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The White Heat Swing Orchestra


The White Heat Orchestra, with bandleader Craig Ball, is a high-energy band featuring a trio or up to 15 pieces playing the swing and jazz of the 1930's and 1940's for dancers of all ages. The White Heat Swing Orchestra, also known as the "Roxy Band", was the house band for almost five years at the upscale Roxy nightclub, playing music for both the swing dancers and the nightclub crowd every hour three nights a week. A total of nearly two million patrons attended the band's engagements in just over five years. Fast or slow, they hit every note without missing a beat.

DICK TRACY. While at the Roxy, WHSO was discovered by Seymour Stein of Warner Brothers and recruited to do the sound track for the Walt Disney movie, "Dick Tracy". The White Heat Swing Orchestra has many other credits, including:

Boston's Best Dance Band - Boston Magazine

Performed in concert with Cab Calloway, Tony Bennett, Lou Rawls, The Four Tops, Toni Tenille, Ben E. King, and Joel Grey. WHSO personnel include many young veterans of the Buddy Rich and Woody Herman Orchestras.

WHSO falls into two formats: the White Heat Swing Orchestra is usually thirteen pieces but can be reduced to ten. They also have smaller ensembles that run from four to eight pieces that are called the Back Bay Rhythm Makers, and play music similar to the full band. The Charles River Stompers specialize in traditional jazz and Dixieland; ideal for clambakes or corporate events.

The White Heat Swing Orchestra is a landmark band for conventions and corporate parties coming to the New England area. The band is also available nationally. Mobil Corporation flew the band to Dallas for their Cotton Bowl Gala. WHSO spent a week in Ft. Lauderdale for Simplex Corporation, appeared at the private suites of the Rainbow Room in New York and also in San Diego at the nightclub called "4ty and B" for Bristol Meyer Squibb.

So, for whatever occasion, the White Heat Swing Orchestra is the band to make your event "Come Alive"!!


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