Tickets are sold out but you can get on our waiting list! And, Compaq Big Band will be returning to Sanctuary on May 3.
A very special return holiday performance, featuring the 19-piece Compaq Big Band, coming back to the “heart of their start.” Formed at Digital Equipment Corporation’s Mill complex just down the street in Maynard, the DECbigband eventually evolved into today’s Compaq Big Band. In the last two decades, they’ve risen to prominence throughout New England as one of the most accomplished full-size big bands in the area, featuring a cookin’ rhythm section and 14 horns that achieve an ultra-tight sound, with terrific instrumental soloists. While they’re faithful to traditional Swing Era classics, they also dig their chops into challenging swing and jazz arrangements.
Their Sanctuary Christmas debut in 2022 was exciting, inspirational — and just plain fun. Their styles will again run the gamut from traditional swing to very UNtraditional jazz rock, ballad, samba, and jazz waltz tunes — all high-energy arrangements from legendary big band arrangers and bandleaders including Gordon Goodwin, Count Basie, Tom Kubis, Sammy Nestico, Dave Metzger, John Clayton, among others.