Jerry Bruno Productions - Bands

Dukes of Wail

Dukes of Wail

The Dukes of Wail, one of Ohio's premier bands, blends Jump Blues, Big Band Style Jazz and Classic Vocal Standards into a sophisticated yet dynamic live entertainment experience. Noted for their style and musicianship, the Dukes of Wail were recently voted by music fans as one of the top four "Live Shows" in Northeast Ohio and won a "Best Of" in the Cleveland Free Times. For an evening of dancing or simply listening, The Dukes of Wail is one of the hottest bands in the Midwest!

As seen live on The Morning Exchange (WEWS-5, ABC TV), this highly respected band presents a tour de force in Classic American Popular Music, showcasing the music of legends such as Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, and Duke Ellington. Additionally, The Dukes of Wail specialize in early Rhythm and Blues styles that prevailed just before the advent of Rock & Roll, music associated with perfomers such as Louis Jordan and Louie Prima. Active since 1998, they have played to packed clubs, concert halls and ballrooms throughout the Midwest, including Cincinnati, Buffalo, and Chicago.

:: Client Comments
“The entire band was great – Overall they did an excellent job. We are very pleased!” Pat Foos

“If you’re 'wailing' for excellent music, then call the Dukes of Wail. You will not be disappointed, you’ll love them! The Dukes of Wail were terrific – the guests enjoyed all the music and had a wonderful time. They had a blast!” Rose Marie LaMantia

“Thank you very much for your fantastically fun performance for our 10-9-04 wedding. We had such a great time and enjoyed the evening due in much part to your fun show. A great highlight for me was when you played 'Big Mammou' – Definitely one of my favorites. Thank you for giving us such a great time.” Iva & Doug

"I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed having the Dukes of Wail play for our wedding at the Cleveland Athletic Club. Your vocalist did an excellent job of introducing us and our friends. Most importantly, the music was upbeat, expertly performed, and very much enjoyed by everyone."
Emily Tuzson and Ron Cass

Ain't That A Kick In The Head/Atomic Baby
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I've Got You Under My Skin/Early in the Morning
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For Sentimental Reasons/Beyond the Sea
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Fly Me to the Moon/Jump, Jive, an' Wail
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