85th Street Big Band


Dance the night away!

We are a lively 20-piece big band playing dance music in the greater Seattle area. We feature swing favorites from the 30s, 40s, and 50s, including tunes made famous by Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and Nat King Cole. We also play blues and seasonal music. The members are professionals from many different walks of life with a common passion to bring joy through music.
New Leadership

Starting with the 2018 music season Tait Madsen is assuming directorship of the band. Amy Arthur is remaining as vocalist and her husband Tom, is retiring as drummer.
Introducing Bob Merrihew

Please welcome the newest member of the band. Bob Merrihew works as an instrument repair person for Kennelly Keys. He plays with various small groups and big bands in the Seattle area.
We would love to hear from you!
For bookings, information, or just an opportunity to tell us about the last time you saw us
Write to the band leader directly


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Webmaster Harold Rosenkrans: last updated 4/29/2018