Established in 2003, this 18-piece band has performed throughout Western New York at numerous venues. The group is composed of 5 saxes, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, a male and female vocalist and rhythm section. This instrumentation keeps the sounds of the traditional “Big Band Era” alive, and enriches the sounds of other styles of music written for larger ensembles. From swing to ballads, the Easy Street Big Band plays many of the great songs from past to present, for your dancing and listening pleasure.
The band was awarded “Best Jazz Big Band” at the Buffalo Music Awards in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and inducted into the “Hall of Achievement” in 2010. Although the awards were discontinued, The Easy Street Big Band continues its award-winning level of performance.
In 2014, the original founder of the band retired, and two long-time members stepped into leadership roles. Wayne Blumrick serves as Band Leader and Public Relations Director, and Larry Scaglione is current Webmaster and Business Manager. The leadership team has added new songs and fresh arrangements of traditional standards to their ever-popular and growing repertoire.
The Easy Street Big Band is the perfect addition to Lindy in the Buff and you know they'll keep you swinging all night!