The Stardust Memories Big Band (SMBB) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), professional jazz orchestra that plays the music of the legendary bands and band leaders including Glenn Miller, Bennie Goodman, Count Basie, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Artie Shaw, Buddy Rich, Doc Severinsen, Stan Kenton and many others. Our musicians come from Naples, Fort Myers, Miami, Sarasota, Tampa and Orlando. The band’s collective resume includes The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra The Airmen of Note The Count Basie Orchestra The Jay Leno Tonight Show Band The Duke Ellington Orchestra Tower of Power The Buddy Rich Orchestra Chicago The Woody Herman Orchestra Wayne Cochran & the C.C. Riders And performances with artists including Frank Sinatra , Tony Bennett , Doc Severinsen , Rod Stewart, Quincy Jones , Johnny Mathis , Nathalie Cole, Steve and Eydie Gorme, Nat King Cole , Ann Hampton Callaway , Tom Jones , Lou Rawls , Barry Manilow, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Joe Bonamassa and numerous orchestras and Broadway shows. Assemble a premier musical ensemble to perform the highest quality big band shows for public and private audiences in SW Florida Support young, aspiring musicians from our local schools The band provides two local area youth arts charities with direct financial assistance. These organizations, Music for Minors Foundation and The Music Foundation of SW Florida, provide instruments to aspiring young musicians from economically challenged families, summer training camps, and scholarships. To date the band has donated $20,000 to these organizations.