Big Band

The John Clark Big Band is comprised of 13-17 pieces and features the fabulous vocal talent of Paula Johns and plays the swinging jazz sounds of the Big Band era, performing compositions that people of all ages enjoy.  These classic songs were made famous by Glenn Miller, Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Harry James, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson as well arrangements by more contemporary arrangers such as Tom Kubis and Gordon Goodwin.

The John Clark Big Band has been performing concerts, dances and weddings to crowds large and small in the New Jersey/Philadelphia/Delaware areas since the early 80's.  We have the skill and versatility to play for many different audiences - from the swing kids who love the fast dances like the jitterbug, the lindy, and the shag - to the polished ballroom dancers who love the vintage dance music made famous by the big bands.

Our music library consists of over 2,000 songs from the Big Band era to todays Big Bands. We can provide the perfect blend of classic swing from the great song writers like Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington. We will work with you to make sure your favorite numbers from our repertoire are included when we play for your event.

The John Clark Big Band is comprised of leading professional musicians from the Atlantic City/Philadelphia areas so you can be assured of the best quality music for your event. These musicians have worked and toured with some of the greatest talent in the world including: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, The Four Freshmen and many, many others.

Check out the following sound clips from a recent live recording of the John Clark Big Band:
Big Swing Face
  Begin The Beguine   In The Mood   Fever (Vocal)   Guy From Ipanema (Vocal)   I'll Be Seeing You (Vocal)