The “Little Big Band” is a 6 piece ensemble comprised of Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Trumpet,Trombone, sequenced Bass and Piano, Guitar, Drums and Vocals.
The group performs Contemporary and standard Swing, Blues, Rock, R&B, Country, Dixieland and Ballroom Dance Music
The band was formed in 1997 by drummer, arranger, composer and vocalist Dick Cunico. Since that time the group has performed for a variety of events including Weddings, Festivals, Clubs, Corporate Events, Concerts, Anniversaries, Fundraisers, Dances, Birthday Parties, Casinos, Universities, Centers for the Arts, Alumni gatherings, Talent Agencies, Church functions, Balls and Restaurants.
Cunico hails from Los Angeles, where he performed and/or recorded with such Jazz greats as Howard Levy (Bela Fleck), Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea) Steve Bailey (Dizzy Guilesspie & The Rippingtons), Skitch Henderson (NBC Orchestra), Jerry Donahue (The Helicastors), Louis Conte (Koinonea) Lanny Morgan (Supersax), Alex Isles (Bill Holman big band & Alexanders Ragtime Dixieland Band) Bob Summers (Woody Herman big band),Benoit Grey (Ray Charles), Rick Fleishman (Art Pepper), Henry Skipper Franklin(Clark Terry), Tom Hill (Ray Brown Band) and Alex Milstein (Jeff Lorber). He has also perfomred with Dolly Pardon in “The Beverly Hillbillies Movie (Twentieth Century Fox) River Phoehix, Jimmy Dale Gilmore and Debra Allen in “The Thing Called Love” (Paramount) “When a Man Loves a Women (Touchstone) “Brain Donners” (Paramount) Burkes Law (Aaron/Spelling CBS) and “Thirty Something” (ABC).
Band members include Wayne Hoey (Tenor Sax),
Chris Wojtecki (Alto Sax), Doug Nelson (Trumpet/Vocals)
Dwight Shaw (Trombone), Phil Schwartz(Guitar/Vocals)
and Dick Cunico (Drums/Vocals).
The groups colorful musical arrangements feature every member of this versatile ensemble. The resulting sound is a unique and robust expression of an American original art form as well as high class cover material. This is dance music at its’ finest.