Welcome to the Big Band Tradition website! If you would like to contact the band with questions or possible concert/dance opportunities, please use the contact information (e-mail addresses) at the end of this web page.

Following is a description of the kinds of music that the band enjoys playing, plus some additional information about them and their previous gigs.


Big Band Tradition

A full-sized big band based in Silver Spring, Maryland
Performing a variety of instrumental and vocal music
for dances and concerts in the Washington, D.C., area

Dance Music
A variety of dance styles: foxtrots, waltzes, tangos, mambos, sambas, line dances, etc.

Dance Music of the Swing Band Era (1930’s, 1940’s)

  • Glenn Miller
  • Duke Ellington
  • Harry James
  • Tommy Dorsey
  • Benny Goodman
  • Count Basie
  • And others

Dance Music of the Post-Swing Era (1950’s to present)

  • Stan Kenton
  • Woody Herman
  • Sammy Nestico
  • Brian Setzer
  • And others

Concert Music

A history of big-band music from past to present, or music of a particular well-known band, or a variety of music: some old, some new, some fast-paced, some blue.

Modern Day Concert Music

  • Buddy Rich
  • Bill Holman
  • Oliver Nelson
  • Tom Kubis
  • Thad Jones
  • Doc Severinsen
  • Maynard Ferguson
  • Gordon Goodwin
  • And others

Representative Performances

    • Big Band Society
  • Elks Club, Rockville
  • Goodman Hall, B’nai Israel
    • Retirement and Assisted Living Facilities
  • Schweinhaut Senior Center
  • Asbury Methodist Village
  • Summerville of Potomac
    • Institutions and Clubs
  • New Deal Cafe
  • Silver Spring Civic Center
  • Bethesda Naval Medical Center Officers Club
  • Greenbelt Community Center
  • Fairfax, VA, Elks Club
    • Churches
  • Christ Congregational Church
  • First Baptist Church
  • St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
  • Woodside Methodist Church
  • St. Andrews Lutheran Church


  1. Tony Jordan · July 8, 2019

    Check out some youtubes from our 2017 appearance at The Greenbelt Jazz Festival: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ3UC9ro7SE90MgMQcmwcGocAHbUG0Vsi


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