The Rancho Santa Fe Big Band

The Rancho Santa Big Band is a 17 piece swing orchestra of the highest quality dedicated to the preservation and performance of the music of the “Greatest Generation”. It was conceived by former band director, the late Professor Jack Wheaton, former president of the San Diego Musicians Association and has been together for 17 years with sold-out performances.
The band is produced by trumpeter Dominick Addario and directed by Dave Murray with a line-up of some of the finest musicians in Southern California including Bob Mathes, Les Kepics, Robbie Smith, Chris Klich, and vocalist, Marie Addario. Some of the band’s members have played with Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Jimmy Dorsey and Glenn Miller, and have backed up greats like Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Peggy Lee and more. This non-profit organization has contributed to various San Diego charities including the Camp Pendleton Marine Family Food Drive, KSDS Radio, and local organizations in their home town. They have played on the green at the La Jolla Cove July 4th Celebration. They are big, bold and play the actual arrangements of talented musician/composers of the 1930’s and 40’s 


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