The Sentimental Journey Orchestra (SJO) is a modern Big Band instrumental group made up of five (5) saxophones, four (4) trombones, four (4) trumpets, piano, guitar, bass and drums. We have hundreds of arrangements that recreate the sounds and styles of the most famous Big Bands; e.g., Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Les Brown, Buddy Rich to name but a few. We also have hundreds of arrangements, written for the Big Bands, that featured great male and female vocalists – Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick Jr., Michael Bublé, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Natalie Cole, Jane Monheit, etc. Our library includes not only songs from the Great American Songbook, but also show tunes from Broadway. We perform these tunes in various styles that include swing, jazz, sambas, cha-chas, beguines, tangos and waltzes among others. Don't be surprised to find tunes from the rock era as well... done in the Big Band style, of course!
Our two vocalists Amy Holloway and Jerry Aull sing the songs you remember. Both do it with a style, grace and competence which dazzles our audiences. The effort put forth by every single member of this group, whether singers, musicians, rehearsal conductor or set-up crew, is professional in every way despite the fact that this is our avocation. Each of us spends his or her days in one professional capacity or another. The music is our outlet, indeed for most of us, our passion.