Compaq Big Band
Speaking of which, we are ACTIVELY booking additional Summer 2021 outdoor concert dates RIGHT NOW! We'll be returning to some of our most popular venues PLUS debuting at some exciting new-to-us locales. As details are confirmed, the performances will be added on this site. And, you'll always see them on Facebook beforehand at https://www.facebook.com/Compaq-Big-Band-205646778138.
We expect that the New England states' stage performer distancing restrictions will be relaxed by the date of our first summer concert in July. However, if there are still guidelines in place, we have the experience, sound gear, and production expertise to put our 'same old great' quality on display.
If you know of a concert series you think we should contact, please let us know. Although many are understandably rebooking 2020 acts that were canceled due to Covid-19, there may be bands that have gone out of business or cannot make a solid commitment for 2021, or perhaps the organizer is simply looking for 'a new face' - please let them know we're available! They can always reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're treating 2021 as a 'reboot' year for live big band shows. Although our already-low traditional performance fee is affordable to many, we'll work extra hard in 2021 to compete with any legitimate regional big band quote to showcase the Compaq Big Band difference to new audiences.
In the meantime, we're planning on being back to work this April or May, sheddin' charts indoors (outdoors if needed), so that we'll be sharp for Summer 2021.
It'll be really, REALLY good to make music for all of you again. Please stay safe!
We're watching all the daily developments that will hopefully lead to better times ahead, not the least of which is the opportunity to make great big band music together for New England's best swing dancers and avid jazz listening audiences. As restrictions continue and we are notified of official gig cancellations, where possible we will work diligently with clients to re-book a future date as soon as appropriate. We'll return to the stage just as quickly as all applicable federal, state, and local restrictions are modified/lifted, our clients feel safe in restarting operations, and the band members are confident we are not risking our and our family's health by gathering to rehearse and perform.
When we are able to all enjoy live big band events again, the Compaq Big Band remains more dedicated than ever to providing a superior musical experience to clients, and to remain flexible on compensation. We understand that it may take some time to eventually get back to packed houses, and our emphasis will remain on partnering with clients to get dancers and listeners back into the venues for the long haul.
In the meantime, please stay healthy, and please visit the Compaq Big Band on Facebook to scroll through our posts over the last year plus – some great times, great tunes, and great audiences. A 'Like' would be very cool, too ;) We'll continue to update www.compaqbigband.com with the latest gig schedule information.
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