The Houstonian Big Band


 The HOUSTONIAN BIG BAND originated in 1977 and has played continuously since that time in and around Houston, Texas (USA).  This group features an experienced conductor leading a traditional big band structure, including 4-5 woodwind players (saxophones/clarinet), 4-6 brass players (trumpets & trombones), a rhythm section (including drums, bass, and piano), and a male and female vocalist.Over the years, the band has performed for U.S. Presidents and senators, alumni associations, weddings and private parties, and many other special occasions.  Three of the original founding band members have been joined by many talented younger musicians who love big band music and desire to carry on the musical genre and tradition.  Band members range in ages from 25 to 75. A large part of the band's musical repertoire came from an old trunk filled with big band arrangements from the thirties, forties and fifties, by such bands as Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Harry James, Artie Shaw and others.  In addition, many other more modern songs and crowd favorites have been added to the band's library, but the big band style is maintained. If you like to hear Glenn Miller's orchestra playing "In The Mood", Tommy Dorsey playing "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", Harry James'  "You Made Me Love You", Artie Shaw's "Begin the Beguine", Count Basie's "April in Paris", or even Jimmy Lundsford's "For Dancers Only" or Ray Anthony's "Mr. A's Boogie", you'll LOVE hearing the Houstonian Big Band and dancing to these tunes in person. The band has over 300 selections of big band/swing music, and will play for private parties, weddings and other special functions.     

SONG LISTHoustonian Big Band 720 in the Books920 SpecialA Foggy DayAfter the Lovin'Ain't Misbehavin'AlfieAlley CatAlmost Like Bein' in Love (Vocal)American PatrolAnniversary WaltzApple HoneyApril in ParisAs Time Goes ByAutumn LeavesBaby Won't You Please Come HomeBack Bay ShuffleBack Beat BoogieBack in Your Own Backyard (Vocal)Beer Barrel PolkaBegin the BeguineBeyond the SeaBlue MoonBlues in the NightBlues on ParadeBoogie Blues (Vocal)BrazilBrown Baggin' ItCabaretCall Me IrresponsibleCan't Take That Away From Me (Vocal)CaravanCelebrationChances AreChattanooga Choo ChooCherokeeCherry Pink - RumbaCotten Eye JoeCuteDays of Wine & RosesDear HeartDeep PurpleDo Nothin' Till You Hear From MeDon't Be That WayDon't Get Around Much AnymoreDon't Worry 'bout MeDown Basie StreetDreamDreamsvilleEager BeaverEndless LoveFantasy for SaxophonesFascination WaltzFeelingsFinale MedleyFor Dancers OnlyGood Morning Heartache (Vocal)Harlem NocturneHeartachesI Can't Stop Lovin' YouI Don't Want to Walk Without You (Vocal)I Had the Craziest DreamI Left My Heart in San FransiscoI Let a Song Go Out of My HeartI Wish You LoveI Write the SongsI'll Be AroundI'll Never Smile AgainI've Got a Crush on You (Vocal)I've Got You Under My Skin (Vocal)I've Heard That Song Before (Vocal)I've Never Been in Love BeforeIce CastlesIn a Sentimental MoodIn The MoodIntermission RiffIt's Been a Long, Long, Time (Vocal)Jalousie - TangoJersey BounceJohnson RagJumpin' at the WoodsideJungle DrumsJust in TimeKansas CityKick Out of You (Vocal)Kingsize BloozeKiss of Fire - TangoLa CucarachaLadyLean BabyLeap FrogLet's Fall in LoveLichtensteiner PolkaLittle Brown Jugtd>Little Girl BlueLondonderry Air (Danny Boy)Lover ManLullabye of BirdlandMarieMeditationMedley - National Anthem/Fanfares/AmericaMemphis BluesMerry Little ChristmasMiller MedleyMood IndigoMoon RiverMoon River WaltzMoonglowMoonlight in VermontMoonlight SerenadeMoten SwingMr. Anthony's BoogieMy ReverieNew York, New YorkNew York, New York (Vocal)Nice 'n EasyNight TrainOld Cape CodOld Devil MoonOn a Clear DayOn the Sunny Side of the Street (Vocal)One O'clock JumpOpus in ChartreuseOver the RainbowPac Man FeverPalladium PartyPennies from Heaven (Vocal)Pennsylvania PolkaQuiet Nights of Quiet StarsReuben's BluesRoute 66Say It Isn't SoSchottischeSentimental Journey (Vocal)Sentimental Over YouSermonetteShake, Rattle, & RollShiny StockingsSingin' the BluesSmoke Gets in Your EyesSo RareSolitudeSomeone to Watch Over MeSong of IndiaSouthern FriedSpecial Occasion MedleySplankyStardustStars Fell on AlabamaStompin' at the SavoyString of PearlsSwanee RiverSwingin' on Lenox AvenueTake the A TrainTaking a Chance on LoveTangerine (Vocal)TenderlyTequilaThe Bunny HopThe CharlestonThe Christmas SongThe Lady is a TrampThe Nearness of YouThe PreacherThe Shadow of Your SmileThe Tender TrapThings We Did Last SummerTil There Was YouTonightToo Close For ComfortTribute to BasieTuxedo JunctionUndecidedVolareWalkin' My Baby Back HomeWayne King MedleyWhat's New (Vocal)Where or WhenWho's Sorry NowWitchcraftWoodchopper's BallYou Made Me Love YouYou Make Me Feel So Young