What can we say about this album? There are so many great tracks we had to make it a two-disc set! It was a magical concert at the Jean's Jazz Series in Wisconsin. The band was on fire and the crowd loved every second of the evening. There was a great rapport with the audience that fed the energy of the band and vice versa. We featured amazing musicians:: Mike Kennedy, Ted Holtz, Natalie Lande, Andy Schlinder and Casey Fitzpatrick on saxophone; Ben Pedersen, Ben McCoy, Andrew Thompson and Ben Shanbaum on trombone; and Nick Drozdoff, Michael Stewart, Joshua Jern and John Dorhauer on Trumpet. The rhythm section was terrific: Josh Calef on drums, Stu Seale on keys, Alex Ispa-Cowan on guitar, James Wenzel on bass and Amy Yassinger on vocals.
We played a few classics and few tunes you wouldn't normally expect from a big band. For example! How about a big band version of "The Devil Went Down To Georgia." John Dorhauer composed a masterful arrangement of the fiery Charlie Daniels Band tune for us. It features Nick Drozdoff and Michael Stewart as the dueling trumpets and Brett Dean on vocals. The trumpet soloists are nothing short of astounding - and the arrangement is far cooler than we can even explain.
There are surprises everywhere on the album. Just when you think you've heard a song a particular way, we might just throw something brand new at you. Check it out, this is the most fun we've had yet! Click the "add to cart" button below to order, or preview the album on our ALBUMS page!
Welcome to Shout Section! If you are looking for a big band, combo or swing band that is highly professional and a whole lot of fun, you've come to the right place! Shout Section burst on to the scene in 2007. Since then, we've been entertaining audiences at swing dances, city concerts, school clinics, weddings and corporate events all over the Midwest. Staffed by some of the best musicians in the Chicago area, you're going to love listening and dancing to Shout Section Big Band!
Shout Section Combo at Illinois State Lindy Exchange - Swing Dancing!
Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Illinois State's Lindy Exchange welcome's Shout Section's combo!
Shout Section's DJ at Private Event (Wedding)
Private Event: Wedding with Yazz Jazz: Shout Section Mini Big Band
Stan Mansion, Chicago, IL
We get no bigger thrill than to play beautiful jazz and pop for wonderful couples! We'd love to play for your wedding too! Give us a call at 312-685-BAND!
Swing Dance: Shout Section Mini Big Band
More information coming soon, but a subset of Shout Section Big Band will be swinging in DeKalb! Come swing with us!
Saxophones (from the following):
- Ted Holtz
- Michael Kennedy
- Casey Fitzpatrick
- James Baum
- Natalie Lande
- Andy Schlinder
- Jake Wark
Trombones (from the following):
- Ben Pedersen
- Andrew Thompson
- Ken Cheney
- Ben McCoy
- Ben Shanbaum
Trumpets (from the following):
- Stuart Seale
Bass (from the following):
- James Wenzel
- Aaron Mitter
- Josh Calef
- Alex Ispa-Cowen
- Amy Yassinger
Special Thanks To Photographers:
- Roots of Life Photography
- Hazelton Photography
- Brandon Liu