"...We can't thank you enough for the swingingest wedding ever - People are still talking about it..."

"...Thank you again for being a part of my daughter's wedding celebration at the Russian Tea Room. I continue to receive compliments on the entire event and many of the comments are about the excellent band and music..."


Bio / History

Joe Battaglia created the New York Big Band in 1996. His intention was to reintroduce the swing music of the Big Band Era with a more contemporary feel for today. The result was an enthusiastic response. Joe hand picked musicians with impeccable reputations and experience.

Our band members have performed with Tito Puente, Count Basie, Les Elgart, Stan Kenton and performed in Broadway musicals such as, Sound of Music, Chicago, Cabaret, to name a few. The result is the tremendous demand for the New York Big Band.

The band in the studio click to enlarge

Joe Battaglia - Leader

A native New Yorker who was influenced by Opera and Jazz at an early age, Joe Battaglia studied his craft Dr. Charles Colin. His big brilliant sound is considered one of the best. Joe has performed all over the world, especially with Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, Robert Davi, and Tony Bennet. His New York Big Band is very successful performing at Lincoln Center, weddings, and political fundraisers, most recently for Hillary Clinton, Rudolph Guiliani, singer-songwriter John Mayer, and Barbara Walters. The New York Big Band is currently the house band at The Edison Ballroom in New York City. Joe Franklin of WOR Radio introduced his several CDs and they are heard on over 1,500 radio stations across America.