Little Big Band Atlanta


“Little” Big Band Atlanta is a unique and intimate taste of yester-year. A half-sized Big Band, this 10-piece group is led by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Rick Harris. “Little” Big Band Atlanta will have you wishing for Casablanca and days gone by. This live “Little” Big Band is the perfect choice for an intimate evening of elegant music, whether a wedding, jazz club, cafe, restaurant or evening of private celebration.

“Little” Big Band Atlanta lends a personal, warm and heart-felt vibe to an evening focused on listening, talking, dancing, dining – all with a tasteful and refined aesthetic. Live Big Band Music has never felt so stylish and smart. This band is unique among the best live bands in Metro Atlanta and the Southestern United States.

Rick Harris is known for his nationally-acclaimed quartet Mad Romance. An award-winning vocalist and arranger, Rick plays piano, trumpet, sax, percussion and strings. Check out LBBA’s Partial Song List below – but please keep in mind it’s just a small sample!

For all the details related to “Little” Big Band Atlanta’s live music shows, please see our Partial Song List and our Gig Specs below. Please do share this information with your event planner and your event venue. In addition to this smaller live Big Band music option, we are thrilled to let you know we have R&B Music, Big Band Music and Jazz Combo music options – all right here.

“Little” Big Band Atlanta plays a classic, elegant show and is a great alternative for smaller spaces and smaller budgets looking for a live Big Band Music sound. While we are all about the music, we pride ourselves on being easy to work with and making your event all about you. If you’ve got an event, we’ve got the music. Let’s gig!

RAO JAZZ, led by R. Alan Olson, is a staple on the metro Atlanta music scene and your one-stop shop for all of your live music entertainment!

Song List

A Foggy Day  Frank Sinatra/Riddle
A String of Pearls  Glenn Miller Orchestra/Gray
All of me  Count Basie Orchestra/Byers
Almost Like Being in Love  Frederick Loewe/Niehaus
Alright Okay You Win  Peggy Lee/Nestico
Blue Moon  Rodgers & Hart/Wolpe
Blue Skies  Irving Berlin/Holmes
Body and Soul  Johnny Green/Paich
But Not For Me  George & Ira Gershwin/Vaughn
C Jam Blues  Duke Ellington/Wolpe
Come Fly With Me  Michael Buble/Amy
Come Rain or Come Shine  Mercer & Arlen/Nowak
East of the Sun  Brooks Bowman/Rickard
Easy to Love  Cole Porter/Nestico
Everyday  Diane Schuur & Count Basie/Ojeda
Fever  Ray Charles & Natalie Cole/Reed
Fly Me to The Moon  Frank Sinatra/Nestico
Four  Miles Davis/Maiden
Georgia on My Mind  Hoagy Carmichael/Wolpe
Here’s That Rainy Day  Stan Kenton Orchestra/Barton
How Insensitive   Antonio Carlos Jobim/Osser
I Get A Kick Out of You  Frank Sinatra/Neil Hefti
I’ve Got a Crush on You  Frank Sinatra/Page
I’ve Got the World on a String   Koehler & Arlen/Wolpe
I’ve Got You Under My Skin  Frank Sinatra/Riddle
In a Mellow Tone  Duke Ellington/Rickard
In the Mood  Glenn Miller Orchestra/Grey
It Had to Be You  Frank Sinatra/Burley
It’s Only a Paper Moon  Frank Sinatra/Sorensen
Jump, Jive an’ Wail  Louis Prima/Norman
Leap Frog   Les Brown/Garland
Mambo Inn  Sampson, Woodlen, & Bauza/Sampson
Mas Blues  Oscar Hernandez/Hernandez
Moondance   Michael Buble/Phillippe
Moonlight Serenade  Glenn Miller Orchestra/Mintzer
My Funny Valentine  Rodgers & Hart/Wolpe
My Girl   Smoky Robinson/Rickard
My Kind of Town  Frank Sinatra/Riddle
My Old Flame  Coslow & Johnston/Newsome
My Romance  Felix Bernard/Rickard
New York, New York  Frank Sinatra/Harpin
Orange Colored Sky  DeLugg & Stein/Holmes
Our Love Is Here to Stay  George & Ira Gershwin/Wolpe
Sing, Sing, Sing  Louis Prima/Hest
Skylark  Mercer & Arlen/Nowak
Someone to Watch Over Me  George & Ira Gershwin/Wolpe
Song for My Father  Horace Silver/Weiskopf
Splanky  Neal Hefti/Nestico
Stardust  Hoagy Carmichael/Nestico
Stompin’ at the Savoy  Benny Goodman/Hest
Summertime  George & Ira Gershwin/Wolpe
Summerwind  Frank Sinatra/Riddle
Sweet Georgia Brown  Bernie, Pinkard, & Casey/Taylor
Sweet Home Chicago  Robert Johnson/Rickard
Sweet Lorraine  Burwell & Parish/Wolpe
That Old Black Magic  Mercer & Arlen/May
That Old Devil Moon  Burton Lane/Rickard
The Girl From Ipanema  Antonio Carlos Jobim/Holmes
The Lady Is a Tramp  Rodgers & Hart/Wolpe
The Nearness of You  Hoagy Carmichael/Rickard
The Preacher  Horace Silver/Nowak
The Way You Look Tonight  Frank Sinatra/Riddle
To Keep My Love Alive  Rodgers & Hart/Rickard
Tuxedo Junction  Glenn Miller Orchestra/Lowden
Unforgettable  Nat King Cole/London Orchestrations
Vienna  The Rippingtons/Rickard
When Sunny Gets Blue  Segal & Fisher/Nowak
Woodchoppers’ Ball  Woody Herman Big Band/Carubia
You Make Me Feel So Young  Frank Sinatra/Riddle
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To  Cole Porter/Holt
You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You Morgan, Stock, & Cavanaugh/Wolpe
Rick Harris Arrangements
A Little Taste  Rick Harris/Harris
Aim Low  Rick Harris/Harris
Blues for DJ  Rick Harris/Harris
Call Me Irresponsible  Van Heusen & Cahn/Harris
Change Partners (cha cha)  Irving Berlin/Harris
Como Fue  Jose Duarte/Harris
Daahoud (mambo)  Clifford Brown/Harris
Easy to Love (cha cha)  Cole Porter/Harris
Honey Hush  Eddie Cole/Harris
How Long Has This Been Going On (mambo)  George & Ira Gershwin/Harris
I Concentrate on You (mambo)  Cole Porter/Harris
I Dream of Genie (TV theme- mambo)  Hugo Montenegro/Harris
I Get a Kick Out of You  Cole Porter/Harris
I Know You Oh, So Well  Brown & Previn/Harris
I’m Old Fashioned  Kern & Mercer/Harris
I’m Happy Just to Dance With You (cha cha)  Lennon & McCartney/Harris
In a Sentimental Mood  Duke Ellington/Harris
Let Yourself Go  Irving Berlin/Harris
More Than You Know  Youmans, Rose & Eliscu/Harris
My Funny Valentine (Funky)  Rodgers & Hart/Harris
Nothin’ but a Good Thing  Rick Harris/Harris
On the Sunny Side of the Street (mambo)  McHugh & Fields/Harris
Pick Yourself Up  Kern & Fields/Harris
Ridin’ High  Cole Porter/Harris
Samba de Esperanza  Rick Harris/Harris
Shiny Stockings  Frank Foster/Harris
Star Trek (samba)  Alexander Courage/Harris
Teach Me Tonight  De Paul & Cahn/Harris
The Look of Love  Bacharach & David/Harris
The Thrill is Gone (cha cha)  Hawkins & Darnell/Harris
Waltz for Felix  Rick Harris/Harris
Without a Song  Youmans, Rose & Eliscu/Harris
Yesterdays  Kern & Harbach/Harris

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