The TnT Big Band is a 17-piece extravaganza of Swing, Jazz, Blues, Motown and more, from Detroit. Charlie Dentel works with the band as a vocalist and regularly fills the Cadieux Cafe in Detroit up with Sinatra, Basie, Duke, and more with a distinctive Jazz style (along with some definitive crooning!) ala Joe Williams meets Harry Connick Jr.
Led by tenor saxophonist Tony DiMaria and drummer Teddy Smith, the TnT Big Band had its origins as the Dezie McCullers Orchestra. Dezie McCullers Sr. was a tenor saxophonist who performed with many Motown stars and recorded with Motown’s original Funk Brothers. Drawing from a huge repertoire built over decades, the TnT Big Band delivers an authentic Detroit Big Band experience. The TnT Big Band also works with singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Norman Thrasher, as well as Jazz singer Renee King-Jackson. Check out the videos below for some samples.