Southern Minnesota's Real Big Band
Keeping the tradition of big band jazz music alive and well in southern Minnesota!

Artists We've Backed

RBB with the Horn Heads
Oh, the places we've played, the friends that we've made!


Over the years, the Real Big Band has had the opportunity to share the stage with some of the region's most talented jazz artists. It is always a thrill and an inspiration for us to be a part of these events.


Just as we strive to model what jazz should sound like to the young people with whom many of us work, these artists have a similar impact of each of us, inspiring us to continue to refine our craft, and reminding us of why we continue to play jazz!

 
The REAL Big Band has backed these artists:


Bob Borgstede
Laura Caviani
Mark Colby
Denis DiBlasio
Tom Garling
Kirk Garrison
Juan Tony Guzman
Dave Hagedorn
Fred Hemke, Jr.
Nachito Herrera
Kenni Holmen
Steve Houghton
The Hornheads
Dave Jensen
Kathy Jensen
Jeffrey Mcomber
Jim McKinney
Kim Park
Brent Sandy
Doug Snapp
Dean Sorenson
Mike Tomaro
Chris Vadala
Pete Whitman
Jim Widner
Steve Wright

 
We have performed at the MMEA State Music Convention on three occasions and played concerts at:


Alden
Austin
Cretin-Durham Hall
Dassel
Dodge Center
Farmington
Janesville
Jordan
Lamberton
Mankato
Minnesota State University
New Richland

New Ulm

Norwood
Owatonna
Redwood Falls
St. Francis
St. Paul
Shakopee
Waseca
Waterville
Wells

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