Johnny Vana and the Big Band Alumni
Members of the Big Band Alumni have made history performing with many of the celebrated orchestras of the big-band era. The alumni are from the bands of Billy May, Woody Herman, Harry James, Freddy Martin, Bob Crosby, Stan Kenton, Glenn Miller, the Dorsey and Elgart brothers, Benny Goodman, Les Brown, Buddy Rich, Ray Anthony, Louie Bellson, Alvino Rey and many other notable bands.
The Big Band Alumni led by Johnny Vana continues to please concert audiences and swing dancers after 15 years of regular performances. The authentic swinging sounds of the 40's and 50's are still alive with the Alumni who continue to perform with the same passion of the era as intended by the songwriters and arrangers.
Johnny Vana and the Big Band Alumni have appeared at numerous concerts, corporate events, jazz festivals, major dances and on television. Its music has been heard on 365 jazz and swing radio stations across the U.S. and Canada, as well as on the BBC in London.
The Big Band Alumni is available to perform at your event and to support your talent.