Lonny Lynn Orchestra
The Lonny Lynn Orchestra is a ballroom dance band - playing music from the 30's to the present with some Country and Latin. The band consists of ten musicians and a female vocalist. The orchestra has been performing since 1983.
The orchestra's performance schedule is regularly updated and can be found at the website - www.LonnyLynn.com - and includes venues such as club dances, anniversary and wedding receptions, city functions and concerts in the park. Each winter, the Orchestra performs at resorts in Arizona. They've also played aboard eight cruise ships in the Eastern and Western Caribbean, the Panama Canal, Alaska, Hawaii, the Mexican Riviera, Canada and New England. Many of their dancing friends have joined them on these wonderful cruises.
Lonny, in partnership with the Starlite Ballroom in Wahoo, Nebraska, hosts Big Band Fests twice a year. These dances feature the Lonny Lynn Orchestra in addition to a guest band - providing five hours of continuous dancing music! Some of the many orchestras that have shared the stage are Russ Morgan, Jan Garber, Dick Jurgens, and Guy Lombardo.
The orchestra has been the back-up band for stars of the Lawrence Welk show - Clay and Sally Hart, Mary Lou Metzger, Ralna English and Guy Hovis. They have also performed the pre-show for the Glenn Miller Orchestra and the Guy Lombardo Orchestra. The Lonny Lynn Orchestra has produced five recordings. They are available via the website or call Lonny at (402) 624-2099.
Lonny and Denise were married in March of 1996. With their love of music, they have experienced great teamwork in the music business. They particularly enjoy the many friendships they've made from their listening and dancing audience.
Excerpt from the Daily Herald (Chicago, Illinois), dated December 28, 2001:
Jazz Show Marks First Year With Christmas Songs
By Carmen Greco, Jr., Daily Herald Staff Writer
. . . Local big bands also heard on the special holiday show, meanwhile, included Dick Gulbrandsenís Limited Edition Big Band, The Ron Smollen Orchestra, The Lonny Lynn Orchestra and Les Pace and the Pacemakers . . .
From the Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), dated August 25, 2006:
Older Nebraskans Festival: Monday; $3 admission for seniors 60 and over; Guy and Ralna from Lawrence Welk Show and Lonny Lynn Orchestra.