Ron Smolen Big Band / Orchestra

Based in Chicago IL

" The Ron Smolen Big Band / Orchestra " is a 10 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 listening and dancing enjoyment for all ages in the great tradition of The Big Band Era.

Ron Smolen Has been performing professionally since 1969 and The Ron Smolen Big Band / Orchestra was established in 1971.

In the past 45 years, The Ron Smolen Orchestra has performed thousands of engagements including Weddings, Concerts, Dinner Dances, and Corporate events throughout Chicago and the Midwest.

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

Nationally, They have performed at Big Band Weekends, Dances at Historic Ballrooms,
Bear Creek Farms Resort – Bryant, Indiana; The Club – Birmingham, Alabama;
Hollywood Casino - Tunica, Mississippi; Peabody Hotel -Memphis, Tennessee
and The French Lick Springs Hotel and Casino - French Lick, Indiana.

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

The Ron Smolen Orchestra then adds a special “ Chicago Touch “ with " Authentic Dance Band Arrangements “ that were once performed at Chicago's Historic.. Aragon, Trianon and Willowbrook Ballrooms.

Every engagement includes Waltzes, Latin styles, Society numbers, Jazz, Dixieland, Pop and Show Tunes all from the great American song writers.

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