Mike & Joe's Big Band is a 17 piece group presenting the very best jazz musicians in the New England area playing exciting jazz, funk, latin and rock music! The band, formed in 2014, is led by a father-son team of trumpeter Joe Casano and drummer Mike Casano.
MJBB featured legendary trumpeter Randy Brecker in 2018 and vibraphonist Mike Mainieri in 2019 for two tremendous concerts in Foxboro, MA at the Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center. The shows were incredibly well received by an enthusiastic crowd of jazz fans.
MJBB plays a variety of music from the books of such jazz luminaries as Randy Brecker, Mike Mainieri/Steps Ahead, Buddy Rich, Horace Silver, Gil Evans, Woody Herman, Bob Mintzer, Count Basie, Charles Tolliver, Thad Jones & Mel Lewis, Stan Kenton and many others.
In addition to fresh new big band arrangements done just for MJBB by trumpeter Walter Platt (Alicia Keys), the band also features vocalists Linda Calise and John Cunha, singing songs from the Great American songbook, Blood Sweat & Tears, Frank Sinatra, Justin Timberlake, Bobby Caldwell, Ray Charles and others.
The band has played at numerous clubs, outdoor summer concerts, schools, and other events, including a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Cape Cod Canal in Buzzards Bay, MA.