We are a jazz to rock big band, a "Total Show" that is equally at home for trade shows, parties, bars, clubs, casinos, festivals, fairs and concerts.
I am blessed to have used my horn section to back major stars such as Wayne Newton, Natalie Cole, Frank Sintra Jr, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Spinners, The Ojays, and many more.
Rich Wetzel's Groovin Higher Orchestra
Tacoma-based trumpeter Rich Wetzel well known as a powerful and high-energy trumpet player. His playing has received accolades from fans and fellow musicians and he leads a fantastic band of his own and brought in great guests artists too such as Wayne Bergeron, Walt Johnson, Bobby Shew, Mike Vax and Arturo Sandoval.
A much in-demand section leader, contractor and featured soloist, Rich has played for such national acts as The Four Tops, the Temptations, the Spinners, the Coasters and the Platters, Rich also leads many of his own projects, including the Blue Moon Howlers, a sensational swing, jazz and R&B revue and the Groovin’ Higher Orchestra, a powerful 15-piece big band that brings the classic music of legendary leaders like Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman, Count Basie and Buddy Rich back to life.
Wetzel says, “This group is my dream band, the one I have dreamed of having all my life.”
Rich Wetzel is a available as a Bach clinician and performer for school and youth-group music programs. He plays the Bach Artisan trumpet exclusively.
Rich Wetzels' Groovin Higher Jazz Orchestra is available for club dates, fairs, festivals, concerts, casinos, jazz festivals, and most of all, a good time!!! Call (253) 476-4089 to book this great band or email to schedule Rich Wetzel for your events, venues.
For more information to book either Rich Wetzel as a solo artist / clincian or his full band
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