Delmarva Big Band

Four trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones, and a full rhythm section of piano, bass, guitar, drums, and a vocalist. 18 pieces on stage! About Delmarva Big Band Website | Facebook | Video The Delmarva Big Band has been performing across the Mid-Atlantic region since 2005, and before that as the Len Gray Orchestra, which can trace its lineage directly to the hallowed Big Band era. This premiere regional ensemble incorporates the Peninsula’s elite professional musicians and educators. A powerhouse orchestra of 18 musicians, the Delmarva Big Band has firmly established their broad appeal to discerning music lovers of all ages by performing both legacy and contemporary musical arrangements in the exciting and dynamic Big Band format.

Delmarva Big Band

Four trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones, and a full rhythm section of piano, bass, guitar, drums, and a vocalist. 18 pieces on stage! About Delmarva Big Band Website | Facebook | Video The Delmarva Big Band has been performing across the Mid-Atlantic region since 2005, and before that as the Len Gray Orchestra, which can trace its lineage directly to the hallowed Big Band era. This premiere regional ensemble incorporates the Peninsula’s elite professional musicians and educators. A powerhouse orchestra of 18 musicians, the Delmarva Big Band has firmly established their broad appeal to discerning music lovers of all ages by performing both legacy and contemporary musical arrangements in the exciting and dynamic Big Band format.

University of Delaware Jazz Band

Energetic rhythms, soaring solos, and tight harmonies fill the air as the University of Delaware Jazz Band captivates the audience with a dynamic and soulful performance, showcasing exceptional talent and infectious passion! About the University of Delaware Jazz Band Website | Facebook | Youtube The University of Delaware offers all students the opportunity to audition for the performing jazz ensembles. Capturing the energy and excitement of big band jazz, Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Ensemble II are standard instrumentation big bands with saxophone, trombone, trumpet and rhythm sections as well as solo vocalists. The ensembles perform regularly on campus, exploring a wide variety of music, past and present. Each year a well-known guest artist performs with the bands. Past guests include Arturo Sandoval, Harry Connick, Jr., Denis DiBlasio, Phil Woods, John Fedchock, Jeff Coffin, Dizzy Gillespie, Roger Ingram, Ingrid Jensen, Kenny Werner, Steve Wilson and the Brazilian group Mi​nas. Jazz Ensemble I performs frequently off campus in area schools, jazz festivals and concert venues.

Duke Ellington’s The Nutcracker Suite by Delmarva Big Band

The Nutcracker Suite is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded for the Columbia label in 1960 featuring jazz interpretations of “The Nutcracker” by Tchaikovsky, arranged by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.Four trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones, and a full rhythm section of piano, bass, guitar, drums, and a vocalist. 18 pieces on stage!Witness the harmonious interplay of brass and woodwinds, the melodious dance of the saxophones, and the breathtaking solos that will leave you in awe. The rhythm section creates an irresistible pulse that makes you move and groove to the beat.Experience the magic of 18 passionate musicians coming together, pouring their hearts and souls into each note, captivating your senses and transporting you to a world of musical euphoria. About Delmarva Big Band Website | Facebook | Video The Delmarva Big Band has been performing across the Mid-Atlantic region since 2005, and before that as the Len Gray Orchestra, which can trace its lineage directly to the hallowed Big Band era. This premiere regional ensemble incorporates the Peninsula’s elite professional musicians and educators. A powerhouse orchestra of 18 musicians, the Delmarva Big Band has firmly established their broad appeal to discerning music lovers of all ages by performing both legacy and contemporary musical arrangements in the exciting and dynamic Big Band format.

Delmarva Big Band

Four trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones, and a full rhythm section of piano, bass, guitar, drums, and a vocalist. 18 pieces on stage! About Delmarva Big Band Website | Facebook | Video The Delmarva Big Band has been performing across the Mid-Atlantic region since 2005, and before that as the Len Gray Orchestra, which can trace its lineage directly to the hallowed Big Band era. This premiere regional ensemble incorporates the Peninsula’s elite professional musicians and educators. A powerhouse orchestra of 18 musicians, the Delmarva Big Band has firmly established their broad appeal to discerning music lovers of all ages by performing both legacy and contemporary musical arrangements in the exciting and dynamic Big Band format.

Quayside @ Nite with Lower Case Blues

New fusion of old blues, funk, and rock! The Milton Theatre’s outdoor HAPPY HOUR and LIVE MUSIC concert series!What started in 2020 as a response to the pandemic, has now become a warm-weather regional entertainment staple for all ages. Enjoy live music in the beautiful waterside setting of historic downtown Milton!Well-Behaved Kids & Dogs Welcome! Reserve some of our lawn furniture:Picnic Tables (Seats 8) – $40 Adirondack Chairs – $10  OR BYOC! (Bring Your Own Chair) General Admission – FREE**Registration is limited. Reserve FREE tickets in advance to guarantee admission. Notify Box Office in the event you no longer need FREE tickets.  Rain Contingency: Planned Quayside activities will be moved inside the Milton Theatre. For indoor events, Picnic Tables and Adirondack Chairs are guaranteed seating. General Admission tickets will have first-come-first-serve seating. Live Music: Lower Case Blues Website | Facebook | Youtube Lower Case Blues is a jammin’ trio that plays a new fusion of old blues, funk, and rock! Since 2003, lOWER cASE bLUES has been giving Delaware and the tri-state area some of the best blends of blues and rock music.

Quayside @ Nite with Lower Case Blues

New fusion of old blues, funk, and rock! The Milton Theatre’s outdoor HAPPY HOUR and LIVE MUSIC concert series!What started in 2020 as a response to the pandemic, has now become a warm-weather regional entertainment staple for all ages. Enjoy live music in the beautiful waterside setting of historic downtown Milton!Well-Behaved Kids & Dogs Welcome! Reserve some of our lawn furniture:Picnic Tables (Seats 8) – $40 Adirondack Chairs – $10  OR BYOC! (Bring Your Own Chair) General Admission – FREE Rain Contingency: Planned Quayside activities will be moved inside the Milton Theatre. For indoor events, Picnic Tables and Adirondack Chairs are guaranteed seating. General Admission tickets will have first-come-first-serve seating. Live Music: Lower Case Blues Website | Facebook | Youtube Lower Case Blues is a jammin’ trio that plays a new fusion of old blues, funk, and rock! Since 2003, lOWER cASE bLUES has been giving Delaware and the tri-state area some of the best blends of blues and rock music.

Quayside @ Nite with Al Frantic Band

The Al Frantic Band is one of Delmarva’s newest classic rock trios. The Milton Theatre’s outdoor HAPPY HOUR and LIVE MUSIC concert series!What started in 2020 as a response to the pandemic, has now become a warm-weather regional entertainment staple for all ages. Enjoy live music in the beautiful waterside setting of historic downtown Milton!Well-Behaved Kids & Dogs Welcome! Reserve some of our lawn furniture:Picnic Tables (Seats 8) – $40 Adirondack Chairs – $10  OR BYOC! (Bring Your Own Chair) General Admission – FREE**Registration is limited. Reserve FREE tickets in advance to guarantee admission. Notify Box Office in the event you no longer need FREE tickets.  Rain Contingency: Planned Quayside activities will be moved inside the Milton Theatre. For indoor events, Picnic Tables and Adirondack Chairs are guaranteed seating. General Admission tickets will have first-come-first-serve seating. Live Music: Al Frantic Band Website | Facebook | VideoThe Al Frantic Band is one of Delmarva’s newest classic rock trios. The band is fronted by Al Frantic who is originally from Northern New Jersey. He and his wife Mary landed in Milton, Delaware and now own Frantic Frets Music and Antiques. Al plays both acoustic and electric guitar and is the lead vocalist of the group. Whether he is performing solo or with the band, Al delivers a diverse selection of classic rock. Incorporating his own style, he captures the essence of the vocalists he covers. You are sure to hear something you love!

Quayside @ Nite with Barrelhouse – MOVING INDOORS

Join Barrelhouse for Quayside @ Nite! Live outdoor entertainment! The Milton Theatre’s outdoor HAPPY HOUR and LIVE MUSIC concert series!What started in 2020 as a response to the pandemic, has now become a warm-weather regional entertainment staple for all ages. Enjoy live music in the beautiful waterside setting of historic downtown Milton!Well-Behaved Kids & Dogs Welcome! Reserve some of our lawn furniture:Picnic Tables (Seats 8) – $40 Adirondack Chairs – $10  OR BYOC! (Bring Your Own Chair) General Admission – FREE**Registration is limited. Reserve FREE tickets in advance to guarantee admission. Notify Box Office in the event you no longer need FREE tickets.  Rain Contingency: Planned Quayside activities will be moved inside the Milton Theatre. For indoor events, Picnic Tables and Adirondack Chairs are guaranteed seating. General Admission tickets will have first-come-first-serve seating. Live Music: Barrelhouse Website | Facebook | YoutubeBarrelhouse was formed in October of 2007. Since then they have been playing locations throughout the Delmarva region. They have worked hard to build a large following that “Digs” their particular brand of blues. Club & Festival goers alike, agree, that their music is high energy and up in your grille. The boys have opened for numerous well known national blues acts such as, Victor Wainwright, John Primer, Bob Margolin, Ray Fuller, Moreland & Arbuckle, Albert Castiglia, The Night Hawks, and others. You can find Barrelhouse more and more in the lineup of festivals and major blues locations in the region.

Quayside @ Nite with Lower Case Blues

New fusion of old blues, funk, and rock! The Milton Theatre’s outdoor HAPPY HOUR and LIVE MUSIC concert series!What started in 2020 as a response to the pandemic, has now become a warm-weather regional entertainment staple for all ages. Enjoy live music in the beautiful waterside setting of historic downtown Milton!Well-Behaved Kids & Dogs Welcome! Reserve some of our lawn furniture:Picnic Tables (Seats 8) – $40 Adirondack Chairs – $10  OR BYOC! (Bring Your Own Chair) General Admission – FREE**Registration is limited. Reserve FREE tickets in advance to guarantee admission. Notify Box Office in the event you no longer need FREE tickets.  Rain Contingency: Planned Quayside activities will be moved inside the Milton Theatre. For indoor events, Picnic Tables and Adirondack Chairs are guaranteed seating. General Admission tickets will have first-come-first-serve seating. Live Music: Lower Case Blues Website | Facebook | Youtube Lower Case Blues is a jammin’ trio that plays a new fusion of old blues, funk, and rock! Since 2003, lOWER cASE bLUES has been giving Delaware and the tri-state area some of the best blends of blues and rock music.