It started on a football field
The Preville Big Band was founded over 20 years ago in St Lambert, Quebec by trombonist Tommy Green. Tommy learned his trombone skills playing with a large American university marching band.
When it came to forming his own big band, Tommy wanted his audiences to experience the same joy, energy and enthusiasm that you see at university football games. Music that is guaranteed to get the people up and moving. Which is why you can still expect to see Tommy get out on the dance floor with his trombone to lead the conga line.
Tommy also recognized that what makes music memorable at an event is the quality of the vocalists. And Preville has two of the best in Montreal. It takes a special skill for a singer to cut through when you have a fifteen-instrument powerhouse behind you – fronted by a dynamic five-piece saxophone section.
Tommy’s passion for playing has rubbed off on all the band members. They have brought their enthusiasm and broad repertoire to a wide range of events over the years including corporate events, charitable fundraisers, municipal celebrations and of course some of the biggest, best weddings in Montreal.
Now, we would love to play yours.