Plenty more in 2024!
Greetings DZO fans!
2023 was a whirlwind year of new experiences, great opportunities and exciting changes! Swing dances at the Park Lane Ballroom, an incredible array of talented guest vocalists and we ended the year with having Featured Guest Artists Tom “Bones” Malone and Saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk join us at the Bop Stop for a big party!
Musically the band started going back into the roots of what the Dan Zola Orchestra was known for by adding more big band era classics to our shows. Incredible music, wonderful crowds and new venues all added to a year that became quite a ride!
As Band Leader and Musical Director, I am always trying to challenge the band to recreate the sounds of what made this iconic music truly historic and memorable. 2024 is going to be a year that pushes those boundaries and works to draw in even more people from the dancing communities and for those who just love to hear the band.
Stay tuned for more things happening like the return of the Musician Bio's on Facebook, more background on the music and experiences that make the DZO what it is as an orchestra and more. Our thank to all of you that check here and follow the band. We are working on new places to call home and new opportunities for you to come and spend time with us to take a little break from our day to day journey.
We'll see you out there and as always, keep swingin!
Bandleader & Musical Director
The Dan Zola Orchestra
Where Swing is King!
Cleveland's Premier Dance Band
Filling Dance Floors Since 1961
For decades, the Dan Zola Orchestra has provided music for all types of society occasions. From dance halls to debut balls and weddings to concert venues throughout the midwest, the DZO delivers the authentic sound of the most popular big bands in the swing era.
When it comes to dance music, the DZO is king. We bring the music that makes you want to dance! Bandleader Eric Dregne has worked with dance instructors from some of NE Ohio's best studios to ensure the arrangements and tempos are perfect for both ballroom and swing.
Every big band has its own distinctive sound, and the DZO brings them all to life with an authenticity that shows why they have been a fan favorite of thousands of listeners for over 50 years.
Social Media Chatter
"The Dan Zola Orchestra was the MC and entertainment at my wedding at the Ballroom at Park Lane in 2016. My wife, Marie, LOVES jazz, particularly from the swing era. It was important that that was reflected in our wedding reception entertainment. After much research and interviews, we chose the Dan Zola Orchestra for our wedding. It was a great choice. We will never forgot their rendition of “Sing, Sing, Sing with a Swing” as our guests entered the ballroom ( I still get goosebumps just thinking about it). We were very happy and have tried to get out and see the orchestra any chance that we get. My absolute favorite wedding pictures by the incomparable Jerry Ghionis has Dan and other bandmates." - Larry Spencer, Spencer Photography Inc.