Branco Stamas Big Band

The Branco / Stamas Big Band specializes in performing swing, ballroom dance and jazz music. The band's repertiore encompasses a wide spectrum of music which has been written and arranged specifically for this type of ensemble. Our standard instrumentation includes 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxophones, piano, guitar, bass, drums and lead vocalist. First established in 1988, the Branco / Stamas Big Band has some of Boston's finest musicians in its ranks. Many of our players are alumni of historic big bands, including the Artie Shaw Orchestra, the Buddy Rich Band and Woody Herman's Thundering Herd, to name a few. Several are currently faculty members of Boston area schools, including the Berklee College of Music. The band's featured vocalists include Boston-area favorites Steve Marvin, Toni Ballard and trumpeter/arranger Jerry Ceeco. We've performed for many private, civic and corporate functions throughout New England, and look forward to entertaining your guests.