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Vocalist Joe Scalzitti

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FRANK SINATRA, SWING, HOT-JAZZ & OLDIES with a smattering of pop covers for fun. The St. Louis Big Band is home to the exclusive Gatsby event package & has previously been the entertainment choice of celebrity clients. 18-piece, 12-piece, 9-piece, quartet, & Live Music/ DJ offerings available.  Playing private events and public concerts nationwide. Watch our VIDEO SAMPLES

Our Story:

The St. Louis Big Band was founded in 2010 by visionary alto saxophonist and composer Ryan Sheehan who was at the time 19 years old. His goal was to create a modern big band that has the energy, emotion, & passion of the great bands of yesteryear. 


The Legacy:

The 1930s were a time when big bands ruled the charts and over one-thousand 16-18 piece bands toured the country by train, bus, and boat playing the pop music of the day. The style was hot jazz and with vocals from artists like Peggy Lee and screaming clarinet riffs from the likes of Benny Goodman big band music quickly stole the attention of every single American regardless of age, race, or gender.


Our Goal:

The St. Louis Big Band seeks to embody the spirit, energy, and passion that originally brought big band music to the forefront of popular music. We respect the past but look toward the future.


Our Music:

We are known for FRANK SINATRA, SWING, HOT-JAZZ & OLDIES with a smattering of pop covers for fun.. The St. Louis Big Band is available in a 9 to 18 piece format.



The Band is made up of experienced professionals both young and old. Many have decades of experience and some have previously worked with the world's top artists.  A short list of musicians STLBB members have performed with include Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, 2 time Grammy award winning songwriter Howard Levy of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, The Canadian Brass, Greg Pattillo (The Beatboxing Flutist), and many more.



The St. Louis Big Band has extensive event entertainment experience. Clients include Fortune 500 companies as well as discerning individuals. The band currently has a working relationship with over 60 event venues.

The St. Louis Big Band is available in a 18, 12, & 9 piece configuration.