About the Swingin' Band
In the mood for the stylings of Sinatra, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, and that good ol' big band sound? You've found your band!
Founded in 1996, by Al Smith, the band is comprised of professional musicians from all over the Greater Lake Tahoe Area. “They may have started in a garage, but the Tahoe Dance Band is certainly no ‘garage band’." The 17-piece band specializes in the big band sound, ranging from swing, fox trot, waltz, boogie, and tango, all the way to the occasional polka. With a big band library of over 500 arrangements there is sure to be something to please everyone.
The Tahoe Dance Band is one of the only three-time winners of the distinguished Taste of Downtown Carson City’s “Best Band” Award.
Tahoe Dance Band's rhythm musicians, Frank and Jim, discuss the spirit of the band and highlight the Senior Center dances, on Tahoe Today.
Tahoe's Best Kept Secret
Established in 1996, the band has played dances, concerts, benefits, and community events around Lake Tahoe and the valley below.