About Us

The Smith Staelens Big Band is a 19-piece jazz band that was originally formed in NYC.  When Bruce Staelens & Bethany Smith Staelens moved to Seattle, they formed a west coast version of the band, which features the arrangements of Steve O. Sample. The band plays regularly at Tula’s Jazz Club & Restaurant in Belltown.  Our first CD, “The Big Band Theory” is available on CD Baby.