About the Band

The Cyndi Black Big Band brings back the music of the "Big Band Era" for your dancing and listening pleasure. The band's seventeen members have been performing together in the Columbus, Ohio area since 1985. We play a wide variety of standards from the '30's, '40's, 50's (and beyond) in addition to swing, foxtrots, rumbas, cha-chas, tangos, mambos, sambas, waltzes, and polkas for ballroom dancers.

From a music library of more than 3,000 songs, we perform such big band favorites as Glenn Miller's Moonlight Serenade and In the Mood, Benny Goodman's Let's Dance, Buddy Rich's Love for Sale, Artie Shaw’s Begin the Beguine, Harry James' I've Heard That Song Before, Stan Kenton's Here's That Rainy Day and Rosemary Clooney’s The Lady is a Tramp.

Playing the music from "The Great American Songbook" in the Big Band style!


The 17-piece Cyndi Black Big Band is available to perform for formal concert series, outdoor concerts, senior living facilities, wedding receptions, church events, anniversary parties, birthday parties, corporate events, holiday parties, and ballroom dances.

If you have a small space (or small budget) we can perform with the Cyndi Black Little Band, an 8-piece group that plays the same style of music as the big band. The instrumentation is alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, drums and vocalist.

Ask about the Cyndi Black Christian Big Band.  We play worship music in a swinging big band jazz style. The group is perfect for special Sunday jazz worship services, church picnics or outdoor worship.

The Cyndi Black German Band is available for your fall parties and Oktoberfest celebrations.

 Band Personnel
P = Pictured in Band Photo
Recorded with Band

Cyndi Black Colburn (alto sax/clarinet/flute/Bandleader) PR - 30 years
Dar Port (alto sax/clarinet) PR - 26 years
Alan Stull (tenor sax/soprano sax/alto sax) PR - 20 years
John Asendorf (tenor sax) - 5 years
Jon-Scott Allen (bari sax) - 1 year

John Gliatas (trumpet) PR - 12 years
Joe Colburn, Jr. (trumpet) PR - 16 years
Larry Loeffert (trumpet) - 5 yrs
Jim Bates (trumpet) PR - 30 years

Nelson Foucht (trombone) P - 10 years
Tony McDonald (trombone) PR - 12 years
Jim Strouse (trombone) - 3 years
Dave Colburn (bass trombone) PR - 25 years

Bob Robuck (piano) - 10 years
Fred Ahlborn (bass) P - 12 years
Wally Richardson (drums) PR - 18 years

Anne Hart (vocals) - 10 years

Past Members

Roy Webb (tenor sax/clarinet) PR
Mike Mastel (  bari sax/tenor sax/clarinet) PR
Leo Dworkin (trumpet) PR 
Tommy Dale (trombone) R
Sid Lapworth (trombone) PR
Joe Colburn (piano) PR
David Sibley (bass) R 
Simon Levy (vocals) PR

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