F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

“Wow! Some of the best players in Cincinnati. This band  knows how to swing and lay down a groove”

Audience Member, Blue Wisp Jazz Club

“I've been looking a long time for a group with this kind of energy and driving rhythm. This band is incredible."

Terry Cunningham, Owner, York Street Cafe



Announcement for 2020 - 

Randy Linville has retired from actively playing drums, and has turned the RL Big Band over to Mickey James.

The RL Big Band was started by Randy Linville in 2010 and has been swinging hard ever since.

Focusing on the finest arrangements and players in the Tri-State, the band really enjoys sharing their love for music to the audience, while having a ton of fun. 

In 2020 Randy retired from drumming and Mickey James was honored and humbled to be asked to take over the band. 


Band members include those who have played with/for  the bands of Buddy Rich, Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra Jr, Glenn Miller, Nelson Riddle, Woody Herman, The Blue Wisp Big Band, The Manhattan Transfer, Don Rickles and many more!  


The RL Big Band performs publicly and is for hire for ceremonies, corporate needs, weddings, and any event that requires high quality music and entertainment!

Contact Mickey James at 513-604-0215


Big Band Swing 

Big Band Jazz​​​


Lynne Scott
Pam Mallory
Nancy James
Mickey James