0 Big Band Tribute Show

Fund raising event with The Joey Thomas Big Band!

0 Christmas – Sinatra Style

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


0 CBS 6 Melodies of Christmas 2017

Celebrating 38 years! CBS 6 Melodies of Christmas – The Capital Region’s premiere holiday extravaganza featuring the Empire State Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorale with special guests The Joey Thomas Big Band, Northeast Ballet and Orlando’s School of Dance.

Net proceeds benefit the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center.

Running Time: 2 hrs. (20 min intermission)

Sponsored by Price Chopper and Market32 & Freihofer’s

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 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 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!


0 BRAVO Watertown Italiano Festival! Thank You!!

0 Bravo Italiano Festival features The JTBB with Sinatra Show (Saturday, Sept 13th, 2014 • Watertown, NY)

The Joey Thomas Big Band helps Watertown and the Italian American Civic Associaion celebrate Italian heritage at the BRAVO ITALIANO FESTIVAL in Watertown. Vocalist Bob Father joins The JTBB in the big band’s signature Sinatra Show. The ultimate tribute to the Italian American heritage in us all and the Great American Songbook.

Arrive by 6:00 PM to have dinner as well as a show!