About Us

The 17-piece Classic Big Band, along with the Nostalgics vocal quartet, is one of Minnesota’s finest swing bands. Composed of top musicians dedicated to the performance and preservation of big band music, this group will take you back to the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s with their high-quality, authentic sound. Whether dancing or listening to a jump tune, foxtrot, jitterbug, ballad, polka or waltz, this band has a vast repertoire of music to suit your entertainment needs.

The Classic Big Band and Nostalgics is the perfect choice for parties, corporate events, dances, wedding receptions, reunions, concerts in the park, or any occasion longing for a celebration of the Swing Era and beyond.

This group is led by trumpeter, Dan ‘Doc’ Odegaard, who has a love for swing music and a desire to pay homage to it. Once a month, they can be found at the Bloomington Event Center for an evening of dancing and listening to the original arrangements of the Swing Era as well as numerous events throughout the Twin Cities area.