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"JB & Friends" offers the best in traditional music from the big band era and more. Both the 16-piece big band and the 8-piece little big band have worked private and public events throughout the southeast. "JB & Friends" has played dance and dinner music for everything from a cocktail party to an international convention.

JB & Friends Big Band

"JB & Friends" Big Band has played for the Eve of Janus Ball (Nashville), Vanderbilt Homecoming, the Italian Street Fair (Nashville), the grand opening of Berkeley Hall (Hilton Head), Savannah Music Festival, Wendy's International Convention (Orlando Marriott), the War Birds Ball at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum (Savannah), Memphis Junior League Gala with Lou Rawls, backing the Four Tops (Sandestin, FL) and various other engagements.

JB & Friends Little Big Band

"JB & Friends" Little Big Band has played for New Years Eve in the Skyway Ballroom at the Peabody Hotel (Memphis), New Years Eve at Callaway Gardens, the State Supreme Court Justices' Convention at the Grand Hotel (Fairhope, AL), Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve at Chateau Elan (GA), National Association of Postal Supervisors (Opryland Hotel), the main dining room and ballroom at The Club and wedding receptions, birthday parties and parties of all kinds.

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Thank you for visiting our site - let us know how we can make your next event memorable.

John Bell


Kathy Berk