About us

The Lafayette Studio Big Band,  a  classic 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., Rosemarry Clooney, Diane Carroll, Bob Hope, Harry James Orchestra, Judy Collins, Joe Henderson, Joel Dorham’s Afro Latin Octet, Pete & Sheila Escovedo, Richard Bean and Raul 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, , The Delta Wires,  Diablo Valley Symphony, The Contra Costa Wind Symphony, City Swing Jazz Orchestra, 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, Sacrament o 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 Harry James Orchestra, 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, Bobby Shew, Rickie Cole, and Mel Torme.


 

Here's What They're Saying!

This was the best Big Band show I've seen in a long time. The last time I saw anything this good was the Count Basie Orchestra at the Fairmont Venetian Room. Two thumbs up. ”

— Susie B. - San Francisco, CA

Thank you again so much for making our daughter’s wedding reception a smashing success! Everyone loved your music”

— Greg P, - Piedmont, CA

I heard Steven Powell and the Lafayette Studio Big Band at Concord Todos Santos Plaza on 9/11. They are fantastic! I could have listened all night! ”

— Don P. - Martinez, CA

Band leader and drummer Steve Snyder, led the band swinging with energy and excitement ... saxophonist Dan Willis laid down one inventive solo after another ...... bass bone player Tim Phelan was giving a master class on trombone playing, and fiery lead trumpet player Eric Eidbo was spot on all night.....a show not to be missed. We will make your event a success”

— National Musicians Journal, Vol 36,

Live Performance

Press Photos

Concord Todos Plaza - September 11th 2014  An American Composers Tribute to the Fallen

Concord Todos Plaza - September 11th 2014 An American Composers Tribute to the Fallen

KUNDE Family Winery Wedding for this great couple!

KUNDE Family Winery Wedding for this great couple!

Dusk at KUNDE Family Winery for the new couple!

Dusk at KUNDE Family Winery for the new couple!

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