BIG SWING AND THE BALLROOM BLASTERS is a blast from the past and the best party music of today. Assembled to recreate the excitement of the world-famous Cotton Club in New York where the rich and famous danced to the greats like Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington, BIG SWING AND THE BALLROOM BLASTERS combines swing, jazz, soul and pop into a powerful and energetic 3-hour, non-stop performance.
BIG SWING AND THE BALLROOM BLASTERS PLEASES ALL AGES AND TASTES!
Whether you're interested in a jazzy, swinging sound, or the full blast of world-class horns and amazing female vocals on a contemporary tune, BIG SWING AND THE BALLROOM BLASTERS is sure to please your most discerning and diverse guests. Start with classics from the early jazz era of the Cotton Club and then JUMP into the best from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today!
BIG SWING AND THE BALLROOM BLASTERS - CLASSY OR SASSY - YOU SET THE MOOD
Looking for Big-Stage impact? Prefer something modern and approachable? No matter the style of your event, BIG SWING AND THE BALLROOM BLASTERS offers costuming and staging options that fit perfectly. White tuxes, top hats and tails ... or cool urban sophisticate...we'll be a tailored part of your special occasion.
BIG SWING AND THE BALLROOM BLASTERS is hardly subtle! But you can add the following:
Five Fabulous Front Vocalists
Presented as 13 or 17 pieces
Offered with four or eight horns
Kickin' four piece rhythm section
Available as a Party Band for dancing
Offered as a Big Band for concerts
A GROUP OF AWESOME TALENT
These seasoned veterans have performed with:
Earth Wind & Fire
La Toya Jackson
Wynton and Branford Marsalis
BIG SWING AND THE BALLROOM BLASTERS Band Leader, Jerry Freeman, has PLAYED / TOURED WITH:
Earth, Wind & Fire
So, if you want the newest, most unique sound and performance, consider BIG SWING AND THE BALLROOM BLASTERS!
Ellie, The party was kept a surprise and everything was perfect. There were more comments on the band and they all loved it better than anything. Everyone had a great time, the food and entertainment and the guests were all in awe. It was a beautiful evening and that is thanks to the Bands wonderful entertainment and so accomodating...Use us anytime for a reference. Once again, I thank you so much for taking your advice. P. S. Jerry went far and beyond to satifsy us and was easy to work with.
Private 80th Birthday Party
On behalf of Lundy's Special Events, thank you so very much for your assistance and spectacular service given to our event. The entire crowd of over 750 guests raved about the band and they danced the night away. I was so impressed by the professionalism , attention to detail, and creativity! Thank you for your services as well, you were a gem to work with and I am so excited about future business together!
I'm sure that Carolyn and Chris will write to you when they return from their honeymoon. They will have plenty to say, I know, about Big Swing, all of it very positive. I could not have been more pleased with Big (and Little) Swing. They were such nice people, all of them so friendly and polite. The music was perfect, truly. Everyone, regardless of age, enjoyed listening to them and watching them, and almost everyone there danced at least a song or two, if not all night long. I believe the only exception was my nearly 93 year old mother! I suspect that a lot of people will be asking for Big Swing based on all the raves I heard about them that night and since. Thank you for making all the arrangements for Big and Little Swing.
Mother of the Bride
Big Swing & the Ballroom Blasters were out of this world!! KUDOS to them for playing all the shag and beach music they knew!! Everyone absolutely loved them and just as you promised no one was disappointed. Someone even told me, "I feel like I'm in Las Vegas!!" Thanks for recommending them to us and making it happen. Everyone will definitely recommend them.
National Kidney Foundation
"We would like to thank you and your fabulous group for a great evening! Not only did you sound great, everyone was so nice to work with, so professional, and also a pleasure to watch perform. I told everyone how great you were going to be and they were not disappointed. I have had SO many people tell me how fantastic the band was. Many have asked for your name. Thanks again and I hope I get the pleasure of hearing you play again soon."
Hi Ted - Finally back in the office...In all the years we have done events, across the United States, there have never been as many comments about a band as there were about Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters. This was without question the single best performance ever. We had corporate CEO's, attendees of all ages and some pretty high profile VIP's in attendance. Everyone loved the band. From the very first song to the last song the entire dance floor was packed. Jerry and his group are very, very professional and were great to work with as we had a few changes. As you know, the band can make or break an event and this is a perfect example of how the right band can greatly enhance the success of an event.
David B. (June 1st, 2012)
Ted - They were FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!! I know that they had a Great time with us as well. I asked them which party was more fun, their Friday night party in Richmond or ours and they said ours!!
Everyone from the oldest people there like Ashton's Grandparents, to all of her friends in the low 20's and everyone in between couldn't stop dancing and saying how good the band was. it was a wedding reception that will be very hard to be topped. They were so professional and engaging with the crowed, they were all very attractive and full of energy all night long and I think they were the best band that I have ever been with. I also had fun at rehearsal with them from 2:30-4:00 Saturday afternoon. I think that they will say they have never had a Father of the Bride come to rehearsal and dance while they are practicing their songs!!
All I can say is that you were correct in June when you said to book Big Swing...the band that I wanted..so all of us would be so happy now!! Thanks again and please feel free to pass my comments to Jerry and the rest of the band.
Lang M. (Jan 14th, 2012)
Big Swing was FABULOUS!
They were so high energy and people hit the dance floor the minute it was open to the guests and stayed the rest of the night. While they were good when we saw them a few months ago, they were GREAT for our wedding. The horn section had everyone fired up including my cousins who danced with them. The band was so interactive and made the evening feel so intimate. It was an experience beyond what I had ever imagined and Big Swing was the first detail of the wedding people wanted to discuss the next morning at the brunch.
Also, I must compliment Jerry Freeman who was tremendously professional. He was very easy to work with and quickly remedied any issues we had at the beginning.
My mom's comments was that while she was hoping they would take a break (though the younger folks were glad they didnt!), they were worth every penny. She is a tough critic so this says a ton!
It was GREAT!!! Big Swing was phenomenal. The music was fabulous and it seemed the whole party danced the entire time they played. We really did not want them to stop. I hope the band enjoyed it too -they were really nice guys. I hope to get to go to a party where they play again soon. We all really had a good time last night, and it was a great fundraiser for NCDT. Thanks so much for all your help.
NC Dance Theatre
Big Swing & the Ballroom Blasters did a great job at our Nov. 15th ( Ted Turner's 60th Birthday ) event. They were pleasant and professional, and most importantly, extremely talented. We've had a lot of positive feedback about them from party guests. It is always a pleasure to work with you.
Debbie Masterson, Vice President
Turner Enterprises, Inc.
Big Swing is just the best! They were great
Kim G. (November 29th & December 1st, 2012)
GoDaddy.com Corporate Event
Big Swing & The Ballroom Blasters were a big hit at the 62nd North Carolina Azalea Festival's 2009 Patrons' Party Gala. They played a great variety of music and had everyone on their feet on the dance floor. Multiple patrons and corporate sponsors expressed their appreciation and said they thought they were one of if not the best band we have had perform at this event. I am happy to be a reference for them in the future, as I would highly recommend them without reservation to anyone. Thank you for referring them to me.
2010 North Carolina Azalea Festival President
Everything was GREAT! They did a fantastic job & all of our guests were blown away. I'll forward prelim pics, haven't gotten them all, but you can see the feel & look of it. Thank you Steve for everything.
Renee P. (Jan 4th, 2012)
Hawaii Private Party
Big Swing exceeded all expectations. They are true professionals , great showmen & women and a tremendous crowd pleaser.
I was impressed with a pre-event phone call to discuss type of music desired , costume request etc.
Thanks for all you did, as it was a pleasure to work with you.
Bill W. (June 15th, 2013)
Father of the Bride
Steve, the band was INCREDIBLE!!!!
I will certainly keep you in mind for next year's event.
They were truly a sensation, everyone loved the music, dancing, interaction and sheer happiness they gave off!
Carrie M. (May 4th, 2013)
Birmingham Museum of Art Gala
Rick: The evening was beyond a BLAST!!! Big Swing was amazing , fun, nice, talented, and made the party the best!!!! My only regret was not knowing that I should have booked them for 4 hours!!! Thank you so much for your help and guidance. Please tell the band that we were beyond pleased and appreciate them sharing their talents with us . Happy Thanksgiving.
Cameron C. (November 23rd, 2013)