Big Blue Big Band

Hudson Valley NY



The Big Blue Big Band is the best way to add a new dimension of high quality live music to your event.  People love to watch, listen, and dance as Big Blue swings the night away. 

Here is what folks are saying about the Big Blue Big Band:

"The Big Blue Big Band was great! They made our special day exciting and unique.  They worked seamlessly with our DJ and everyone had a fun time dancing to actual live, dance music.  This was the perfect option for our wedding!  Thank you again!"
Jason and Caitlyn Krystek - Manhattan Beach, CA"

"We hired the Big Blue Big Band because live music was what we wanted for my son's wedding day.  The band has a large repertoire including what we preferred:  big band, jazz, swing, and ballad style music.  This wide variety of music provided great dinner background music as well as kept everyone of all ages engaged on the dance floor.
I really appreciated Jason Clinton's professionalism and the band's flexibility to prepare a few songs specifically called out by my son and his bride to be.  Everyone in attendance, from young to old commented on the great sound and wide variety of engaging music.  
I highly recommend this band to anyone who truly enjoys live music!
Paul Krystek - Highland, NY"


"The Big Blue Big Band played at our 26th annual Ballroom Dance Weekend at the Mohonk Mountain House.  The dancers loved the band!  They played a great variety of dance tunes, Fox-Trots, Swing, all the Latin Dances!  The singer was wonderful and the band is extremely talented.  They would add to any event!
Candace Woodward-Clough - Hightstown, NJ
Director of Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dance at Ballroom Dance with Candace Woodward-Clough"

Roger Thorpe with Josh & Jason 2018 after ceremony.jpg
You guys are incredible! I had the time of my life. People should be driving two hours from New Jersey to hear this band!

Roger Thorpe, Director of The Sammy Kaye Orchestra, Big Band Hall of Fame Recipient at his Retirement Party 2018

Our wedding day at Mohonk Mountain House was made complete with your wonderful music. From the wonderful pianist for our wedding ceremony to an amazing combo for our cocktail hour, everything was perfect. Thank you again for performing our favorite songs, including our wedding song, “What a Wonderful World”. Your fabulous music made for a perfect day.

Tom and Dawn Scarpulla - Gardiner, NY


"Morton Memorial Library had the privilege of hosting the Big Blue Big Band at its fundraising gala, Boas and Bow Ties in 2016.  It was a wonderful evening of Big Band Swing Music, dancing and singing by Kate Weston which was enjoyed by all that attended. 
Jason Clinton, director, was a pleasure to work with in organizing the event.  The professionalism of the musicians and their outstanding musical talent made the evening memorable and successful.
Duane Ragucci - Rhinecliff, NY"
End w_band Charleston.jpeg
A group of my adult dance students were lucky enough to coordinate with the Big Blue Big Band at a wonderful fundraiser for the Morton Library in Rhinecliff, NY in 2016. Jason sent me a recording of the music that they would be playing and I was able to choreograph and teach two exhilarating Charlestons to my group. What a great experience for these adult dance students! When we actually got to the event and worked with the band the musicians were kind, talented, dynamic, inspiring and thrilling to work with. The band was so rousing that my group continued dancing with them for the rest of the evening!

Abby Saxon - Rhinebeck, NY

"One of the premier class bands of the Hudson Valley.  The ONLY Jazz you'll ever need to hear...phenomenal.
Melanie Spain - Stone Ridge, NY"

I often travel from Ohio to visit relatives in the Hudson Valley. On several occasions I have had the privilege to attend performances of the Big Blue Big Band at the Mohonk Mountain House, a magnificent venue itself. The orchestral performances of the Big Blue Big Band fit perfectly into the Mohonk mystique and never disappoint. The Big Blue Big Band incorporates multiple instruments, performing an intriguing variety of swing tunes with a sultry, female soloist who brings thoseold time Big Band tunes to life.

Tom S. - Ohio

Josh, Jason, Mr. & Mrs. Claus.jpg


Received after the Big Blue Big Band performed at the Holiday on Huguenot Street Festival, New Paltz, NY - 2017


I just wanted to thank you for providing such quality entertainment. I have heard your band on numerous occasions and have always been impressed with the quality of your musicians and your ability to direct the band. Your vocalist is extraordinary and the song choices are impeccable. Thanks again for your performances.

Marlene Alfrieri - New Paltz, NY

"I've enjoyed the Big Blue Big Band on several different occasions and they were terrific every time!  This was the music my parents played when I was a kid and they do it superbly.  I still love it AND you can dance to it!
Barbara Sides - Gardiner, NY"

We stayed in Claverack at a wonderful hotel and then went to an outdoor event with this amazing band, The Big Blue Big Band. I just found you on Facebook and look forward to attending another concert in Claverack. Everyone had such a good time.

W. Kennedy - Burlington, MA