About Us

The Lafayette Studio Big Band is a 17 Count Basie, Frank Sinatra Style Jazz Orchestra. Having played weddings, festivals, corporate events, and even back yard parties, we would love to make your event successful as well!

Our musicians are experienced having performed with:
The Temptations, The Fifth Dimension, Frank Sinatra Jr., Bob Hope, The Harry James Orchestra, Judy Collins, Joe Henderson, Joel Dorham’s Afro Latin Octet, Pete & Sheila Escovedo, Richard Bean,  Rawl Rekow, Wayne Wallace, Michael Wolfe, Tom Politzer, Wayne Bergeron, The Coasters, The Drifters, Lydia Pense & Cold Blood, Jackie Payne, GTS, Napata & the Kisses, Jimmy James, Maria Alcina, Lefty Perez, Batucaje, Esencia, Orquesta Positiva, World Doctors Orchestra, Diablo Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Brass Quintet, The Ebbtides, Sonny Froman Big Band, Julio Iglesias, Bruno Mars, Honolulu Symphony, Royal Hawaiian Band, The Mendocino Music Festival Orchestra, Sacramento Symphony, The Sacramento Woodwind Quintet as well as the Sacramento Bassoon Quartet, Don Piestrup Band, ABC TV Shindig Band, Ron South and The Rondells, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Joe Henderson Memorial Big Band, Lifeline and Kenny G., King Crosby, Cold Soul Blues, Pangaea Quintet, Atomic Blues, Black Song and Poetry Ensemble, The Fireballs, Steve McQuarry at SFJAZZ


Our musicians have been in opening acts for:
Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, Ray Charles, Joe Williams, Lou Rawls, Nancy Wilson, Earl Kluh, Diane Shur, Toots Thielman, James Moody, Richie Cole & Alto Madness, The Clayton-Hamilton Big Band, Johnny Paycheck, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Cachao, Alfredo “Chocolate” Armenteros, Sonora Ponceña, Oscar Deleon, Johnny & Ray, El Gran Combo, Willie Rosario, Los Lobos, Poncho Sanchez, Malo, Tierra, Eddie Palmieri, Willie Colon & Ruben Blades, Louis Walker, Little Milton, E.C. Scott, David Bowie, The Stray Cats, Van Halen, Stevie Nicks, Men at Work, Confunkshun, and The Spinners, Carmen McRae, Dave Brubeck, Dick Dale and The Del Tones, Ike and Tina Turner, The Beach Boys, Righteous Brothers, Kenny Rogers and The First Edition