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"The New London Big Band played a fantastic concert at Mystic Seaport Museum on July 27, 2019 as part of the museum’s Arts on the Quad summer series. This band is super pro, from their big jazz sound to all the small details along the way. From the moment I made contact with bandleader Sean Nelson, communications were nothing but smooth and consistent. We are thrilled that the band was able to accommodate us in their busy schedule.

They grew a great crowd and we saw many new faces in the audience, which is exactly what we want! Playing both jazz standards and original music, the band members are incredibly talented. Sean did a great job providing narrative between songs, and drawing connections to the era of the music and the exhibition around which the evening was built (“Streamlined,” which focuses on the industrial design movement of the 1930s and 1940s.) Our audience was entertained and highly engaged. We truly appreciate the New London Big Band bringing our community together that evening. It was a fabulous night!"
- Arlene Marcionette, Public Programs Project Manager, Mystic Seaport Museum

"What an absolute joy!!! These folks were out of this world good. We hosted them for our Annual Fireworks Celebration for an incredibly diverse crowd of about 20,000 people and they kept everyone boppin' and movin'. Super easy to work with - very professional and friendly. Can't wait to hear them play again!"

- Julie E. Smith, Director of Arts, Culture & Special Projects, Town of Hamden, CT

"When other Big Band players in the state tell you this is the best Big Band in Connecticut, you listen. I would be hard-pressed to find a more professional group of musicians. Their level of talent is astounding and their performance shows it. Do yourself a favor and book these guys any chance you get!"

- Sean M., music manager for the Social Bar + Kitchen, New London

Clients and venues

  • Mystic Seaport Museum

  • Mohegan Sun

  • Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra

  • Connecticut Convention Center

  • Katherine Hepburn Theater

  • Inn at Mystic

  • Meals on Wheels Gala

  • ECPAA Eastern CT Jazz Festival

  • Sailfest New London

  • Manchester Bicentennial Band Shell

  • New Haven Museum Pardee-Morris House

  • Essex Yacht Club

  • Stonington Yacht Club

  • Ocean Cliff Resort, Newport, RI

  • The Chanler, Newport, RI

  • Ocean Beach Park, New London, CT

  • Goodspeed Opera House Music on the River series

  • Hamden Annual Fireworks Celebration

  • Westerly Library

Past Concerts


Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, New London, CT

"Saturday night at the Garde Arts Center featured a blending of the bands that brought a packed house of nearly 1,000 to its feet as the New London Big Band made its debut on stage with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra."

-The Day

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Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT


Ocean Beach Park, New London, CT


Music on the River @ Goodspeed Opera House Lawn, East Haddam, CT


Hamden Annual Fireworks Celebration, Hamden, CT

"What an absolute joy!!! These folks were out of this world good."

- Julie E. Smith, Director of Arts, Culture & Special Projects, Town of Hamden, CT


ECPAA Eastern CT Jazz Festival, Griswold, CT


Manchester Bicentennial Band Shell, Manchester, CT


New Haven Museum's Pardee-Morris House Twilight Concert Series, New Haven, CT


Valentine's Day Dinner at the Social Bar + Kitchen, New London, CT

"There is a joy that reverberates from the band to the audience and the dancers and back. It’s one of the reasons that they are so fun to watch."

-The Day

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