About Us

Fronted by West Michigan's legendary drummer, Tim Froncek, this group of 16 of the area's top musicians plays charts from the classic era of the big bands, up to today's best charts from the hottest writers. The band was organized in the Fall of 2003 by Dave Collee, Ed Spier, and Matt Lintula, who wanted a group able to play pro-level big band literature, and have fun doing it! Our debut was the "MS Jams" fundraiser concert on April 3, 2004 in Muskegon's beautiful Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts.  We have assembled a great bunch of area musicians who enjoy the challenge of playing great charts in a large ensemble.