fabulous Les Elgart Orchestra represents one of the
few remaining "Big Bands" from the forties.
orchestra has and continues to entertain around the
world, having performed at such prestigious locations
as the Cocoanut Grove, the Hollywood Palladium in
Los Angeles, and the hotels Astor, Roosevelt, New
Yorker and Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
The orchestra has also performed in Hawaii, Disneyland,
London, Las Vegas, Rio de Janeiro, Guatemala, Chicago,
and many of the colleges and universities in the United
States. Les also worked on the Norwegian Cruise
Lines as well as the famous Mississippi Delta Queen.
wrote the theme for the popular show American
Bandstand ("Bandstand Boogie") and
was the award winner in Variety, Billboard and Cashbox
polls as the Number One Dance Band in the United States.
orchestra recorded over 100 albums, which are still
available on Sony/Columbia records. In 1986,
Les was inducted into the Big Band Hall of Fame.
Despite his passing in 1995, the organization and
management are dedicated to projecting the band's
unique dancing style into the future.
orchestra is now under the direction of former band
member Russ Dorsey. Russ has recaptured the
great sound and style that critics have called "the
World's Greatest Foxtrot Orchestra".
the World Famous Les Elgart Orchestra performed on
the TLC program, "The Wedding Story".
Les Elgart Orchestra will make your wedding, concert,
cruise or just a great private gala or other special
event an unforgettable evening filled with excitement
and pleasure that will remain for years to come.
August 3, 1917
July 29, 1995
Dorsey - email
or call us toll free: