The Dave Whitney Orchestra

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An extension of Dave's small bands, this fourteen piece orchestra was formed in 1989.  The focus of this band is playing and preserving the classic sounds of the big band era.  

The orchestra is comfortable playing for the listener and is equally at ease playing for dancers.  Besides saluting the big name bands such as Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, and Harry James, the Whitney Orchestra also plays the music of other fine bands such as Tony Pastor, Vaughn Monroe, Frankie Carle, Scat Davis and Red Nichols.

The Dave Whitney Orchestra  has entertained for numerous swing dance parties and has performed at Ryles, the Sherborn Inn, Rockingham Ballroom, Bridgwaye Inn, and bi-monthly at Angelica's in Middleton, MA.  Future projects include a compact disc tentatively titled "Juke Box Saturday Night".

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Dave Whitney,
Trumpet, Vocals, Leader

Well known in New England for his work with the Yankee Rhythm Kings, White Heat Swing Orchestra, and Chris Powers Orchestra, Dave was influenced by Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Bobby Hackett and many other great trumpeters of the pre-bop era.  Dave has been called "Premier early style trumpeter" of this area" and "Dean of swing trumpet".  

As a vocalist he was influenced by Armstrong, Prima, Tony Pastor et al, and he is also adept at smoother vocals a la Sinatra, Eddy Howard, and Perry Como.



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