Featuring: Sound Body.
The Sound Body Jazz Orchestra is a full 18-piece big band, including male and female vocalists. But for smaller venues that cannot accommodate the full group, we often use a smaller version of the orchestra that can perform the same playlist as the larger ensemble, using eight horns rather than thirteen and a three or four man rhythm section. For intimate jazz settings, our fine drummer, bass and keyboard players are joined by a tenor or alto sax player to form the Sound Body Jazz Quartet. This group plays a combination of jazz standards and contemporary jazz similar to the mix played by the orchestra.
The jazz orchestra is an original American art form that combines the sheer joy and freedom of jazz rhythms with a rich and powerful orchestral sound. Following in the tradition of the famous jazz orchestras of the 1930s and 40s (commonly known as "big bands"), Sound Body plays an eclectic mix of styles - from classic swing to hard-driving Latin, to lush ballads. But what makes this ensemble unique is the addition of contemporary jazz and fusion tunes from the 1970s to today. The common thread of this broad repertoire: it's all great dance music!
Gather your friends and family, bring a blanket or chair over Rapid Run Park and enjoy some great music!