The LCB Big Band was formed in 1993 by members of the Lansing Concert Band who wanted an opportunity to play the great jazz standards and bring this exciting art form to mid-Michigan audiences. 

Jim Kasprzak, lead trumpet, directs the dynamic 18-piece group comprised of traditional jazz-era instrumentation: full sections of saxophones, trombones and trumpets, plus a swingin’ rhythm section. The ensemble also features two local vocalists: Dan Templin and Kelly Sandula-Gruner, who are also members of Singers on the Grand, based in Grand Ledge. 

The group's repertoire includes beloved tunes from the 'Great American Songbook', made popular by the likes of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and many more. They also perform a number of jazz style Christmas arrangements for holiday shows.

The LCB Big Band has performed numerous concerts, fundraising events, and dinner dances. They also appear annually at local outdoor Summer Concert Series.

If you're interested in having the Big Band perform at your event, contact the Lansing Concert Band. | Promo video

Lansing Concert Band

P.O. Box 11152
Lansing, MI 48901

Join us!

The Lansing Concert Band accepts new members by audition. Auditions are informal, but please prepare a short piece that shows both your technical skill and expressive playing. Message or phone us, and you will be contacted by a section leader. Not all sections will have open seats, but we will make accommodations for qualified players.

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