Al Fenton Big Band, a well-renowned Jazz Band, is made up of a talented team of creative musicians. Based in West Hartford, they have a storied history of live performances, musical arrangements, and just finished a professional recording session. They pride themselves on their technical abilities and musical versatility, breaking boundaries with their unique sound. Honoring and Advancing the Big-Band Jazz Tradition Founded in 2001 by its namesake, the mission of the Al Fenton Big Band, from the very start, was to perform music from the “Golden Era of Swing” alongside more modern big-band arrangements of contemporary tunes. That mixed repertoire has always made the music of the Al Fenton Big Band appeal to young, old, and in-between alike. Al has retired from the band, but his original mission and vision continue to thrive today under the capable direction of bandleader Kathy Neri. Under Kathy’s leadership, the group of 19 accomplished and dedicated jazz musicians continues to perform throughout Connecticut to wide acclaim. Whether it’s a party, dance, wedding, town-fair, formal performance, or other gathering, the Al Fenton Big Band promises to make your event both joyful and memorable Explore the site and learn more about the musicians behind the music.
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West Hartford CT United States
- Fri, Jul 1221 Hyde Park RdPlease join us for an evening of great big band music!
- Thu, May 09The Bushnell Performing Arts CenterThe Al Fenton Big Band and the Travelers Chorale will be performing together at the Travelers Chorale's 94th Annual Spring Concert.
- Sat, Nov 10New England Carousel MuseumCalling all Veterans and Dancers! The NECM is hosting a Veterans Day Dance. All active and retired military are free with military id. Tickets are $15.00. Come join us at 7:30 for a free swing lesson with The Dancing Duo! This is a b.y.o.b/cups and snacks event. Dress in your fav 1940s and dance!
- Fri, Aug 24T Salon CafeCalling all Dancers! Come swing dance to a live big band on Friday, August 24th! Dance lesson with the amazing Dancing Duo of Prudence Sloane and Joel Silvestro starts at 7:00 with the band swingin' at 7:30 p.m. There will also be line dancing during the band's break.
- Sun, Jul 22Stafford Community CenterThe Al Fenton Big Band will be bringing their sounds from the Big Band Era and beyond to Stafford Springs. Due to the weather the concert will be held at 3 Buckley Highway in the Community Center.