awesome band!!! Hope to come down from corning,new York and see you guys live!! I have some friends from Austin coming up here to visit so it's my time to come down. How many CD's do you have out? any videos.
Can't wait til your next webcast!
October 6, 2012
Hey, saw y'all at the Chaulk Walk today, but your website didn't come up at all on Yahoo, but did on Google. Plus, the Google listing says something about led zepplin, and made me pass over the listing at first. Great tunes! Monster Stuff! Optimize that Search Engine Listing, get more viewers!
December 3, 2011
hi dude i like your site
August 4, 2011
i came across to your album while i was fooling around cdbaby.com . i found it wonderful, bought myself one in a minute and I can't wait for it to get here. you guys are brilliant
September 5, 2010
I'm starting a new JAZZ venue in Austin.
JAX Neighborhood Cafe, a musician owned cafe, will be booking jazz almost exclusively starting October. we host a weekly jazz jam on Tuesday nights.
Let's talk about a booking.
August 19, 2010
You were great at the Elephant Room. Please email me your dates in Austin if you send something out. Thanks.
June 17, 2010
Had a great time listening to Yall last night. I'm the one that bought the cd. See ya next month, cause Yall rock :)
April 23, 2010
OH MY GOSH! WOW! You guys were awesome at the Ninth Grade Center in Georgetown!!! I play alto sax but I could never ever perform like u guys did. Keep rockin!
March 5, 2010
Was in Austin in 2006 for a business meeting. I told the person I was with (my boss) I loved blues... he took me to the Elephant room and there you guys were, I was floored. In 2007 I returned - on a Wed - with the same guy now working for me - lets go see if MBB is playing - and you WERE! I am coming to Austin again this week - hoping to figure out where you will be 3/8 - 3/9!!!
January 26, 2010
Just in case that last message doesn't get past the censors, YOU GUYS KICK GLUTIUS MAXIMUS TO THE MAXIMUM!!!
November 3, 2009
Hope to hear you guys live some day.
April 14, 2009
I am so glad to find you guys. Just moved here from VA where there is no jazz. I grew up with Big Band and Dixieland. Grandfather was with "The Original New Orleans Jazz Band, and my dad was a drummer in a jazz band-cannot wait to hear some awesome music. Stefane
February 25, 2009
I LOVE THE SOUND OF THE BAND I WOULD LOVE TO BE APART OF THE MIGHTY BAN.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK OK BLESSED LOVE
November 19, 2007
We saw you on 11/11 at Central Market and were BLOWN AWAY by how INCREDIBLE you guys are. Thank you, thank you, thank you for such an incredible performance. Molly Barnes P.S. Do you ever play "Birdland?" P.P.S. Killer guitarist...keep him around!
I saw you guys at the Elephant and you were fantastic! I saw you about a year ago and you have gotten so much tighter. I was so impressed with your songs and your new singer...she is incredible! She makes it look effortless!
Where can y'all be seen other than the Elephant. I just moved back to Austin and I am a fan for life!
Richard and Lynne Bigelow
July 2, 2007
OOPS accidentally sent the comment before I finshed it! Anyway, I was in a a big band 40 years ago and still think it's great! Anyway, we'd love to hear Watermelon Man, Kenton's Waltz of the Prophets, and maybe some more standards; Mood Indigo, Stardust, Woodchopper's Ball, Can't Stop Loving You, etc. Keep it up, we'll be back!
Richard and Lynne Bigelow
July 2, 2007
Saw you for the first time at Ruta Maya last night and was blown away! WHAT A SOUND!
June 25, 2007
Awesome performance last night at Central Market. It was well worth the trip from San Antonio... screamin' jazz sounds and a great set list. Enjoyed those traditional tunes and the "surprise" songs. Fine solos and a well-balanced group performance. And special kudos to Courtney Sanchez for some sweet, sweet vocals. Ya'll come to San Antonio and light up this town as soon as you can!
June 25, 2007
John Gates is a l-o-n-g time friend. We taught together in the 70's at UW. He put me onto your band...
Fine band. LOVE your arrangements and singer(s).
Would love to share my band info with you.
My band is called "Big Band Express".
Go to: .
I'm the Leader, drummer & do the vocals.
If you would like one of our CD's...I'd be glad to send along.
We started out as a "Kicks" band 14 years ago and have now become a known band in the Greater South west. Fun group and fine players.
Hope to hear from you..
Big Band Express
June 25, 2007
GREAT SHOW AT CENTRAL MARKET ON SUNDAY.6/24/07
June 24, 2007
Haven't heard you guys yet, but I'll catch you at the Elephant Room next month fo' sho'!!!
May 18, 2007
I was in the Elephant Room this last Wednesday and I was staggered by how good it sounded. I had come into town with my girlfriend and I asked around about some good jazz. All I heard about was the Elephant Room and MBB. We stayed for all of the shows, we tipped heavily, and we both wished for a dance floor.
The solos were inspired, the horns were ohhh so tight. The Zeppelin kicked ass. Fantastic arrangements in all of your work. I presently live in Texas and haven't heard much in the way of big bands that was very interesting. I can't say that anymore.
April 20, 2007
What an incredible sound. Caught the last show at Elephant Room. Best show I've seen in years. Amazing fat arrangements, spot on energy, superb craft, great play list. Dying for a show with a dance floor.
April 17, 2007
Sure do miss you guys. Not much live jazz to listen to here in SC. I brought my lady friend and my best friend to hear you at the Elephant Room when I was last in Austin. They were BLOWN AWAY!! Looking forward to the CD.
April 9, 2007
Stumbled across you on the web when I decided to move to Austin, and loved the awesome bari solo on One Mint Julip. I will try to come hear you soon; I am a bari player myself and would love to hear more.
February 21, 2007
Cool site, hot sound! Love the MBB logo.
February 6, 2007
i love thios page keep it up i am with you ok .
January 10, 2007
Best site! Great! wow wow wow!
November 18, 2006
This is a great band and I am sorry I just discosvered you recently. I have caught you at the Ruta Mata the last couple of month and really enjoyed your playing Friday night at the ALX! You guys are doinga grat thing keeping Big Band alive in Austin Texas. Love the great sound!!!
October 21, 2006
POST AN MP3 FOR "WAR PIGS"!!!!!!!!! BRILLIANT!
(And I'll take a case of Channel No 5, please.)
October 20, 2006
Hey I love the music, especially the trumpets.
September 3, 2006
August 25, 2006
You guys rock? Any idea when the CD could be released?
June 24, 2006
Awesome! Please keep me posted of your shows or any others related to your band members you think I'd be interested in (big band, jazz, swing). E.
June 5, 2006
I heard Los Jazz Vatos play at he 4th Annual San Antonio Summer Art & Jazz Festival on June 3rd, 2006 and I was blown away by their sound and telant each musician had. These guys know real Jazz! I wish them many many years of success, I'm looking forward to seeing them soon in Austin! R.G.International Video Productions, S.A. Tx.
The Band Nerds
June 4, 2006
Hey you guys rocked tonight!! Awesome trombone solos!! We all enjoyed it very much!!
June 4, 2006
Thanks for all the great music for the past couple of years. I really look forward to hearing ( and seeing ) the band each month a at the Elephant. I really think the your audience likes the West Side medley more each time they hear it. I know I do. I would like to suggest a similar medley combining themes from Caravan an Night in Tunsia. Dan might find this interesting work. I'm willing to compensate him for his time and effort.
June 4, 2006
Very nice site. Thanks
The BLonde Band Nerd
June 2, 2006
Wow! You guys really rock and your brass section is awesome(Esp.the trumpets and the trombones!)! Well you guys have officially become the top of my list of favorite Austin bands. Keep it up. You guys truly rock!
P.S:Your site is awesome and convenient to use.
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April 19, 2006
Very good site, well done. I especially like the ease of use and navigation
April 14, 2006
hi! Just to let you know that I think the website is great and I wish you all of the best for the future.
March 31, 2006
cool web site! all the best to brother-in law dan"the man". looking forward to listening to your cd. gwf
Ahab from New Mexico
March 18, 2006
Tight, very tight. Good to hear the sounds of today performed in the big band style of days past.
March 16, 2006
Elephant Rm, Mar 15 2006: wow. you boys blew me away. don't go changin.
Robert Carriaga from Rio Rancho, NM
March 9, 2006
Great Band, Fantastic Music! Got to see and hear you on a recent trip to Austin, TX. Loved the horn section and Mikey Rey on trumpet! Get that CD out real soon!
mary, from Lima Ohio
February 16, 2006
Incredible Performance Feb. 15, 2006!! I was visiting my daughter in Austin on her birthday, and she wanted to listen to jazz so we stopped by to see the show at the Elephant. It was a wonderful to hear and see so much talent. We had not heard of you but your band was awesome and we will pass info about the group onto others so hepofully they can enjoy your music also.!!! BRAVO and THANKS, hope to see you in the future!! Mary and Christine Leidel.
January 19, 2006
Had fun hanging out with you guys on our last night in Austin. Thanks and we'll see you at Jazzfest! Cheers, Amy & Laura
November 17, 2005
Great Show last night at the Elephant. Love your sound! Also love your creativity in regards to music selection! Thanks for the cool set. D
October 17, 2005
your music was great at cm on sunday 16th. had never heard your sound but i will look you up on your calender. thanks
October 5, 2005
My bud Ernie Durawa turned me onto your site and sound. Tight man tight!!!!!
Takes me back to sitting on the wall across the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, listening to the sounds coming from the Skyview lounge on the roof of the Peabody.
That inspired me to really get serious about my drumming.
It really warms my heart to hear such a talented and fantastic band that brings out the style from the earlier years. I am especially pleased to have finally located one of music's hidden vocal talent, Karma Stewart. Her powerful yet sexy voice just sends chills as she compliments and completes your band. Good Luck!
September 6, 2005
I'm 36 but have been listening to big band music since I was a kid. I've seen and heard some of the greats in person, including the Artie Shaw Ork, GM Ork, etc. but have to give you guys two thumbs up. The arrangements are smart, brass is sharp and biting and you guys know how the hell swing is supposed to sound. I never imagined Austin would have a big band that could sound so great! Keep up the good music and get us a CD soon!
September 1, 2005
Killer site guys...keep up the good work and I'll see ya tonight!
Richard White, Sr.
August 3, 2005
Look forward to seeing y'all
July 14, 2005
I love the arrangements! Pinche Chinche! Love it!
Ben T. Laws III
July 1, 2005
I love it!! I'm a trumpet player taking from Russ Haynes and he's great.
Am joining the email list for your gigs. Haven't heard you in person yet but will soon. Great musicianship.
June 23, 2005
....caught you guys last nite @ the Elephant. I had been in a Jazz Desert...and now I've found my oasis. Outstanding riffs and tasty tunes..the whole band has got some MONSTER CHOPS!! Best Wishes and Keep on Kickin'
P.S....I was the guy whooping it up!
sherman curry(roll of the dice big-band)
June 5, 2005
love to hear great big band music.how far do you travel?
June 5, 2005
Nice site guys. The new http://austinjazzguide.com Austin Jazz Guide is out, be sure to send your schedule to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make sure to list all your gigs! :)
April 15, 2005
You guys are incredible!! We had so much fun at Ruta Maya, and we will come to watch you guys again!! Thanks, Joey, for being such a great teacher!
February 18, 2005
You guys are awesome! GOSH! You have some sweet music skills!
January 26, 2005
hey guys yall rock ( one of the trumpet players should know prudence) well she gave me yalls CD and its awsome i am in 7th grade and i play the tromebone and i love jazz and big bands
January 23, 2005
You guys rock. I'm one of Dan's students, so he's how I got into you guys. See you at Ruta Maya.
January 19, 2005
saw you at the elephant room 1/19/05 loved it. Great band my cup of tea. gimme more.