Big Band

Jazz, swing, ragtime, funk, rock!

The Doylestown Heat plays an energetic mix of music that everyone can enjoy. One thing is for sure: you won’t be able to keep your feet still.

The Doylestown Heat is the ambassador band of the Doylestown Lions Club. The Doylestown Lions club sponsors the band, and all of the money earned from appearances goes back to the Doylestown Lions Club for community service projects.

The band is dedicated to offering the public a wide range of musical styles that lend themselves to the big band sound. In addition to the music of the big band era made famous by Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, and others, the band plays tunes from the 20’s and 30’s, as well jazz, funk and fusion works from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and beyond. Since June of 2010 the band’s repertoire has been expertly interpreted by its music director Chris Forlano, an active local musician with a music education degree from Lebanon Valley College and the owner of the Duck Deli restaurant.

The band’s members, all of them skilled musicians, come mainly from around the Doylestown area and range in age from high school students to veterans of the swing era. This mix of ages provides for a lively dynamic that is reflected in our music. What we all have in common is our love for music and the fun we have making it!

Visit the Doylestown Heat web site.

For booking information, contact  by email, contact the band’s business manager Jerry Happ by telephone at: 215-348-4536.