Meet your host, Denny Farrell, Big Band Hall of Fame Inductee and winner of the National Ballroom & Entertainment Association's Award for his outstanding radio show. Denny is one of Chicago's "very own." Denny Farrell is rated as one of the top broadcasters in the country in his very distinctive format that combines Swing, Sweet, Dixieland and Jazz. Denny's background is like a who's who in the Big Band & Jazz industry.
Announcing chores have tied him to such greats as: Count Basie, Tony Bennett, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Sammy Kaye, Bob Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Ralph Marterie, Harry James, Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Guy Lombardo, Maynard Ferguson, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Red Norvo, Helen Forrest, Peggy Lee, Artie Shaw, The Glenn Miller Orchestra with Larry O'Brien, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra with Lee Castle, to name only a few.
Denny Farrell's other radio program, "The Original Big Band Showcase" covers all of the great Big Bands and Jazz groups of our times from the 1920's, 30's, 40's, 50's and today. The Original Big Band Showcase is heard around the world on various AM and FM radio stations and is available on the internet. "The Original Big Band Showcase" is considered the best link to the past with the door wide-open to the future for top quality musicians and artists.
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