Lakeshore Big Band
The Lakeshore Big Band (formerly the Lakeshore Jazz Ensemble) has been entertaining audiences throughout West Michigan for over 20 years, developing into one of the area's finest concert and dance ensembles.
Based in Spring Lake, Michigan, the LBB is a full-size traditional big band consisting of 5 saxophones, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, piano, drums, bass and guitar. The music we perform comes from a large library of tunes from the early days of jazz to present day, including great hits from the big band era by Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and more.
The LBB specializes in ballroom dance repertoire including swing, foxtrot, Latin, polkas, and waltzes.
Where We Play
In addition to frequent weddings and dances, the group has made regular appearances at summer concert series in West Michigan communities including Lowell, Montague, Fremont, Edmore, Hudsonville, Ravenna, and Muskegon. Highlights include a performance at Muskegon Summer Celebration; fundraisers for the West Michigan Symphony, the Frauenthal Center for the Arts, and Muskegon Rotary's Grape Escape; the Grand Haven Waterfront dance series; and featured guest appearances with the West Michigan Concert Winds and the Channel View Winds.
Listen to the Band
We invite you to sample some of our music.
1st Annual Spring Fling for St. John's
Above and Beyond, April 19, 2013
Town Club Dance
Trillium Center, Spring Lake, May 17, 2013
Spring Lake, May 30, 2013
Grand Haven Waterfront Dance Series
Looking forward to summer? Come join the LBB at the Waterfront Stadium on Harbor Drive in Grand Haven for their popular Wednesday-night dance series. The fun begins at 7 p.m. and the LBB will be performing on:
June 12, 2013
June 26, 2013
July 24, 2013
August 21, 2013
Friday Nights at the Legion
For the fall season the LBB will play at the Grand Haven American Legion from 8-11 p.m. on the following dates:
October 4, 2013
November 1, 2013
December 6, 2013