
22
2:00 PM14:00

Bay Area Little Big Band @ Torch Lake Cafe

Bring your dancing shoes, enjoy some fantastic food, your favorite beverage, and the sounds of the big band! Bringing to life an era of big bands and ballroom dancing, the BAY AREA LITTLE BIG BAND plays your favorites songs of Great American Songbook and the Big Band Era The swinging sounds of jazz one of America’s purist art forms is the foundation of this group. Building on a proud tradition of such historical bands as; Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, and more. The BAY AREA LITTLE BIG BAND creates a musical experience not to be missed. Featuring Mike Hunter on Trombone, Steve Stargardt on Piano, Jon Lindenau on Drums, Bruce Dondero on Bass, and Chris Bickley on Sax & Flute.

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Bay Area Big Band @ Grand Traverse Pavilions Summer Concert Series
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

Bay Area Big Band @ Grand Traverse Pavilions Summer Concert Series

Join us for our 6th annual appearance at this wonderful concert series and enjoy the dynamic sound of the BIG BAND! Bringing to life an era of big bands and ballroom dancing, the BAY AREA BIG BAND generates an electricity and excitement guaranteed to bring you out of your seat. The swinging sounds of jazz one of America’s purist art forms is the foundation of this group. Building on a proud tradition of such historical bands as; Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, and more. The BAY AREA BIG BAND creates a musical experience not to be missed.

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Bay Area Big Band @ Torch Lake Cafe
Aug
12
2:00 PM14:00

Bay Area Big Band @ Torch Lake Cafe

Bring your dancing shoes, enjoy some fantastic food, your favorite beverage, and the sound of the BIG BAND! Bringing to life an era of big bands and ballroom dancing, the BAY AREA BIG BAND generates an electricity and excitement guaranteed to bring you out of your seat. The swinging sounds of jazz one of America’s purist art forms is the foundation of this group. Building on a proud tradition of such historical bands as; Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, and more. The BAY AREA BIG BAND creates a musical experience not to be missed.

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Bay Area Big Band benefit for the Belaire Area Seniors, Inc.
Aug
13
6:00 PM18:00

Bay Area Big Band benefit for the Belaire Area Seniors, Inc.

Join us for our 3rd annual benefit concert sponsored by the BAY AREA MUSIC FOUNDATION and enjoy the dynamic sound of the BIG BAND! Bringing to life an era of big bands and ballroom dancing, the BAY AREA BIG BAND generates an electricity and excitement guaranteed to bring you out of your seat. The swinging sounds of jazz one of America’s purist art forms is the foundation of this group. Building on a proud tradition of such historical bands as; Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, and more. The BAY AREA BIG BAND creates a musical experience not to be missed.​​​​​​​

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Bay Area Little Big Band @ Torch Lake Cafe
Aug
26
2:00 PM14:00

Bay Area Little Big Band @ Torch Lake Cafe

Bring your dancing shoes, enjoy some fantastic food, your favorite beverage, and the sounds of the big band! Bringing to life an era of big bands and ballroom dancing, the BAY AREA LITTLE BIG BAND plays your favorites songs of Great American Songbook and the Big Band Era The swinging sounds of jazz one of America’s purist art forms is the foundation of this group. Building on a proud tradition of such historical bands as; Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, and more. The BAY AREA LITTLE BIG BAND creates a musical experience not to be missed. Featuring Mike Hunter on Trombone, Steve Stargardt on Piano, Jon Lindenau on Drums, Bruce Dondero on Bass, and Chris Bickley on Sax & Flute.

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Bay Area Big Band @ Torch Lake Cafe
Jul
8
2:00 PM14:00

Bay Area Big Band @ Torch Lake Cafe

Bring your dancing shoes, enjoy some fantastic food, your favorite beverage, and the sound of the BIG BAND! Bringing to life an era of big bands and ballroom dancing, the BAY AREA BIG BAND generates an electricity and excitement guaranteed to bring you out of your seat. The swinging sounds of jazz one of America’s purist art forms is the foundation of this group. Building on a proud tradition of such historical bands as; Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, and more. The BAY AREA BIG BAND creates a musical experience not to be missed.

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Bay Area Little Big Band @ Torch Lake Cafe
Jun
24
2:00 PM14:00

Bay Area Little Big Band @ Torch Lake Cafe

Bring your dancing shoes, enjoy some fantastic food, your favorite beverage, and the sounds of the big band! Bringing to life an era of big bands and ballroom dancing, the BAY AREA LITTLE BIG BAND plays your favorites songs of Great American Songbook and the Big Band Era The swinging sounds of jazz one of America’s purist art forms is the foundation of this group. Building on a proud tradition of such historical bands as; Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, and more. The BAY AREA LITTLE BIG BAND creates a musical experience not to be missed.

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Johnny Rogers - Buddy & Beyond
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

Johnny Rogers - Buddy & Beyond

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The Bay Area Music Foundation and the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts present THE JOHNNY ROGERS SHOW. The history of rock n' roll. "Buddy and Beyond: The History of Rock and Roll"; a live show with full band that covers the 50's, 60's and 70's.

The Johnny Rogers Show “The History of Rock n’ Roll” is the story of Buddy and Beyond.
Johnny Is perhaps the most versatile performer in America today. Performing in London, the Netherlands, Germany and all over the United States including New York, Las Vegas, Branson and Chicago.

Johnny will transport his audience back in time when you could go your favorite malt shops with your favorite girl and dance to your favorite bands. The Show is a tribute to the music of the legends of Rock n’ Roll. His show will start with Johnny’s uncanny portrayal of the late Buddy Holly and go on with a tribute to the legendary Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ricky Nelson and Chuck Berry, and many more.

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Bay Area Big Band @ the Torch Lake Cafe
Jun
10
2:00 PM14:00

Bay Area Big Band @ the Torch Lake Cafe

We are so excited to be included in this new tradition. Featuring The BAY AREA BIG BAND on the second Sunday of June, July, and August. Bring your dancing shoes, enjoy some fantastic food, your favorite beverage, and the sound of the BIG BAND! Bringing to life an era of big bands and ballroom dancing, the BAY AREA BIG BAND generates an electricity and excitement guaranteed to bring you out of your seat. The swinging sounds of jazz one of America’s purist art forms is the foundation of this group. Building on a proud tradition of such historical bands as; Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, and more. The BAY AREA BIG BAND creates a musical experience not to be missed. The 1st and 3rd Sundays enjoy the sounds of the Pine River Jazz Band. The 4th Sunday will feature the Bay Area Little Big Band featuring Mike Hunter, Steve Stargardt, Bruce Dondero, Jon Lindenau, and Chris Bickley.

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Edgar Struble & Friends
Jul
5
6:00 PM18:00

Edgar Struble & Friends

Enjoy an evening with Edgar Struble and an all-star cast of musicians including Dan Jacobs and Glenn Floering on trumpet, Chris Bickley on sax & flute, and more.

Edgar's musical career has included work in the film, television and recording industries; a 15-year engagement as music director for Kenny Rogers; and directing and composing music for the annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and American Music Awards programs.

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Hunter-Bickley Quintet at The Filling Station
May
26
8:00 PM20:00

Hunter-Bickley Quintet at The Filling Station

Come out and enjoy live jazz, great food, and your favorite microbrew. This amazing group of musicians include Mike Hunter on trombone, Chris Bickley on sax & flute, Steve Stargardt on piano, Andy Evans on bass, and Jon Lindenau on drums. Look forward to seeing you!

The Hunter - Bickley Jazz Quintet, fronted by saxophonist Chris Bickley and trombonist/vocalist Mike Hunter, was formed in 2015 for special performances (at the Little River Casino) in Manistee, MI. Accompanied by keyboard, bass and drums they took their original cue from the sound of the popular jazz group of the 70’s, the ‘Crusaders’, but also explore other sounds with combining flute or alto flute with trombone on compositions by Antonio Carlos Jobim as well as performing many jazz ‘standards’ over creative beds of sound by pianist Steve Stargardt.

From swing to funk, or latin to blues styles, Hunter - Bickley Jazz Quintet brings a fun, unique and entertaining perspective to your jazz listening experience.

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Home for the Holidays with Edgar Struble
Dec
4
3:30 PM15:30

Home for the Holidays with Edgar Struble

I am thrilled to be able to celebrate the holidays in Traverse City with the Bay Area Music Foundation and the Bay Area Big Band. We’ll be performing my favorite Christmas music in a program we call “Home for the Holidays.” My musical journey has included work in the film, television and recording industries; a 15-year engagement as music director for Kenny Rogers; and directing and composing music for the annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and American Music Awards programs. Those engagements have taken me all over the world, but there’s nothing like being “Home for the Holidays” in Northern Michigan—and I invite you to share the joys of the season with us!

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Tribute to Frank Sinatra featuring Rick Stewart
Oct
2
3:30 PM15:30

Tribute to Frank Sinatra featuring Rick Stewart

I’d like to invite you to join me and the Bay Area Big Band as we perform some of the amazing music of “Old Blue Eyes”  - Frank Sinatra.  His singing and song selection has inspired and entertained people in powerful ways - and you won’t want to miss hearing some of his favorites.  - “Nice & Easy” - "New York, New York", "Mack the Knife" - and other great musical selections.  I look forward to seeing you there!  Rick Stewart

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