Did you know that two of America’s greatest songwriters were from right here in Indiana? They are of course Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael! This big band show pays tribute to all of their greatest hits. Timeless songs like: I've Got You Under My Skin, Georgia On My Mind, Night And Day, Heart And Soul, Begin The Beguine, Stardust, I Get A Kick Out Of You, and many, many more. (Note: this show can also be presented as a Cole Porter-only performance entitled, "I Get a Kick Out of Cole" which features all Cole Porter songs)
An exciting tribute to the greatest big band singer of all time, the incomparable Frank Sinatra. All of the greatest hits from the "Chairman of the Board" including: Come Fly With Me, I've Got You Under My Skin, My Way, New York New York, Fly Me To The Moon, Summer Wind, The Lady Is A Tramp, The Way You Look Tonight, All The Way, and many more. We may even sneak in a couple of hit tunes from Frank's "Rat Pack" buddies, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis. To add to the overall Vegas Show experience, this show also features some memorable big band classics from the great Count Basie Orchestra. This show is the next best thing to seeing "Ol' Blue Eyes" in person at The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas backed by the Basie band!
A big band salute to the very best songs of the musical theater. This performance features music from the greatest Broadway shows in history. Rogers and Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Andrew Lloyd Webber are just a few of the composers whose show music is featured.
A spectacular big band revue of the greatest instrumental and vocal swing hits of all time, both past and present. Featuring the music of Benny Goodman, Michael Buble, Lionel Hampton, Tommy Dorsey, Natalie Cole, Buddy Rich, Duke Ellington, Louis Prima, Harry James, Artie Shaw, Brian Setzer, Harry Connick Jr. and many more! Swing, swing, and nothin' but swing!
This show is a lively and loving homage to the greatest and most popular big band of all time, The Glenn Miller Orchestra. This concert features every single one of his greatest hits. Tunes like In The Mood, String Of Pearls, Pennsylvania 6-5000, Tuxedo Junction, Chattanooga Choo Choo, I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo, and Moonlight Serenade are all performed. In addition to the Miller Band's more well-known hits, this performance also highlights many of his lesser-known classics, as originally performed with his WW II-era Army Air Corps Band. Along with all of the great instrumental hits, all of the spectacular vocal hits are also re-created.
This rousing big band show literally has something for all live-music enthusiasts. First and foremost, this performance showcases patriotic favorites like God Bless America, The Star Spangled Banner, America The Beautiful, The Stars and Stripes Forever, and God Bless The USA, among others. Also featured is a generous sampling of World War II-era hits topped off by some instrumental and vocal classics featuring the outstanding soloists of the IJO. Throw in a little comic relief and you've got a full variety show of big band music!
This performance features the world’s best sacred and secular Christmas music. Seasonal instrumental and vocal favorites will all be presented in an exciting big band jazz style. Yuletide hits from the Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, and Count Basie orchestras will also be featured. This is a can’t miss concert for all holiday music enthusiasts!
The shows listed are just some of the more popular ones requested. The Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra can also perform other themed shows that are fun, entertaining, and popular with general audiences. These include shows devoted exclusively to the music of other great songwriters like George Gershwin, and Richard Rodgers, as well as tribute shows to famous big bands like Stan Kenton, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington. Please feel free to contact us about any potential Big Band or Great American Songbook theme that you don’t see listed. We can often tailor a theme to fit your needs and desires.