The Evolution Big Band performs modern arrangements of popular jazz standards and today’s contemporary big band music for concert and dance venues in support of charitable causes.

Formerly known as the Stardust Orchestra, the Evolution Big Band is committed to keeping big band music alive, relevant and contemporary.  With a library of more than 2,000 arrangements, performances are custom designed to fit a wide variety of tastes and occasions, and performed by some of the top jazz musicians in the Lowcountry.

Founded in 2004, this all-volunteer organization has helped various charitable organizations raise more than $180,000 to support their causes.

The Evolution Big Band is also grateful for the opportunity to hold its weekly rehearsals at the Bluffton School of Dance. The school teaches confidence, courage, and community expression through dance. "This is somewhere to be part of something great,” said dance school owner Dawn Miller. “Not only the arts, love of dance, and staying active; but teamwork, leadership, and confidence building happen here.”