0 A Little BS&T With The Joey Thomas Big Band

Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
Wednesday’s child is full of woe ….

As today is Wednesday and given the JTBB’s affinity for Blood Sweat & Tears, we’ll give a shout out to Wednesday’s child with “God Bless The Child.”     Did You Know …

  • God Bless the Child” was written by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr. in 1939. It was first recorded on May 9, 1941 under the Okeh label.
  • In 1976, Holiday’s version of the song was honored with the Grammy Hall of Fame Award and it has also been included in the Songs of the Century in the RIAA and National Endowment for the Arts joint  initiative intended to promote a better understanding of America’s musical and cultural heritage in our schools.

Hope to see you at Randy Loren’s Dolce Vita Ristorante in Schenectady on Friday!  Reservations recommended:  (518) 357-3324

0 The JTBB swings into Ellenville, NY on 06/22/13

This is our 94th dance weekend! We are pleased to introduce you to the new HONOR’S HAVEN RESORT & SPA (formally known as the Fallsview Resort). Located only 90 miles from New York City and Albany on a 250 acre private estate with spectacular surroundings and glorious views of the Shawangunk Mountains. The new ownership has renovated all public spaces and the hotel grounds. Best of all, they have thousands of square feet of wooden dance floor, and the finest chef in the Hudson Valley, making it the perfect dance venue.

  • Overnight Accommodations at Full Service Resort
  • 7 Meals
  • Champagne & Wine Reception
  • Open Bar Cocktail Party & Smorgasbord
  • Over 50 Dance Workshops
  • Joey Thomas Live 17 Piece Orchestra
  • Night & Day Dancing to 4 Great DJ’s
  • Dancing During Lunch & Dinner
  • Top Nite Club Entertainment Each Evening
  • Friday Lunch is on us! (Served from 1 – 2 PM)
  • Your choice – Separate Dance Facilities for Latin, Ballroom, Argentine Tango, & Hustle/West Coast Swing
  • All rooms have private baths
  • Call for more information – 800-537-2797 (Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm)

The JTBB at a previous Stardust Dance Event:

2 JTBB hits Peekskill with heavy duty horns on 5/30/13

Diggin_horns_1The Joey Thomas Big Band will be presenting our brand new show ” Diggin’ On HORNS “. The show is 90 minutes long and highlights music as done by BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS, CHICAGO, EARTH WIND AND FIRE and Joey’s favorite TOWER OF POWER!

This event is open to all and is a benefit for the Peekskill PBA. We hope you join us for this engaging and rockin’ salute to the great horn bands of the 1960’s and 1970’s!

Keep Swinging,
Joey Thomas & The JTBB

0 The JTBB Swings into Butler, NJ with The Sinatra Show 05/17/13


0 The JTBB Swings into the Savoy Diamond Dance in Saratoga, NY on 03/15/13

The Diamond Dance swings into action on Friday March 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm.  At the Diamond Dance you will enjoy hours of live music performed by The Joey Thomas Big Band. During band breaks, hang around to check out the dance demonstrations and continue dancing to music provided by the DJ.

Be sure to check out the art exhibits and discounts on dance lessons from Saratoga Savoy Center of Dance.

Free snacks and a free beginner dance lesson at 7:30 pm! All of this for only $15 (Cash/Flurry Discount – $16 others.)

Contact: 518-587-5132 dance@saratogasavoy.com See web page for more information at: www.saratogasavoy.com

Keep Swinging,
Joey Thomas & The JTBB

0 Are You Ready for The Big Dance? Saratoga SAVOY Is!

While UAlbany is prepping itself for a spot on the floor of the “Big Dance,” we know that The Joey Thomas Big Band already has a spot on the bandstand for The Saratoga SAVOY’s 10th Anniversary of the Diamond Dance on Friday night … so, the dance floor is YOURS!

Here’s what you need to know:

  • You can pay at the door … no need to make reservations
  • Where you say?  Saratoga Music Hall
 (474 Broadway  Saratoga Springs, NY  12866)
  • Need Directions to Saratoga Music Hall?  Click here for directions
  • Need Dance Demo?  Arrive at 7:30 pm   Saratoga SAVOY will provide you with a great demo!
  • The JTBB hits the bandstand at 8:00 PM
  • Admission:  $15.00 (Cash/Flurry Discount – $16 others)
  • Need more info?  Contact Saratoga SAVOY at (518) 587-5132 or dance@saratogasavoy.com

Joey Thomas is looking forward to seeing you on the dance floor on Friday night!

0 The JTBB swings into Dolce Vita Ristorante, Schenectady, NY on 04/05/13

Diggin_horns_1 The Joey Thomas Big Band  will be presenting the  Albany Capital Distric premier of our brand new show ” Diggin’ On HORNS ” . This performance will include a big band dance set as well as our full ” Diggin’ On HORNS ” show, highlighting music by BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS, CHICAGO, EARTH WIND AND FIRE and Joey’s favorite TOWER OF POWER!

This is a limited seating event and reservations ONLY! $38 per person and this price includes a complete 4 course Dinner/Dance/Show.

Reservations Hotline: 518-357-3324

Keep Swinging,
Joey Thomas & The JTBB

0 The JTBB swings into Saratoga, NY on 11/15/13

That’s right … you know the drill … to participate in the Northeast’s largest ongoing swing dance, you’ll need to get out your dancing shoes and meet us for a swinging night at the  Saratoga SAVOY Diamond Dance !

Keep Swinging,
Joey Thomas & The JTBB

0 Adding A New Date for “Diggin’ On Horns!”

Catch the details for The Joey Thomas Big Band’s Diggin’ On Horns at Randy Loren’s new Dolce Vita Ristorante Don’t be afraid to bring your dancing shoes!