0 Save the Date: Sammy Davis Jr. Tribute (Sat, Oct 24th, 2015 • Gloversville, NY)

Mark your calendars … 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!

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 Save the Date: Big Band Treasures (Thurs, Aug 6th, 2015 • Frankfort, NY)

We’re getting our summer underway and can share with you that The Joey Thomas Big Band will be bringing some Big Band Treasures to Frankfort, NY in August. More details will be forthcoming, so stay tuned!

0 Condolences: David Bournazian – teacher, leader & fellow jazz man

Joey Thomas and the members of The Joey Thomas Big Band extend our condolences to the family of David Bournazian as they and our greater Capital Region family of musicians mourn his passing on January 8th (2015).

The impact “Mr. B.” had on his students, at Mohonasen is well said in an Albany Times Union article (click here). For those of us who had the pleasure of sharing the band stand with Dave are better people and performers by way of his kindness, uplifting spirit, and his passionate leadership. His absence from our musical community will be keenly noticed.

Services are being held at the Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Church in Troy, NY. Please click here for service details and obituary.

0 Thank you … We Hope You Had Fun … The JTBB Did!

We send a BIG THANK YOU to all the folks who came out to celebrate the joy of the holidays with The Joey Thomas Big Band at The Van Dyck. It is not often that we get to perform in the Capital Region, and you all were appreciative and having a good time.  Thank you!

As the New Year looms, we hope to play for you all again sometime sooner than later!

0 Celebrate Christmas . . . . Sinatra Style! at The Van Dyck (Sat, Dec 27th, 2014 • Schenectady, NY)

Join The Joey Thomas Big Band at The Van Dyck for dinner and a show as we celebrate Christmas Sinatra Style featuring vocalist Bob Father!

Suggested Seating for Dinner is 6:30 PM  *

Show:    8:00 PM

* be sure to make your reservations in advance!

The Sinatra songbook from its beginning in the swing era of the 1930’s to the definitive recordings of the “sing” era of the 40’s and 50’s are representative of Frank Sinatra’s impact on American Culture, and despite changing record formats, Sinatra continually made his mark singing and promoting the American popular song throughout a career that spanned 60 years.

With dinner and a show, The Joey Thomas Big Band will have you humming Sinatra standards including “The Christmas Waltz,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” and “White Christmas” long after the evening is over!

A perfect Christmas gift for grandparents, parents  .  .  .                                                                    or any American Songbook lover

TheJTBB_ChristmasSinatraStyle-4Click Here for Event Details / Venue Address

Order Tickets to Show ONLY here

0 Saratoga SAVOY Diamond Dance (Fri, March 20th, 2015 • Saratoga, NY)


Saratoga SAVOY’s Diamond Dances take place at the historic and very large Saratoga Music Hall located on Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY.

At the Diamond Dance you can enjoy hours of live music performed by some of the best local and nationally known musicians, dance demonstrations, DJ’d music between sets, art exhibits, discounts on dance lessons in the elegance of the historic Saratoga Music Hall.

If you arrive a bit early, you take advantage of the free beginner dance lesson at 7:30pm!

All of this for only $15* (with Flurry or Cash discount, $16 otherwise).

0 Condolences: Michael J. Wicks (1945-2014)

Joey Thomas and the members of The Joey Thomas Big Band are saddened to learn of the passing of our friend and fellow player Michael Joseph Wicks. Our deepest condolences go out to his family.

Mike played on and off over the years with The Joey Thomas Big Band and always had something to contribute in humor and musicianship. He will be missed by all in the Capital Region music community.

Services are being handled by the Levine Memorial Chapel. Please click here for service details (Wednesday, December 17th) and obituary.

0 The JTBB Joins Steven Maglio for his “Sounds of Sinatra” Show (Sat, Nov 1st, 2014 • Callicoon, NY)

One can usually find vocalist Steven Maglio at The Carnegie Club in New York City on a Saturday night, but this November 1st he’ll be bringing his “Sounds of Sinatra” show to the Catskill Mountains at the Villa Roma Resort. And, he’s asked The Joey Thomas Big Band to join him.

We hope you’ll join us for a relaxing fall evening of Sinatra in the Catskills!

0 Is Your Company Hosting A Special Event for Your Customers? Holiday Party?

The Joey Thomas Big Band has just been booked for a special event for a corporation celebrating their appreciation for their customers. Kudos to them! And a Thank you for booking The JTBB!

Do you have an event that you’d like The Joey Thomas Big Band to perform at?

Reach out and we’ll explore what we can do for you!

Looking forward to talking with you!

0 BRAVO Watertown Italiano Festival! Thank You!!