The best of Post Swing Era big band jazz such as Rob McConnell, Maynard Ferguson, Gerald Wilson and Gordon Goodwin. For a more detailed playlist and discussion, go to http://modernbigband.wordpress.com/.
I have been a fan of modern big band jazz since my father started playing Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis and Don Ellis for me when I was 5 years old. I have played trombone in big bands since high school and I still play in a band in Sacramento. I have been able to put together a large collection of modern big band jazz. Several stations focus on swing era big band and classic jazz. Jazz big band continued to evolve after the swing era. As far as I can tell, no other station focuses on the big band music of today. I am pleased to have the chance to share this exciting, challenging and energetic music with anyone who is interested. When I am not playing or listening to jazz, I am a lawyer with a nonprofit organization in Sacramento, and a high school debate coach.