Big bands hold a very special place in the hearts of millions of Americans. It was a positive and optimistic music and an inspiration to millions during one of the more difficult periods of American History. It helped guide us through the Great Depression, World War II and the post war recession.
The music was so indelibly etched into the American culture that virtually no person living at the time was not touched in some deep way by it. Swing music was appreciated at many levels … It fulfilled the yearning for a sentimental, romantic escape from the mundane and at the same time was appreciated for its excitement and even as fine art.
The Big Band Sunday Brunch features the greats … Benny Goodman, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey, The Count Basie Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw and so many more! These iconic orchestras and big bands were the launching pad for so many vocalists like Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby and many, many others!