Performance Notes and Information    


Name of Group


Buzz Murphy Orchestra     (Big Band Size)

Number of Performers   10 - 18 Musicians, and optionally 1 to 3 Vocalists

The Big Band orchestra consists of a minimum of 2 Trumpets, 3 Sax, 2 Trombone, Bass, Piano Drums.  It can expand to
 4 Trumpets, 5 Sax, 5 Trombone, Bass, Piano Drums.   The additional players offer a much fuller sound.  Generally, this group is booked with a least one vocalist and usually two.  Every player is an accomplished studio musician.  Musician dress is Tuxedo unless otherwise specified during booking.

Musical Style   This group features complete full sounding musical arrangements for Big Band.  The performers are reading musical arrangements throughout the performance.  The "book" includes recognizable favorites from the "Big Band Era", the 50's thru 80's, Jazz Tunes, and Rock.  The music library consists of over 400 arrangements by the top arrangers in music publishing.  All of the "Big Band Era" songs of Dorsey, Miller, Shaw, Ellington and others are included.  Featured vocalists add to the mix by bringing their unique song styling's and arrangements.  For versatility, the group does not work with a "set list" but calls songs appropriate for the audience and the specific time during the performance.  This "live music" presentation style insures a versatile and entertaining performance.
Setup Requirements   The 10 piece group requires a minimum of 24 feet x 12 feet of floor space.  If specifying a hotel stage, use 2 sections deep by four sections across as a minimum.  This group can setup indoors or outdoors and is very versatile in location.  If outdoors during the day, the area should be covered.  110v 15amp (one wall outlet)  power must be available to the performance area.  A break area or spare room for cases and breaks is required.  Dinner or catering is stipulated in the contract rider.  Setup requires 2.5 hours.
Time Availability   This group is available for 1-4 hours with a two hour minimum.  Overtime is charged at 1.5 times the hourly rate after
the contracted performance period.  
Break Schedule   The group takes fifteen minute breaks on the hour.  This can be modified to include speeches, presentations and special events. 
Special Music
and Planning Extras
  This group is very versatile.  Special wedding reception music, wedding dances, fanfares or specific songs may be requested at time of contracting.  Requests during the performance will be honored if possible.  This group has much experience with live shows, wedding receptions and other special situations requiring planning and versatility.  Please discuss your plans during contracting.  This group can also form the Buzz Murphy Quartet or The Dixieland Guys for dinner music or cocktail welcome music in the same or an alternate location.
Media Kit   Buzz Murphy Orchestra - Big Band Media Kit
Sample Song List   Big Band List
Music Samples   MP3 Big Band Samples   5 minutes
Photo Gallery   Big Band Photo Gallery
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