Rancho Santa Fe Big Band 2016 Concert to be held Nov. 6

Rancho Santa Fe Big Band’s 2016 Concert is set for Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Village Community Presbyterian Church Hall in Rancho Santa Fe.

In its 15th year, Rancho Santa Fe Big Band is a 17-piece swing orchestra of the highest quality dedicated to the preservation and performance of the music of the “Greatest Generation” also known as the Swing Era. Founded by the late professor of music Jack Wheaton, produced by Dr. Dominick Addario and conducted by Dave Murray, this swing orchestra is big, bold and performs vintage arrangements of the talented musicians and composers of the 1930s and ’40s in a club atmosphere of tables and a bring-your-own appetizers and beverage.

The line-up includes some of the finest musicians in Southern California, including Bob Mathes, Les Keppics, Robbie Smith, Tom Brawner and Chris Klich. Band members have played with Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Jimmy Dorsey and Glenn Miller, and have backed up greats like Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee and more. Band vocalist and event coordinator, Marie Addario brings her soulful sound to this swing ensemble.

Rancho Santa Fe Big Band is a nonprofit organization and has contributed to various San Diego charities including the Camp Pendleton Marine Family Food Drive, KSDS Radio, and many local organizations in their home town. The band has performed on the greens at both the La Jolla Cove and Rancho Santa Fe Fourth of July concerts.

The Village Community Presbyterian Church Hall is located at 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. Downbeat is at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $45 per person. Tables of 10 may be reserved for a discount of $400. Email ticket requests at or call 756-4542. More information can be found on the band’s website at