Big Band Atlanta

Event Calendar

Aug 29 8 PM
Cafe 290

290 Hilderbrand Dr

$10 door

Oct 31 8 PM
Cafe 290

290 Hilderbrand Dr Atl

$10 door

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About Big Band Atlanta


  We Are In Love feat. Ryan Davis Harry Connick Jr.

  Sweetie Pie Dave Rickard

  Naima John Coltrane arranged by Fred Thompson

  Merry Christmas Baby (blues guitar feature) Johnny Moore

  ‘Grief’ Mobile Lad McIntosh

  Never on Sunday arranged by Quincy Jones

  Corner Pocket Frank Foster

  Stolen Moments Oliver Nelson

  Love Me feat. Ryan Davis Joe Darnell

Big Band Atlanta plays it all – the Standards from The Great American Song Book and the new, funky Big Band music you won’t hear anywhere else. BBA is a 19-piece band, that plays classic, formal Big Band events as well as funky, unexpected happenings.

Led by Music Director Dave Rickard, Big Band Atlanta features his new and original tunes.  Also – Frank Sinatra and the Star Wars theme!  Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Grief Mobile.  Louis Armstrong, Count Basie and…Mingus, McIntosh, Mintzer, Florence and Metheny.

So, whether you are looking for a nostalgic walk down memory lane, a wild ride to parts unknown or something in between – we’ve got you covered! Our Partial Song List is below – but keep in mind it’s just a sample! 

A typical event includes live music over a 4-hour period, with breaks suited to your event.  Also included – background music, use of our PA, and/or Emcee duties as requested.

Give a listen, give a call! Or send us an email. It’s really that easy.

RAO JAZZ, led by R. Alan Olson, is a staple on the Metro Atlanta music scene and your one-stop shop for live music!

Next Steps

An easy-to-read Contract (no double-speak), an Event Details Form and a super friendly Cancellation and Refund Policy – because we know life gets complicated.

1   Request a Quote.
2   Let’s Talk!
3   Submit your Contract & Deposit.
4   Sit back and relax!

It’s that easy!