Thinkin' Big is an 18 piece big band formed October 2010. The group began for student composers to write charts, and for student musicians to get additional performance opportunities. It has stayed true to its roots and now showcases the vast compositional talents of bandleader and trumpeter Jonah Francese.
What makes this group special is that it is a tight-knit musical family, getting together weekly to rehearse with members who are students and alumni of Berklee College of Music, representing some of the finest young musicians in the world.
With styles ranging from funk, to swing, to latin, Thinkin' Big's unique sound pushes the limit on modern expectations of a big band, defying categorization and representing a modern-day large ensemble which melds together 18 individual voices to form 1. They have played all over Boston and recently got back from touring in Toronto and NY.