Our Small Band begins as a Quartet, but can be expanded to a full big band with two or more vocalists.
Piano, upright bass, drums, sax, and Ron on vocals and harmonica. (You can add trumpet or guitar, female vocalist, or all of the above).
Organ, guitar, sax, and Ron on vocals and harmonica. (You can add trumpet, female vocalist, percussionist, or all of the above).
Alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, trumpet, trombone, piano, upright bass, drums, and Ron on vocals and harmonica. (You can add female vocalist, guitar, percussionist, or all of the above). This is Ron’s standard working group, as of 2015. When we play at Swing 46, for example, this is the configuration we have on stage.
FULL BIG BAND:
Five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones, piano, upright bass, guitar, drums, plus Ron on vocals and harmonica. (You can add female vocalist, percussionist, or both).
Don’t see what you are looking for? We can build a custom ensemble to suit your needs, specifically tailored for your event.
All of these sizes put a new twist on the old standards, serving up some of the best sounding swing, rhythm & blues, funk classics and so much more.
Imagine how the jump-swing bands of the ’30s and ’40s would sound filtered through the sensibilities of a generation raised on rock and roll. Take a healthy dose of Rhythm & Blues, New Orleans funk, and downhome harmonica stomps; mix with the classics from the era of Gershwin, Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra, Louis Jordan, Nat King Cole, and Fats Waller; stir in an ever-growing portion of strong original material, and you come up with Ron Sunshine and his fabulous bands.