19-piece RnB Orchestra Get down with your bad self
sounds good, feels good
Big Beat is a big band with attitude. We play music with some spunk. We turn our horn section up to 11. We filed our taxes early this year, and we ALWAYS tip 20%.
From jazz, R&B, soul, and gospel, with innovative arrangements of songs from Mulgrew Miller's to Maxwell's, quite frankly, its fresher than folgers folks. It's in your soul baby.
Since forming in 2014, The band has played clubs and headlined festivals across New York and New Jersey. Big Beat is a force to be reconed with. We are truly one big funky family.
Fronted by the graceful vocals of Allison McKenzie, Big Beat soars to new heights with each performance. We are currently producing our debut record "Sounds Good, Feels Good" to be released early 2019
press and discography
"They present the music in a delightfully delicious serving like a familiar meal, but with new and exotic tastes!"
- Cecil Bridgewater (Trumpeter, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis)
"...with arrangements that are a wonderful mix of grooves, sophisticated modern harmonies, vocals, and the cohesive spirit of a group of people that clearly love to make music together."
- Pete McGuinness (3-time Grammy-nominated arranger, vocalist & trombonist)
Has performed with notable guest artists: Peter Bernstein Freddie Hendrix, Rich Perry, Dena DeRose, Duane Eubanks, and Karrin Allyson.