Meet the Band

Blue Moon Big Band wouldn’t be what it is without our musicians. Rob Leonard and the other cool cats are the reason we’re still swingin’ after more than 25 years. Check us out by reading the bios below, and head over to our history page to learn more.

Rob Leonard, bandleaderRob Leonard: Bandleader
Rob Leonard and wife Teresa started Blue Moon Big Band in 1998. His favorite big band is the Glenn Miller Orchestra, claiming actor Jimmy Stewart's "The Glenn Miller Story" as one of his all-time favorite movies. Rob sometimes sits in with the trumpet section, but spends most of his time in front of the band, handling the marketing, management, and public relations responsibilities.

Among Rob's most memorable musical experiences is his and Teresa's wedding reception, when the band played at the Valencia Ballroom in York, PA, on the same stage where Glenn Miller, the Dorseys, Harry James, and other big band greats played during the 1930s and '40s. In fact, it was the same venue where Miller informed his band in 1937, on New Year's Eve, that he was disbanding (he of course re-formed the Glenn Miller Orchestra months later, once he found "that sound"). A close second was Blue Moon's New York City debut at the Swing 46 Jazz & Supper Club in November 2002. However, he'll admit that having Blue Moon Big Band cast as Kevin Bacon's band in the movie “My One and Only” was pretty cool, too.

When asked what's awesome about being part of Blue Moon Big Band, Rob will tell you that it's amazing to have so many great musicians doing this just because they love the music so much. Rob has a Ph.D. in Applied Management & Decision Sciences, with a specialization in Leadership and Organizational Change.

The Sax Section

The Trumpet Section

The Trombone Section

The Rhythm Section


You’re welcome to learn more about us by contacting our bandleader, who is absolutely passionate about our music and commitment to excellence in carrying on the timeless music of the Great American Swing Era. Whatever it takes to earn your business, we will work hard to produce the best possible version of it.