Ron Smolen Big Band / Orchestra

Based in Chicago IL

"The Ron Smolen Big Band / Orchestra" is an 11 piece Big Band / Dance Orchestra that provides the best Big Band Entertainment and Dance Music available.

“Every Night" is "New Years Eve“ as "The Ron Smolen Orchestra" creates a "Party Atmosphere" along with a “Touch of Elegance“ by providing Music for Listening, Dancing and Nostalgia for all ages in the great tradition of The Big Band Era..

The Ron Smolen Orchestra presents a "Unique Inimitable Style" as they combine " NEW " Specialized Big Band Arrangements with many Classic Big Band Arrangements once played by Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Guy Lombardo and others.

They then add a special “Chicagoland Touch“ with "Authentic Dance Band Arrangements“ that were once performed at Chicago's Historic.. Aragon, Trianon and Willowbrook Ballrooms.

Every engagement includes Society Numbers, Jazz, Dixieland, Pop and Show Tunes all inter-mixed with Latin styles, Swing, Fox Trots and Waltzs written by the great American song writers.

Vocals are provided by Ron Smolen and members of the Orchestra, and Ron stylings on Accordion rounds out the performances to present a total Big Band Experience.

The Ron Smolen Big Band / Orchestra was established in 1971.

Over the past 50 years, The Ron Smolen Orchestra has performed thousands of engagements including Weddings, Concerts, Dinner Dances, and Corporate Events throughout Chicago and the Midwest.

Locally, (Chicago);  they have performed at a wide variety of venues including all of Chicago's major Ballrooms including
The Willowbrook and Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois;
Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois;
Pierogi Fest, Whiting, Indiana;
Chicago "Winter Dance" at the Pritzker Pavilion, (Chgo)
Chicago "Summer Dance" at Grant Park, (Chgo)
Taste of Polonia, Chicago, Illinois;
The USA Fest in Crete, Illinois
The Twilight Ballroom Pavilion at The Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Illinois

Nationally, They have performed at Big Band Weekends, Dances at Historic Ballrooms,
and at many popular Destinations featuring Music and Dancing including...

Bear Creek Farms Resort – Bryant, Indiana;
The Club – Birmingham, Alabama;
The Indiana Roof Ballroom - Indianapolis, Indiana;
Hollywood Casino - Tunica, Mississippi;
Peabody Hotel - Memphis, Tennessee;
The French Lick Springs Hotel and Casino - French Lick, Indiana.