Dave Dickey Big Band is an 18 piece jazz big band featuring many of the top jazz musicians and educators from the St Louis, Edwardsville, Springfield MO, Columbia, Jefferson City, and Champaign-Urbana, IL.  Everytime the band performs public performances, a different middle school, high school, or college jazz band is invited to play intermission and the last set several of their students sit in the sections with the Dave Dickey Big Band and also get to solo.  The band is also available for private parties, corporate events, and wedding receptions.  

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Sammy Nestico "A Life in Music Tribute Concert"

Sunday April 2, 3:00PM FREE CONCERT

We are very excited about the special Sammy Nestico tribute concert at the Grandel Theater!  Lots of great music, swing dancers, and an exclusive preview of Sammy Nestico Documentary will be show on the big screen!  Pre-show music starts at 2:00 in the Dark Room (lobby of the Grandel) with the Lindbergh HS Jazz Combo.  Theater doors open at 2:30.  Concert in the Grandel Theater begins at 3:00 with the Lindbergh HS Jazz Ensemble under the direction of David Wyss.  Then the preview of Sammy's documentary will be shown.  After the preview, then the Dave Dickey Big Band will perform along with the top swing dancers from the St Louis area.  Even though this is a free concert, RSVP your name and how many people will be in your group to SammyNesticoDocumentary@gmail.com 

Sammy Nestico and Dave Dickey

We are excited to announce the Dave Dickey Big Band will be a part of the Sammy Nestico Documentary "The Shadow Man"!  On Sunday April 2 we will have a special public performance at The Grandel Theater in St Louis.  We will have a high school big band and the Dave Dickey Big Band performing Sammy's music, including swing dancers dancing with the Dave Dickey Big Band on stage!  We will also have guest speakers Shirley Nestico (Sammy's wife), Diane Estelle Vicari, and other guests!  Clips of the Sammy Documentary will also be shown.  Check back to this website for more information about April 2nd.  Save the date!