The Prime Time Big Band :: Big Band and Swing Sounds in Cleveland Prime Time Big Band


Providing musical entertainment since 1976, the 18 piece Prime Time Big Band provides the perfect blend of music to make your event SWING!

We showcase songs from the best Swing, Jazz and Big Bands. Toe tappin� swing charts, cool jazz instrumentals and beautiful ballads. Our perfect blend of music satisfies everyone. We have performed in hundreds of professional venues. From city park concerts to the main stage at Blossom Music Center, we deliver a fun-filled evening of entertainment. Our show is sure to leave you with wonderful memories (and maybe some sore feet from dancing too much!).

Songs List

In addition to our extensive library with thousands of songs, we have our own staff arranger to customize and give some songs a fresh updated sound that is exclusive to the Prime Time Big Band.

We have a solid, committed team of musicians dedicated to providing musical entertainment. We have the experience, quality and professionalism required to make every event complete.

History Of The Band

The Prime Time Big Band has been playing in the Cleveland area since 1976. In the band's early days it was known as the Richmond Heights Community Big Band, and was partially supported by the City of Richmond Heights. Several members of today's Prime Time have been playing with us since the Richmond Heights Community Big Band. Soon enough, the band began to play more on its own, and the sponsorship of the city faded into history. Prime Time continues to play for community events and also plays frequently for weddings, corporate parties, country club events, or anywhere that calls for dinner and dancing and an exciting big band.

The Prime Time Big Band comprises 18 musicians in the instrumentation of the classic big bands. The instrumentation includes five saxophones, who sometimes double on clarinet or flute, four trombones, five trumpets doubling on cornet and flugelhorn, piano, guitar, bass, and drums. The band also features male and female vocalists.

Prime Time's big band sound can be heard throughout the Cleveland area. The band plays frequent summer outdoor and indoor concerts, ballroom dancing events, weddings, dinner parties, and corporate events. The band's repertoire of hundreds of tunes includes those made famous by Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman, and many others. Music from Motown, the Beatles, and Elvis can also be heard at a Prime Time event. Sponsors of events are always welcome to select their own favorites from the Prime Time book.

Now that you've met Prime Time, you can contact us by email for further information.