Barrie, Ontario’s Premier Big Band


"Never trust anyone who wants what you've got. Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion."

- Eubie Blake




James Hubert "Eubie" Blake was an American pianist, lyricist, and composer of ragtime, jazz, and popular music. In 1921, he and his long-time collaborator Noble Sissle wrote Shuffle Along, one of the first Broadway musicals to be written and directed by African Americans. Blake's compositions included such hits as "Bandana Days", "Charleston Rag", "Love Will Find a Way", "Memories of You" and "I'm Just Wild About Harry". The 1978 Broadway musical Eubie! showcased his works.

Barrie, Ontario’s Premier Big Band