Welcome to Stage Door Canteen Swingbands and More

With an endless versatility and a dynamic repertoire, the big band music of STAGE DOOR CANTEEN can accommodate any event with energy and elegance.

This classic ensemble includes some of Southern New England's premier musical talent. Our highly trained career musicians have spent three decades performing together. Available throughout the Northeast, our polished sound comes from a lineup that includes professors and graduates from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. With a full twelve-piece horn section, live percussion, and smooth vocals, you and your guests will enjoy an authentic big-band experience.

STAGE DOOR CANTEEN performs in New York City, Connecticut, Rhode Island, extensively on Cape Cod and The Islands, in Boston, Western Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and along the coast of Maine. Contact bandleader Robert Gamache for more information about availability today!

Our diverse arrangements draw from a variety of musical backgrounds and styles that can accommodate all musical preferences. Check out our repertoire and some music clips recorded live at a show on State Street, Chicago, Illinois:

STAGE DOOR CANTEEN performs horn-fueled DANCE & CONCERT music spanning the entire history of the American Recording Industry, an absolutely incredible "one-and-only" show

from the legendary big bands of
Glen Miller, Dorsey Brothers, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, and all the great Jazz Singers from Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, to Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday
to modern repertory big band
new arrangements featuring the best in contemporary jazz ensemble writing
from the music of Motown and Memphis
James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Dusty Springfield, Eddie Flloyd, Etta James, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Martha & the Vandellas, The Ronnettes, The Supremes
to Radio Gold from the 60s, 70s, and 80s
The Beatles, Blood Sweat & Tears, B52s, Chicago, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Earth Wind and Fire, J. Geils Band, The Kinks, Steely Dan, Steve Winwood, Tower of Power, U2, Van Morrison... and more!

Yes, we REALLY DO cover all that music! We boast over two decades of experience as a first-rate concert jazz ensemble, a high-class traditional swing orchestra, and a red-hot nightclub or function band, capable of hours upon hours of unforgettable entertainment in any capacity!!!

Check out some clips from our show at REGGIE'S MUSIC JOINT, STATE STREET, CHICAGO:

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