Urban Renewal Big Band

Urban Renewal Big Band

Ages 21+
The URBB is firmly rooted the tradition of the Jimmy Coe Orchestra, performing big band arrangements of popular jazz music from the 50-80's.

The Urban Renewal Big Band places its roots in the Jimmy Coe Orchestra, which started in the 60's and was born of the Count Basie tradition, performing modern jazz as well as popular music loved by generations. Following Coe's death in 2004, trumpeter Clifford Ratliff & vocalist Larry Greene continued his legacy under the moniker the Clifford Ratliff Big Band. In 2018, Ratliff moved to the East Coast to be closer to family and to start a new musical journey, the name shifted to the Urban Renewal Big Band. A collection of musical greats and youthful performers carving out their own musical stamp. It's music still stands rooted in the sounds of the Basie / Coe era, yet with the obvious injection time's modern hits. A fitting salute to Jimmy's musical spirit and philosophy.

Jimmie Coe Jr. - band manager

Rudy Finnell - artistic director, arranger

Larry Greene, Yvonne Allu - vocals

Bill Myers - bass

Carl Hines - piano

Lawrence Clarke III - drums

Craig Parmerlee - trombone

Briana Rhodes, Jimmy Robertson - saxes

Venue Information:
The Jazz Kitchen
5377 N. College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN, 46220