Founded in 1979, THE ROB STONEBACK BIG BAND is definitely a big band for the 21st century. If you want all the excitement and romance of the Swing Era and more, this is the band for you. The 17 instrumentalists and two vocalists define “class” with their renditions of the great standards and current hits.

Equally expert at sophisticated dances or hot jazz concerts, the band has performed all over the Mid-Atlantic region, including New York, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Wilmington, Baltimore, and most of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Appearances include the Berks Jazzfest, Bethlehem Musikfest—even Lincoln Center! Collectively, we’ve played for Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, Aretha Franklin, The Manhattan Transfer, Rosemary Clooney, Lou Rawls, Olivia Newton-John, The Temptations, The Four Tops… Now we want to play for you!

 In the world of jazz Rob and the guys have performed with Bill Watrous, Phil Woods, Urbie Green, Stanley Turrentine, Clark Terry, and many others. Do we know swing? Our members have performed with the Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Harry James, Gene Krupa, Maynard Ferguson, and Buddy Rich Orchestras. We play the great hits from the Big Band Era and add the spice of our own arrangements of standards and more contemporary music.

The excitement and energy of a full-sized big band cannot be duplicated. We are the real thing. Nineteen truly professional musicians who funnel their collective gusto into music that sets your feet tapping gets your body swinging, and sparks your heart romancing.

“What a swingin’ band! Rob, your band really cooks!”

— The Manhattan Transfer

 "One of the best bands I've ever played with!"

— Bill Watrous

Rob has contracted musicians to play for many stars since 1990. The performers for whom Rob has played and provided musicians for include:

Johnny Mathis
Natalie Cole
Aretha Franklin
Olivia Newton-John
The Manhattan Transfer
The Temptations
The Four Tops
Little Anthony and the Imperials
Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, and Fabian
Don Rickles

Joan Rivers
Bob Newhart
Rosemary Clooney
Perry Como
Lou Rawls
Celtic Woman
Celtic Thunder
Mannheim Steamroller
Brian Wilson
Jackie Evancho

Englebert Humperdinck
Al Martino
Jerry Vale
Joel Grey
Tommy Tune
Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca
Frankie Valli
Frank Gorshin
Susan Anton
Julius LaRosa