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.
Happy to announce the Dave Dickey Big Band will do a "Big Band Christmas Celebration" on Sunday December 19th at 4 pm. It will be in Farmington, MO at the Farmington Centene Center. Excited to have special guests that day Joey Tartell (Indiana University trumpet professor and former lead trumpet with Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman, and US Army Jazz Ambasadors), Pat Harbison (Indiana University jazz trumpet professor), Tito Carrillo (University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana jazz trumpet professor), and Joseph L. Jefferson (Southeast Missouri State University trombone and jazz professor). We will also be featuring 2 excellent vocalists Paula Michelle Franks and Terri Ann Pankhurst ! Intermission band will be the North County High School Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dobie Carroll. Several of their students and other students from the Farmington area will be sitting in with our band last set for a few songs. We will also have a youth jazz combo put together that will be playing in the lobby from 3:00-3:50 before the show. Tickets are $12 and will go on sale December 1st at the Farmington Centene Center. You can get tickets in advance by calling Paula Michelle Frank's at 573-631-9705 or going to pick up tickets at Pizza 101 or Corner Pocket in Bonne Terre. We will have locations soon to pick up advance tickets in Farmington. THANK YOU to our sponsors: Pizza 101, Corner Pocket, Pettus Automotive, Unico Bank, Boyer Funeral Homes, First State Community Bank, Shelter Insurance, and the Hagerty family!