Akron Big Band Electronic Press Kit

The Akron Big Band at the
Cleveland Metro Health Gala (2022)

The Akron Big Band is a 19-piece, traditionally formatted big band playing music from the 1920s through modern time. The band has grown from a community-based recreational ensemble to a more premiere band playing over a dozen gigs a year primarily in Northeast Ohio. Our music ranges from Basie, Kenton, and Sinatra to the Tower of Power and the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band.

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The Akron Big Band performs live for a variety of audiences and venues, ranging from intimate special event settings for dozens to larger facilities or locations catering to hundreds.

Special Events for small groups:
Akron Women’s Club luncheon
Kenmore Community Center Ice Cream Social

Annual Events mid-size gathering:
– NOW Church (Wadsworth, OH) Holiday event
Concordia Senior Center (Copley, OH)

Larger Gatherings over 100
Copley Circle Sunday Bandstand (annual)
Silver Lake Annual Community Picnic (annual)
– Private New Year’s Eve parties

Foundation & Corporate Events
Metro Health Gala (Cleveland OH)
Legacy of Honor Gala (MAPS Air Museum)

Our VIRTUAL Audience consists of a growing Facebook page:

Our YouTube channel is always growing with an increasing audience spread.

• February 18, 2023 – NOW Church, Wadsworth, OH
• April 6, 2023 – Rialto Theater, Kenmore (Akron), OH
• May 23, 2023 – Kenmore Community Center, Akron OH
• June 20, 2023 – NOW Church, Wadsworth, OH
• June 26, 2023 – Concordia at Sumner, Copley, OH
• July 9, 2023 – Copley Circle Summer Bandstand, Copley, OH
• July 15, 2023 – Silver Lake Summer Gathering, Silver Lake, OH
• July 23, 2023 – Westerville Exchange Big Band Concert, Location TBA, Westerville, OH
• August 20, 2023 – Westerville Exchange Concert, Columbia Woods Park, Norton, OH
• November 4, 2023 – Zion Lutheran Church, Doylestown, OH

Director: Jim Fry, 432-296-1909
Booking & Media: booking@theakronbigband.com

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