Grand Rapids, MI
Based in Grand Rapids, MI, River City Jazz Ensemble is a West Michigan dance band. This ensemble plays swing tunes from the 1920s to the ’50s, performing for weddings and other events. A flexible entertainment choice, this band can also cover special occasions of other varieties. River City Jazz Ensemble puts the bounce in wedding guests' steps. They have several style influences in their approach to music. Some recognizable names include: Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, The Dorsey Brothers, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra are also on the list. River City Jazz Ensemble is made up of an eclectic community. From school teachers and pharmacists to church musicians and businessmen, there are many backgrounds behind this collective talent. River City Jazz Ensemble has played at receptions honoring Presidents Bush, Ford, and Reagan, and for Governor Engler’s Inaugural Ball. The band comprises 10 musicians, and a female vocalist is available if couples elect to have lyrical entertainment at their event.