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Dave Stephens’ Swing Band
Here to entertain on deck throughout the day!
In the past twenty years, The Dave Stephens Band has played over 3,000 shows, performing for dancers and music lovers throughout the U.S. The ensemble has received rave reviews from jazz aficionados, heads of state, and two U.S. presidents.
Modern Big Band
Specializing in high-energy, vintage jazz, and all forms of ballroom dance, this modern incarnation of the big band has collected numerous awards and honors since its creation in the legendary jazz clubs of Kansas City. Comprised of world class musicians, theband’s repertoire fuses unique interpretations of early 20th century American classics with Stephens’ dynamic original compositions.
The Dave Stephens Band has opened for the likes of the Count Basie Orchestra, performed at the famed Playboy Mansion and has been a favorite of the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, including a headlining performance alongside Duran Duran and Foreigner on New Year’s Eve 2001.
Rave Reviews from Fortune 500
The band’s corporate client list reads like a “Who’s Who?” of Fortune 500 companies.Stephens was recently commissioned by UCLA Medical Center and the Evelyn Freed Foundation to produce “The MRI Latin Jazz Experience,” an original soundtrack that showcases his unique composition skills.
In addition to a frenetic performance schedule, Stephens has appeared on many radio and television commercials and a variety of studio recordings, including his critically acclaimed 1998 tribute to swing music, “Swing Out.” Subsequent albums “Tropical Cocktail” and “Live at Jardine’s” [the famous Kansas City jazz club] garnered rave reviews and the band has been featured in The New York Times as well as many other noted publications.
Following the release of the top-selling “Jazz Hymn Project” album in 2007, Stephensand his ensemble have played at churches in California, Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri, including the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA. For the past eight years,Stephens has been based in Los Angeles, returning regularly to Kansas City to perform with his original band members. He has also teamed up with a new group of SoCal showstoppers to rock venues up and down the Southern California coast, including recent shows in Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Hollywood, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and San Diego.
The Dave Stephens Band creates a live experience not to be missed. Check out the show that has been described as, “An addictive and highly entertaining mix of suave crooning and powerhouse showmanship!”
Read the feature article on The Dave Stephens Band in the Sunday edition of the New York Times: