0 New Year’s Eve at Proctors (Sat. Dec 31st • 8:00 PM • Schenectady, NY)

Join The Joey Thomas Big Band at Proctors as we bring in the New Year with a celebratory night of big band music for all ages from the classics to today and a major stop to party with the tunes of the great horn bands of the 60s and 70s!

Take yourself out for an evening of light fare (with cash bar) and dancing complete with champagne at Midnight!

Reservations can be made online by clicking here or calling the Proctors Box Office at (518) 346-6204.

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


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 Playin’ with That Old Black Magic at Glove Performing Arts Center

With “That Old Black Magic” to “Mr. Bojangles,” Amsterdam native Louie Velez brings Sammy Davis Jr. alive with a little help from The Joey Thomas Big Band on Saturday, October 24th in Gloversville, NY.

Come to the Glove Theatre to experience a nostalgic evening with Sammy and his special guests Liza Minnelli (Justin De Maria a.k.a. Pacifica Rim). This special tribute show, with Louis Stellato as the MC, is a fundraiser for the United Way of Fulton County and Glove Performing Arts Center.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here or calling The Glove Performing Arts Center at 518-773-8255 Ext 25.

0 The JTBB Plays “A Night from the Big Band Era” for Stockade Soirée (Sat, Sept 20th • Schenectady, NY)

We hear Schenectady’s Stockade Soirée is back… and bigger than ever!

This Sunday, the entire Stockade Inn will be transformed into a classic ballroom where the greatest big bands performed to the young at heart.

Come join The Stockade Association for a social gathering where you can enjoy the delicious cuisines provided by The Stockade Inn and the sounds of The Joey Thomas Big Band. While evening attire–a black tie event—is asked for, have some fun as ’30s and ’40s attire is welcomed and encouraged!

Proceeds are to benefit the Schenectady Civic Players elevator and playground enhancements at Riverside Park. Call (518) 334-3687 for more information and reservations.

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

2015 Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival


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

Click here for the full jazz festival schedule!