Bob Martins Take Note Big Band

Based in Ellijay GA

Bob Martin's Take Note Big Band is enjoying a great deal of popularity in the Atlanta area. Having performed twice monthly at the Sandy Spring's "Phoenix Brewing Company and Restaurant," the band has developed quite a large following by members of all age groups. It is indeed sad that "Phoenix" has closed it's doors. But, with numerous performances in the Atlanta area, including corporate, private and community functions, we are excited about our music.

May 8, 1999, was also an exciting day, as Chris Nielson, of Lexington, Kentucky, featured our Take Note Big Band on his program "One Night Stand". This is a syndicated program distributed nationally, by satellite to National Public Radio.

Bob Martin's Take Note Big Band is comprised of nineteen, well-rehearsed, mature musicians. These musicians come from several different walks of life: sales, education, aircraft, technology, medical, business, accounting, music and retirees. Our extensive music library includes authentic arrangements (many of them written by Bob) of the "classics" of artists such as: Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and the legendary Count Basie, as well as the more contemporary sounds of Doc Severinson, HarryConnick, Jr., Cherry Poppin' Daddies, the Brian Setzer orchestra and songs from Disney productions and selections from movies: Mr. Holland's Opus and The Titanic.

The fabulous Diane Bolton is our featured vocalist. She is a stylist with varieties from torchy ballads to Broadway show selections to flag-wavin' show stoppers. Two members of the trumpet section also do vocal renditions in a variety of styles.

We were quite excited about early December ‘99, as we made a video for a TV program, Atlanta Jazz & Blues, on Decatur Cable 12. We will be doing more recording for them, as well as a Christmas program (in July). Our Y2K New Year's Eve performance was at Coohill's Restaurant, 1100 Peachtree in Atlanta.

It's no wonder that this great music is experiencing a renewed appreciation today and sets the stage for a delightful evening of dancing and listening enjoyment for all ages. It is truly timeless ! Let us help make your next event a most memorable one.