The Uptown Big Band has been performing both traditional and modern big band jazz for more than 15 years. Under the direction of Dan Dorrill, the band provides Chattanooga and the surrounding area with the great sounds of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, as well as the more modern arrangements of Tom Kubis, Gordon Goodwin, Bill Liston, Sammy Nestico, Bill Holman and other great writers and arrangers.
The Uptown Big Band has as its members some of Chattanooga's finest jazz musicians and vocalists. In addition to instrumental arrangements, its vocalists cover popular favorites from Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble', Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'Day, Natalie Cole, and others.
Having developed a local following, the Uptown Big Band continues to be a regional favorite, with performances at a wide variety of venues including the Riverbend Music Festival, Miller Plaza, and a number of private parties, banquets, balls, and weddings.
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Nashville Jazz Orchestra: www.nashvillejazzorchestra.org
Laura Coyle: www.lauracoylejazz.com