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Sessions Big Band

Sessions Big Band

The SESSIONS Big Band is a sixteen piece concert jazz/big band. This remarkable group continues to receive rave reviews as one of the best big bands anywhere. SESSIONS, as they are known locally, can be seen at “BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups”, located at 700 South Broadway (2 blocks south of Busch Stadium).

This group’s reputation is reaching far beyond St. Louis. Many of its weekly listeners have made an effort to include hearing this band as part of a list of “things to do” while visiting our city. The band’s listeners have included those from Germany, India, The Netherlands, and Japan.

Those who have been attracted to the band, because of its reputation, also include many internationally known musicians, such as: Mike Vax (Stan Kenton lead trumpet/clinician), Bobby Shew (Buddy Rich lead trumpet/Yamaha clinician), Doug Elliott (Airmen of Note jazz trombonist), Bruce Gates (Jazz Consortium Big Band, Airmen of Note lead trumpet), and the late, great Maynard Ferguson (Trumpeter/Big Band Leader) who would stop in several times each year to join the band.

The Band is available for concerts, jazz/music festivals, parties, wedding receptions and cruises. Male and/or female vocalists are also available to perform with the band.

  • Georgia on My Mind
  • Samantha
  • East St. Louis
  • Lil Darlin
  • Nice & Easy
  • Any Dude’ll do
  • Saturday Night
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  • It’s All in the Downswing
  • Airegin
  • My One and Only Love
  • Bonehead
  • Theodora
  • Who Can I Turn To?
  • Broadway
  • All the Things You Are
  • Norwegian Wood
  • Until I Met You
  • Mannix
  • I Remember Clifford
  • Badda Bing, Badda Bang
  • What Kind of Fool Am I
  • Bluer Than Blue
  • Blues for Red
  • You Don’t Say
  • Billy May For President
  • Crusin for a Blusin
  • Two for the Road
  • Ya Gotta Try
  • Festival
  • St. Marks Square
  • Here’s that Rainy Day
  • A Little Minor Booze
  • Nica’s Dream
  • Send in the Clowns
  • Where is the Love
  • Children of Sanchez
  • Adam’s Apple
  • Billy’s Blues
  • A Child is Born
  • Tall Cotton
  • Fred
  • Front & Center
  • Basie, Straight Ahead
  • Look for the Silver Lining
  • Lover Man
  • Woodchopper’s Ball
  • A Brazilian Affair
  • The Opener
  • Formula SK 32
  • How Do I Look in Blue
  • Satin Doll
  • Cheers
  • April in Paris
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • Willow Weep For Me
  • Tuxedo Junction
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • Shiny Stockings
  • How Sweet It is
  • Rundown
  • Basically Blues
  • A Warm Breeze
  • How High the Moon
  • Wave
  • Time after Time
  • Big al’s Blues
  • The Waltz I Blew for You Strike Up the Band
  • Hard Hearted Hannah
  • Star Dust
  • Steamroller
  • 88 Basie Street
  • Just Friends
  • Red Top
  • Green Dolphin St
  • I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
  • Polka Dots and Moonbeams
  • John Brown’s Other Body
  • La Fiesta
  • Lazy Bird
  • Theme in Search of a Movie
  • Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
  • Things are Getting Better
  • Without a Song
  • Especially For You
  • Switch in Time
  • Meet Freddie Fudpucker
  • Tribute
  • Four Brothers
  • Hands Off
  • Hoe Down
  • Magic Flea
  • Milestones
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Secret Love
  • Stella By Starlight
  • A Tribute ot Art Fern
  • Night Train
  • Big Seing Face
  • Nice n Juicy
  • Kids Are Pretty People
  • Portuguese Love
  • Good News
  • Robin’s Nest The Maids of Cadiz
  • Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
  • Take the A Train
  • Reunion at Newport
  • Love for Sale
  • Lokkin Up’
  • Well You Needn’t
  • From One to Another
  • Outrageous Mother
  • Granada Smoothie
  • Life of the Party
  • Prime Time
  • Wind Machine
  • Afterglow
  • Blue Lou
  • Fallout
  • Freckle Face
  • Get It On
  • God Bless the Child
  • Groovin High
  • Hey Jude
  • The Kid from Red Bank
  • Loose Change
  • This Masquerade
  • Midnight Freight
  • Runferyerlife
  • Tuning UP
  • Gospel John
  • Blues in Hoss Flat
  • Stardust
  • Birdland
  • Cherokee
  • Crissy
  • In A Mello Tone
  • It Don’t Mean a Thing
  • Stompin at the Savoy
  • Murphy’s Law
  • What Have they done to My Son, Ma?
  • It Only Happens Every Time
  • Open Winde
  • Song for my Father
  • St. Louis Blues
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