0 Valentines Day Dinner / Dance

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0 Our Condolences ….

We have recently learned of the passing of Elizabeth Hermedes, wife of our dear friend and broadcaster Chris Martin. Chris and Elizabeth have been long-time supporters of The Joey Thomas Big Band. We extend our deepest condolences to Chris and his extended family.

 

0 Big Band Treasures with a Veteran’s Salute (Sat. Nov 12th • 7:30 PM • Long Lake, NY)

Are you in the mood for some Big Band Treasures? The Joey Thomas Big Band hits the Long Lake Stage to honor our Veterans. Enjoy Big Band Treasures and a Veteran’s Salute to say thank you to our Veterans for their service! The Great American Songbook and Big Band Swing are core to America’s musical heritage. In addition to tributes to the Dorsey brothers, Glenn Miller, and Duke Ellington, in the air they’ll be sounds of Cab Calloway, Harry James, and Frank Sinatra.

Under the esteemed leadership of Joey Thomas, the members of The Joey Thomas are dedicated to the perpetuation of these American treasures through performances of the classic arrangements used by the original hit makers to new works written specifically for the Band.

Here are some details:

  • Long Lake Town Hall, Long Lake, NY 12847
  • Tickets are $15. Sorry no credit cards.
  • For more information, please call (518) 624-3077

We hope you’ll join us in Long Lake!

0 Sinatra Centennial Salute at The Van Dyck (Fri. May 13th • 8:00 PM • Schenectady, NY)

Francis Albert “Frank” Sinatra (Dec 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. In recognition of the anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s passing, we invite you to join The Joey Thomas Big Band for a Sinatra Centennial Salute! on Friday, May 13th at the Capital Region’s most intimate listening room at The Van Dyck.

Over the last century, Frank Sinatra’s music has been integrated into the scores of many lives, weaving generations together through his passion and artistic originality. Featuring vocalist Bob Father, The Joey Thomas Big Band’s Sinatra Centennial Salute embraces the man and the music that has transcended several eras and changed us all.

Sinatra’s body of work is evidence of his passion to preserve America’s greatest songs for later generations. Entering its 24th year, it is with the same passion and pure joy of playing that The Joey Thomas Big Band dedicates itself to the perpetuation of big band music, swing dancing, and the Great American Songbook.

Call ahead to reserve your table for the evening: (518) 348-7999

DOORS WILL OPEN AN HOUR BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE FOR DINNER AND DRINKS.

0 Celebrating Sinatra at The Kallet (Fri. May 6th, 2016 • Pulaski, NY)

Are you in Watertown? Syracuse? Pulaski? Then take note … and come join us at the Kallet Theater in Pulaski on Friday, May 6th!

In Celebration of “The Voice”
In Remembrance of “Ol’ Blue Eyes”
In Honor of “The Chairman of the Board”

Over the last century, Frank Sinatra’s music has been integrated into the scores of many lives, weaving generations together through his passion and artistic originality.

Marking a celebratory year for Frank Sinatra, The Joey Thomas Big Band is touring its Sinatra Centennial Salute! show with an intimate ensemble featuring vocalist Bob Father. With original arrangements as recorded by Sinatra, bandleader Joey Thomas provides an evening that embraces the man and the music that has transcended several eras and changed us all.

In this Joey Thomas “Tour de Force” of memorable music—which was often introduced in film and on stage, but popularized by Frank Sinatra—one will hear many of Sinatra’s signature songs such as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “The Lady Is a Tramp,” “Strangers in the Night,” “Night and Day,” “All the Way,” “That’s Life,” “My Way,” and “New York, New York.”

The Kallet Theater tells us doors open at 7:00 PM and the show begins at 8:00 PM. Click here for tickets and more information from the Kallet!

0 Celebrate Your Valentine’s Day at The State Room (Feb 13th & 14th • Albany, NY)

The Joey Thomas Big Band is returning to The State Room!

Over the last century, Frank Sinatra has been the icon of the Great American Songbook with songs of love and master of flirtation, and who else should showcase the sultry side of Sinatra on Valentine’s Day than The Joey Thomas Big Band. On this Valentine’s Day weekend you’ll have two chances to treat your special Valentine to a sumptuous four-course dinner, show, and dancing.

Here’s a sneak peak at the menu:

  • First Course: Mozzarella Tomato Napoleon – Balsamic Reduction
  • Second Course: Pear and Arugula Salad – Raspberry Vinaigrette
  • Entrée (Guest Choice of One):
    State Room Surf and Turf (shrimp & filet mignon) | Crab Stuffed Sole | Grilled Polenta and Vegetable Lasagna
  • Dessert: Trio of Crème Brule, Chocolate Mousse, & Chocolate Dipped Strawberries (shared), Coffee or Tea

And you know The Joey Thomas Big Band is the best dance band in the area, so come enjoy your Valentine’s Day Dinner with your honey and slide your jib and shim, sham, shimmy!

Treat your sweetie pie to a delightful dinner and show that you won’t find any where else! Reservations are required, so call The State Room at (518) 432-7773.

The State Room in Albany, NY

0 Lee Shaw Memorial (Fri, Dec 11th • Schenectady, NY)

To honor the memory of the late great internationally renowned pianist, composer and bandleader Dr. Lee Shaw, twenty-two musicians are coming together and invite you to celebrate her life and music this Friday, December 11th between the hours of 7:00-11:00pm at the Unitarian Universal Society, 1221 Wendell Avenue, Schenectady, NY.

Honoring Lee Shaw, the music performed will include the talents of the following:

Joe Barna, Bill Delaney, Peg Delaney, Mike Demicco, John Esposito, Matt Finck, Otto Gardner, Gene Garone, Nick Hetko, Chris Kyle, Pete Levin, John Medeski, Patti Melita, Peter O’Brien, Lou Pappas, Chris Pasin, Brian Patneaude, Sarah Pedinotti, Jason Rogers, Adam Siegel, Jeff “Siege” Siegel & Rich Syracuse.

MCs for the evening will include local radio DJs Tim Coakley and Bill McCann. A trailer from the recent film celebrating Lee Shaw Lee’s 88 Keys will be presented by its director Susan Robbins. An ongoing slide presentation of photos will be shown by Diane Reiner. As this is a memorial concert, there is no admission fee.

0 SATURDAY: The JTBB on Stage at 2:30 PM

2015 Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival

JENNINGS LANDING • ALBANY, NY

The Joey Thomas Big Band performs 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Click here for the full jazz festival schedule!

0 Go West Big Band … to Frankfort. Come Join Us! (Thurs, Aug 6th, 2015)

Coming up this week!

The Joey Thomas Big Band is bringing some Big Band Treasures to Frankfort, NY at the great little bandstand at the St. Francis Club. It’s an evening of big band music and open to all.

In addition to some of the popular “classics” like Dean Martin’s rendition of I’m Sitting on Top of The World, we’ll be sampling from across the big band spectrum including tunes like Rock Around The Clock to Stan Kenton’s Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea to Doc Severinsen’s version of In The Mood to Michael Bublé’s Sway.

If you’re in the greater Utica, Herkimer, Little Falls, Richfield Springs or Cooperstown area, come on over and take a listen! We’d love to play for you!

0 The Joey Thomas Big Band Plays the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival (Sat, Sept 12th 2015 • Albany, NY)

For over a decade, the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival has featured a wealth of jazz greats, critically acclaimed up-and-coming artists, and local favorites. This year, The Joey Thomas Big Band has been invited to share our passion for the big band with a tribute to three icons who brought the big band beyond the swing era.

On July 2, 1976, the bands of Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, and Maynard Ferguson performed at the Saratoga Jazz Festival. Inspired by the convergence of these three jazz legends, bandleader Joey Thomas gives his nod to these jazz masters as we make our Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival debut. Highlighting the swing of Kenton with an all-time favorite like “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” to the jumpin’ and jivin’ of Woody Herman’s take on Ellington’s “Things Ain’t What They Used To Be” to the high voltage of a Ferguson chart, The Joey Thomas Big Band will have any jazz lover falling in love with the big band all over again.

The JTBB will be on 2:30 – 3:30 p.m, but you’ll want to plan to attend this all-day concert. The Jazz Festival is an event for all ages, and admission is still free! Food & beverages will be available for purchase. Presented by Capital Bank, an evening fireworks show over the Hudson River will bring the festival to a close. Click here for more information for more information on the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival or call (518) 434-2032.

We hope to see you there!

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