18 piece big band playing music made popular by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and others of the big band era.
Founded in 1991 by Minneapolis jazz legend Chuck Beasley, most of the band’s music was custom arranged by Chuck.
Beasley's Big Band has been playing big band jazz with power and drive since 1991.
For almost 30 years, we've been playing big band jazz in the Twin Cities. At the historic Wabasha Street Caves, you can swing dance to Beasley's Big Band on the third Thursday of just about every month. We also play for corporate parties, swing dances, charity balls, wedding dances, and summer concerts in city parks.