The Limited Edition Big Band has been delighting audiences in the Chicago area for 25 years. With a stunning library of over 1100 charts, these musicians cover the full spectrum of big band swing, jazz, and dance music.
Limited Edition plays a variety of music from the great touring bands such as Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton and Woody Herman to classics by Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, and Benny Goodman Many classic charts have been refreshed by arrangers like Bill Holman, Gordon Goodwin and Frank Mantooth.
We play a variety of settings: private parties, formal dinner dances, clubs, festivals, parades and cruises
Now on CD Baby and iTunes!
Vocalist Julie Caselli brings sizzle to the great standards!
The band was formed in March, 1988 by trombone player and Dick Gulbrandsen.
These 18 musicians, many of whom are session players or members of other jazz, big band or pop bands in the Chicago Metro area, are a "cream of the crop" ensemble. The Limited Edition Big Band, Inc. has performed at many venues in the Chicago area. Every year since 2001, the band has played on the main stage of the Naperville Rib Fest, following acts such as Randy Travis, Loretta Lynn, Charlie Daniels and Blue Oyster Cult.
Our members have toured with big band stars such as Henry Mancini and Ray Charles and the band showcases many fine soloists from all sections. One of our featured players, Cary Davids, moonlights as a nuclear physicist. Who says Jazz isn't rocket science?