180 N Smith Street
Palatine, IL, 60067
Doors 5:00 PM (event ends at 9:00 PM)
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
The Starfall Orchestra is led by Bob Ojeda.
Originally from Chicago, Bob has many years of experience playing with the most popular Big Bands in the business, including Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Ralph Marterie, Les Elgart. His experience varies widely from the rock show, Hair in the early 70's to performing with The Rolling Stones in 1975. His music writing projects include television: The Tonight Show and The Midnight Special.
In the 80's Bob performed with Hank Jones, Thad Jones, Frank Rosolino, Bill Holman, Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughn, and Peggy Lee. Bob played with the incomparable Count Basie Orchestra from 1985 through 2001. Bob’s trumpet and arrangements can be heard on all Basie CD's during this time, including arrangements for Diane Shuur and George Benson. One of the highlights of this period was backing Frank Sinatra with the Basie Orchestra.
Bob has literally played thousands of dances, and is well connected to and respected in the Chicago music scene.