Mike & Joe's Big Band features the very best musicians in the New England area playing exciting jazz, funk, latin and rock music! The band, formed in 2014, is led by the father-son team of trumpeter Joe Casano (Aretha Franklin, Stan Kenton) and drummer Mike Casano (The Drifters, Keegan-Michael Key). The band is comprised of 10-20 musicians, depending on the gig.
MJBB plays a wide range of music including everything from contemporary jazz/fusion to the traditional old school big band sound. Music from the books of Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Bob Mintzer, Thad Jones & Mel Lewis, Count Basie, Randy Brecker, Mike Mainieri and others can be heard often on their gigs. They also play fresh new arrangements written exclusively for the band and often feature vocalists singing songs from the Great American song book, Ray Charles, Blood Sweat & Tears, Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye and others.
In 2018, the band brought in legendary trumpeter Randy Brecker for a tremendous concert in Foxboro, MA. In 2019, it was renowned vibraphonist Mike Mainieri guesting with MJBB, playing the great music of Steps Ahead. Both shows were incredibly well received by enthusiastic crowds full of jazz fans! In 2021, the band featured saxophone legends George Garzone and Frank Tiberi at the incredible Spire Center in Plymouth, MA. Playing a variety of tunes including old school charts directly from the Woody Herman Band book, the band was on fire and delivered a killer show to another great audience.
MJBB has experience playing in clubs, theaters, restaurants, outdoor concerts, schools, retirement communities and for special events, including the 100th anniversary of the Cape Cod Canal celebration. They can cater the music that they play to any audience!
Contact Joe for more information! 781-258-1615 or firstname.lastname@example.org