Time to start playing again!!
Greetings DZO Fans!!
It's hard to believe that we have been not been able to get together and perform since March 10th of 2020! It has been a long time and many things have changed. However, as we start getting into the summer of 2021, THE DZO IS BACK!!
We are looking forward to getting back to some of our usual yearly gigs but are also adding some new things ! Keep an eye on our EVENT SCHEDULE page for updates as to where we are playing and when. We can't we to get back out there and entertain you with the great music that the DZO is known for!
Here's to a great summer of 2021!
Eric Dregne, Bandleader
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.
The Dan Zola Orchestra
Let Your Guests Swing & Sway to All The Greats
Music to Dance & Dine By
Our 18-piece big band is steeped in the tradition of all the famous swing and dance bands from Count Basie to Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Les Brown, and so many other favorites. We perform authentic arrangements that evoke the nostalgia and memories of one of music's most memorable eras.
Vocalist Dianne Palmer recreates the classic sound of Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'Day, Doris Day and a host of other female singers who have thrilled audiences with their song stylings.
Swing, samba or anything in-between, we promise to delight you whether you're out on the dance floor or just toe-tapping from your seat!
Tuesday Night Dance
The Brothers Lounge
2nd Tuesday of Every Month
For over 30 years, the DZO was the featured band at the iconic 100th Bomb Group restaurant. Now fans can enjoy the DZO's "dance 'n' dine" nights on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at The Brother’s Lounge, located just on the border of Lakewood & Cleveland.
Easily accessible from points east and west, we hope to see you there soon!
Check our Schedule for more details.
$10 Cover at the door
11609 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102
"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.