Dave Banks Big Band


The Finest in Big Band Jazz
We welcome you to our home page. While there is no better way to experience The Dave Banks Big Band but live, and in person, this site will give you a glimpse into our band and its players. We can fill your need whether it is corporate, resort, casino or cruise ship entertainment, concerts, dances, backing major entertainers, or a wedding reception, this all-star band is THE band that will deliver for you with an excitement and professionalism that leaves the audience and client begging for more!

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The Dave Banks Big Band-  This powerhouse 17 piece swinging big band is
based out of Akron, Ohio and is led by Ohio native and 20 year Las Vegas
veteran trumpet artist, Dave Banks.  The band boasts of having the very top
players in the Northeast Ohio area including trumpeter John English, saxophonists Don Turoso, Bob Esterle and Dave Kana, trombonists Chas Baker, Scott Garlock and drummer Mark Gonder. Dave fronts the band with his soaring trumpet reminding you of Doc Severinson, Harry James and Maynard Ferguson. This band will definitely make your event sparkle. Their repertoire ranges from original compositions to standard big band favorites. Featured vocalists have included Peggy Coyle, Shannon Eller, Marsha Newman, Barb Knight, Helen Welch,  Michael Sonata, John Morton, Frederick Davis and Paul Hoffman.
Their library of big band music includes hit songs arranged by the best writers in the business. They have played to packed houses at the Cleveland Bop Stop, the Packard Music Hall, Carousel Dinner Theatre, The Tangier Ballroom and The Kent Stage. They will travel the United States, Canada and Europe and are available for Cruise Ship bookings.

Our RAT PACK SHOW is ready for YOU!!
Special Rates Available!
   The Dave Banks Big Band is ready to bring the RAT PACK to your event and make it spectacular! Contact Dave to set up a date at 330-472-2512.

Dave and the Rat Pack
Dave and members of The Rat Pack!

National Rat Pack Show Featured DBBB!
    The Dave Banks Big Band once again showed its musical ability to back major entertainers. The band came to the Packard Music Hall in Warren Ohio on January 8 to back one of the  National touring Rat Pack Shows. The Musical Director is one of Dave's Las Vegas buddies, Lon Bronson.  Also assisting and playing trumpet was Dave Perrico, who was an alum of the DBBB and has since moved to Las Vegas and tore up the strip with his Pop Evolution and Pop Strings Ensembles. There was a huge crowd and the evening's promoters were thrilled with the show!

Dave's NEW Legends Signature Trumpet Mouthpiece is HERE!


Dave's new Legends Signature Series Trumpet Mouthpiece Has Launched!
   Dave is now sharing his main mouthpiece with the world! You can own his Legends SS Banks model mouthpiece for your very own! Click on the link above and it will take you right to the Legends site! Or contact Dave directly and he'll order one for you at dbanks1@neo.rr.com.

Have Cause, Will Travel!

    Does your organization need a great fundraising event? Put The Dave Banks Big Band to work for you. We have done 50/50 concerts, dinner/show/dances and other packages designed to help bring in money for your particular cause. We work with schools as well as non-profit organizations and will discount rates to fit your budget needs. Contact us at dbanks1@neo.rr.com and get the ball rolling for 2015.

The Dave Banks Big Band Returns to The Music Box November 11!
*DBBB will back Michael Sonata In A Sinatra Tribute!
   On November 11, The Dave Banks Big Band will be appearing at the Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland, Ohio! We will be performing with Sinatra Tribute artist, Michael Sonata and comedian Mike Conley.This will be an incredible evening of music you won't want to miss. For reservations, go to:

Sinatra Forever!

Michael Sonata

Dave Banks and Jimmy Mulidore Reunited again after 27 Years!
**Las Vegas Legend duos with DBBB February 19

The Rubber City's own wildly popular & hard-swingin' big band brought the flavors of the New York City & Los Angeles jazz scenes to Akron, while featuring legendary Las Vegas saxophonist and renowned bandleader, Jimmy Mulidore! BluJazz was absolutely sold out and they were turning standing room guests away! 
   It was in Las Vegas where Banks originally linked up with legendary West Coast saxophonist & renowned bandleader, Jimmy Mulidore, whose resume includes performances with Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, & Louis Armstrong. Moving to Las Vegas in 1957 provided Mulidore the opportunity to work with some of the biggest stars in the business. He began working at the renown Sands Hotel and Casino with the Rat Pack – Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, and Dean Martin. By 1969, Jimmy was musical director at the Las Vegas Hilton, a position he held for eighteen years (and where he also shared the bandstand with Dave).

Notable arrangers for the show were Thad Jones, Duke Ellington, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Tom Kubis, Bill Holman, Don Sebesky, Bob Florence, Michael Abene were featured with many terrific charts.

Performing with the band were Don Turoso, Tom Reed, Bob Esterle, Dave Kana, Dick Willis (saxes), John English, Erik Gimbel, Chris DeMarco (trumpets), Phil Brice, Chas Baker, Pete Cumming, Scott Garlock (trombones), Jeremey Poparad (guitar), Alex Hoyt (piano), Aidan Plank (bass), and Jim Rupp (drums).


Another Big Band Wedding, and Another Satisfied Couple! 
   If you've never had a chance to experience The Dave Banks Big Band doing a wedding reception, you have truly missed something! Imagine hearing music from every era, be it swing, jazz, rock, motown, even some Broadway hits, all put together with a client's particular wishes in mind! With our library of over 500 songs, a stable of vocalists able to cover everything from Elvis to Sinatra to Janis Joplin, the DBBB has the versatility to make any reception sparkle. On May 16, the DBBB came out with a wide variety of styles for the reception of Anna Caldwell and Jason Saini, held at the Lake Erie Building in Lakewood, Ohio. Afterwards, Anna wrote the band, saying, "Thank you so much for making our wedding reception so memorable. The band was fantastic. The singers were spectacular!"
   The band also performed on April 10 at the reception of Molly Meyer and Chris Williams! Not to be outdone, the DBBB has been contracted AGAIN, this time they will travel to Akron, Indiana for the FOURTH time this family clan has hired the DBBB for a reception! They obviously trust Dave and the gang to provide great live music for their reception needs!

Dave Banks plays on the new, Dave Banks Signature Trumpet Mouthpiece made by Legends Brass! Click here to see their site!

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