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Brew City Big Band

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Biography


The Brew City Big Band is a full 22 piece big band.  This group of accomplished musicians has performed at prestigious venues such as Miller Park, Mitchell Park Domes, Milwaukee Yacht club, Irish Cultural Center, Italian Community Center, Summerfest, Festa Italiano, Germanfest, Wisconsin Lutheran College, and countless weddings and private parties.
Originally started as a collaboration of musicians from local jazz bands, the band endeavored to bring back the timeless classics, true to their original style.  After working tirelessly, the band obtained the musicians, music, and equipment needed for this task.  Despite coming from meager beginnings, this powerhouse group has been recognized as one of Milwaukee’s Premier Big Bands.  From their friendly demeanor, to their dapper attire, this ensemble is guaranteed to dazzle any audience.
The Brew City Big Band has the largest selection of music in town.  These pieces feature big band standards from: Frank Sinatra; Bobby Darin; Artie Shaw; Count Basie; Glenn Miller; Tommy Dorsey; Benny Goodman; Ted Heath; Rosemay Clooney; Dean Martin; Perez Prado; Bunny Berigan; Billie Holiday, and many others.  They also play contemporary pieces from famous artists, such as: Michael Buble; Jane Monheit; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; Brian Setzer; and Harry Connick Jr.
Looking for more variety?  The band breaks down into a 16 piece variety band.  They play selections from various artists including: Bill Haley and the Comets; Stevie Wonder; Michael Jackson; Wilson Pickett; James Brown; Elvis Presley; Donna Summer; Gloria Gaynor; A Taste of Honey; The Commodores; Neil Diamond; Pat Benetar; Madonna; The Supremes; Cher; ABBA; The Champs; Etta James; Patsy Cline; Eddie Floyd; Aretha Franklin; Dusty Springfield; Robert Parker; Jerry Lee Lewis; Lou Rawls; The Blues Brothers; Ides of March; Louis Prima; The Village People; Bon Jovi; Bachman-Turner Overdrive; Van Morrison; Santana; Robert Palmer; Blondie; and The B-52’s.
They even offer an all inclusive wedding package that includes: a brass quintet for your ceremony; a jazz combo for your cocktail/dinner hour; and one or both bands for your reception.
Have an upcoming event?  They will cater to you!  Tell them what you are looking for, and they will provide.  Whether it’s Swing, Latin, or a little bit of everything, The Brew City Big Band will leave a lasting impression.  Get ready to go back in time with The Brew City Big Band.

Song List

AROUND THE WORLD                                                                MATT MONRO
TILL THERE WAS YOU                                                                SHIRLEY JONES
FLY ME TO THE MOON                                                               FRANK SINATRA
ARMED FORCES MEDLEY                                                          GLENN MILLER
YOU’RE NOBODY TILL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU                DEAN MARTIN
BEI MIR BIST DU SCHOEN                                                         BENNY GOODMAN
COME FLY WITH ME                                                                    FRANK SINATRA
FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS                                                 NAT KING COLE
NON DEMENTICAR                                                                      NAT KING COLE
MAMBO ITALIANO                                                                       ROSEMARY CLOONEY
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL                                                       SAMUEL A. WARD
HAVA  NAGILA                                                                               HEBREW FOLK SONG
WITCHCRAFT                                                                                 FRANK SINATRA
I’M GETTING SENTIMENTAL OVER YOU                             TOMMY DORSEY
JUMPIN’ AT THE WOODSIDE                                                   COUNT BASIE
LEAP FROG                                                                                     LES BROWN
AMERICAN PATROL                                                                    GLENN MILLER
FEELING GOOD                                                                            MICHAEL BUBLE
QUANDO, QUANDO, QUANDO                                                MICHAEL BUBLE
MOONLIGHT SERENADE                                                          GLENN MILLER
A STRING OF PEARLS                                                                 GLENN MILLER
SATIN DOLL                                                                                   COUNT BASIE
JUST FRIENDS                                                                              RED MCKENZIE
PENNSLYVANIA 6-5000                                                             GLENN MILLER
IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN’T MY BABY                                    LOUIS JORDAN
HOW ABOUT YOU                                                                        JUDY GARLAND/ M ROONEY
STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT                                         NAT KING COLE
ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE                                                BILLIE HOLIDAY
BLUE SKIES                                                                                    IRVING BERLIN
SWEET LORRAINE                                                                       RUDY VALLEE
SUMMER WIND                                                                            FRANK SINATRA
KING OF SWING                                                                  BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
EAGER BEAVER                                                                            STAN KENTON
CUTE                                                                                                 COUNT BASIE
CORAZON DE MELON                                                                 PEREZ PRADO
OH YEAH                                                                               BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE                   PEREZ PRADO
A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE               GLENN MILLER
BEER BARREL POLKA                                                                FRANKIE YANKOVIC
WHERE OR WHEN                                                                      ROGERS AND HART
720 IN THE BOOKS                                                                     JAN SAVITT
MINNIE THE MOOCHER                                                          CAB CALLOWAY
CONTESSA                                                                                     LENNIE NIEHAUS
EMBRACEABLE YOU                                                                  GINGER  ROGERS
PERHAPS, PERHAPS, PERHAPS                                              DORIS DAY
YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG                                            FRANK SINATRA
LIECHTENSTEINER POLKA                                                     WILL GLAHE
RELAX  MAX                                                                                  DINAH WASHINGTON
SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME                                           MICHAEL BUBLE
WHEN I FALL IN LOVE                                                              DORIS DAY
SATURDAY NIGHT                                                                      FRANK SINATRA
IT HAD BETTER BE TONIGHT                                                 MICHAEL BUBLE
IN THE MOOD                                                                               GLENN MILLER
TUXADO JUNCTION                                                                   GLENN MILLER
CHARADE                                                                                       BOBBY DARIN
PATRICIA                                                                                        PEREZ PRADO
SWAY                                                                                               R CLOONEY
I WON’T DANCE                                                          MICHAEL BUBLE/JANE MONHEIT
TOO DARN HOT                                                                           ELLA FITZGERALD
MOONDANCE                                                                               VAN MORRISON
CLEMENTINE                                                                               BOBBY DARIN
DREAM A LITTLE  DREAM OF ME                                         MICHAEL BUBLE
MEAN TO ME                                                                                 BILLIE HOLIDAY
TIME ON MY HANDS                                                                   ARTIE SHAW
TOPSY                                                                                               COUNT BASIE
NEW YORK, NEW YORK                                                             FRANK SINATRA
BEGIN THE BEGUINE                                                                 ARTIE SHAW
ALL OF ME                                                                                      ELLA FITZGERALD
FEVER                                                                                              PEGGY LEE
I CAN’T GET STARTED                                                                BUNNY BERIGAN
SPANISH EYES                                                                              E  HUMPERDINK
YOU AND ME AND THE BOTTLE MAKES THREE        BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
MACK THE KNIFE                                                                        BOBBY DARIN
SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY                                                         LES BROWN
BLACK COFFEE                                                                             JULIE LONDON
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD                                               LOUIS ARMSTRONG
BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY                                                 THE ANDREW SISTERS
BEYOND THE SEA                                                                        BOBBY DARIN
IT HAPPENED IN MONTEREY                                                  FRANK SINATRA
HOT TODDY                                                                                    TED HEATH
AIN’T THAT A KICK IN THE HEAD                                          DEAN MARTIN
STARDUST                                                                                       TED HEATH
AROUND THE WORLD                                                                MATT MONRO
TILL THERE WAS YOU                                                                SHIRLEY JONES
FLY ME TO THE MOON                                                               FRANK SINATRA
ARMED FORCES MEDLEY                                                          GLENN MILLER
YOU’RE NOBODY TILL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU                DEAN MARTIN
BEI MIR BIST DU SCHOEN                                                         BENNY GOODMAN
COME FLY WITH ME                                                                    FRANK SINATRA
FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS                                                 NAT KING COLE
NON DEMENTICAR                                                                      NAT KING COLE
MAMBO ITALIANO                                                                       ROSEMARY CLOONEY
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL                                                       SAMUEL A. WARD
HAVA  NAGILA                                                                               HEBREW FOLK SONG
WITCHCRAFT                                                                                 FRANK SINATRA

Contact Info

Phone: 414-550-2988 

mail: jim@milwaukeelivebands.com