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About Us

Big Night Quartet is a highly acclaimed Austin-based Jazz and Blues band that offers a unique mixture of true talent, soulful energy, and polish. With a faithful and growing following, Big Night Quartet captivates audiences with musicianship, effortless style, and a singer that other vocalists in town drop in to listen to.

Intimate when it needs to be and entertaining when it’s time to dance, Big Night Quartet is perfect for your wedding or corporate event and can adapt to your specific taste, budget, and volume / space limitations. In any configuration, from a trio to an 8 piece band, Big Night Quartet delivers unforgettable performance and a timeless sense of elegance.

Big Night Quartet calls upon an eclectic and meticulously crafted music library that mixes jazz standards made famous by artists like Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughn, Louis Jordan, Chet Baker, Madeleine Peyroux and Blues and Soul tunes made famous by Ray Charles, Etta James, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Taj Mahal, Freddie King, Bonnie Raitt, Little Walter, Bill Withers, and George Benson.

Big Night Quartet is a bridge between the old world and new world. Their passion, versatility, and professionalism will delight you, and your guests will rave about the music for years to come.

About Us

Big Night Quartet is a highly acclaimed Austin-based Jazz and Blues band that offers a unique mixture of true talent, soulful energy, and polish. With a faithful and growing following, Big Night Quartet captivates audiences with musicianship, effortless style, and a singer that other vocalists in town drop in to listen to.

Intimate when it needs to be and entertaining when it’s time to dance, Big Night Quartet is perfect for your wedding or corporate event and can adapt to your specific taste, budget, and volume / space limitations. In any configuration, from a trio to an 8 piece band, Big Night Quartet delivers unforgettable performance and a timeless sense of elegance.

Big Night Quartet calls upon an eclectic and meticulously crafted music library that mixes jazz standards made famous by artists like Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughn, Louis Jordan, Chet Baker, Madeleine Peyroux and Blues and Soul tunes made famous by Ray Charles, Etta James, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Taj Mahal, Freddie King, Bonnie Raitt, Little Walter, Bill Withers, and George Benson.

Big Night Quartet is a bridge between the old world and new world. Their passion, versatility, and professionalism will delight you, and your guests will rave about the music for years to come.

Meet the Band

Andy Boutot

Regarded by many as one of the finest vocalists in Austin, Andy’s smooth, rich, soulful voice and distinctive style can flow over you like honey or powerfully soar and take you out of your seat. He’s a singer for whom you stop everything you’re doing and just listen.

Ben Brajkovich

A graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Ben has a playing style that combines power, touch and dynamic on the piano. He can pound the blues or gently bring out the emotion of any song.

Chad Spivey

A Graduate of the University of Texas School of Music, Chad is known for laying down a perfect pocket and for command of his instrument. He is also one of the most soulful and talented bass soloists in Austin’s Jazz community.

David Sierra

Also a graduate of the University of Texas School of Music, David is the consummate jazz drummer and one of the most in-demand musicians in town for multiple genres. He expertly serves the song and provides a certain brand of cool and class to the quartet.

Joey Colarusso

Dr. Joey Colarusso is the Coordinator of Instrumental Music at St. Edward’s University. He directs the University Jazz and Mariachi Ensembles. Additionally, he teaches Music Theory and Counterpoint. Dr. Colarusso has performed and/or recorded with Frankie Valli, Aretha Franklin, 10,000 Maniacs, and The Temptations, and more.

Steven Vague

Steven is an accomplished saxophonist who has also been featured in bands led by Mitch Watkins, Brannen Temple, Ernie Durawa, and Henry Brun. Currently, he freelances, performs dance music with the Pictures, and is featured in the jazz groups Baker’s Dozen, and Los Jazz Vatos.

Tommy Howard

Tommy Howard is a veteran of the Austin music scene and an in demand guitarist, playing regularly for several of the top Jazz acts in town, including Elias Haslanger and Church on Monday.

Carter Arrington

Carter Arrington is an in-demand performer, teacher, and session player across many genres in the United States. In addition to a degree in jazz performance from the University of Texas at Austin, he continues to develop his craft, participate in as many creative endeavors as possible, and expand a healthy network of satisfied clients.

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