Bands

Here you’ll find details and descriptions of each of my bands.

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The Bill Sargent Big Band

The Bill Sargent Big Band at the Milwaukee Athletic Club

Our famous Bill Sargent Big Band is by far our most popular offering. This band has earned an international reputation for excellence!

We focus on the classy stuff like Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Louis Prima, Ray Charles, Elvis, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, Patsy Cline, Motown, Chicago . . . Swing, Jazz, and Classic Big Band. Classic Rock & Pop hits. Variety and Christian offerings.

Yes, we rock out and totally lay down the funk, just as a lot of bands do. BUT, when it comes to swing, we have no equal.

THIS is how swing should be played! Lively, with vitality, spark, drive, spunk, groovin’, and dynamics – it’s all about attitude!

Instrumentation: 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, 4 saxes, piano, guitar, bass, drums and 2 vocalists – male & female.

Bill Sargent’s Really Big Band

Bill Sargent's Really Big Band in Concert

Bill Sargent’s Really Big Band is designed for when only the VERY BEST will do.

This is the PREMIUM version of our Big Band with 1 more trumpet, 2 more trombones, and 1 more sax to give you the ultimate big band sound and experience.

This Really Big Band does everything our famous standard big band does, but with a slightly richer sound, fuller texture, and more complete harmonies. A band with true depth – both in sound and experience.

Musical styles include Swing, Jazz, and Classic Big Band. Classic Rock & Pop hits. Variety and Christian offerings.

Instrumentation: 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxes, piano, guitar, bass, drums, and 2 vocalists – male & female.

Bill Sargent Custom Bands

A Bill Sargent Quintet at the Rotunda in Waukesha, WI

I custom design bands to fit your specific needs. They can range in size from a soloist up to 8 instrumentalists and 2 vocalists.

Need atmosphere music during dinner or cocktails? I have soloists, duos, trios and quartets for that very purpose.

These small custom units focus on the classy stuff like Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald while playing the classic standards from swing, jazz, big band and Broadway show tunes. You’ll hear songs from America’s greatest composers like Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rogers & Hart, and Glenn Miller.

Our smaller custom bands do not perform any contemporary or varieties of music not listed above. The largest versions of my custom bands can perform a wider variety of musical genres.

Bill Sargent’s Trad-Jazz Rousers Dixieland Band

Bill Sargent's Trad-Jazz Rousers Dixieland Band at a private residence in Fox Point, Wisconsin

The hottest Dixieland / Traditional Jazz Band in Wisconsin! It just doesn’t get any better!

This band isn’t much for soft dinner music or quiet background music. It’s an attention-getter and pretty distracting; there’s nothing subdued about it. It’s upbeat, lively, and boisterous!

Bill Sargent’s Trad-Jazz Rousers Dixieland Band provides a great atmosphere for a party or picnic and great entertainment in a concert or festival setting.

This band really swings with Trumpet, Clarinet, Trombone, Banjo, String Bass & Drums.

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