The 8-Bit Big Band

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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
United States

The 8-Bit Big Band is a Grammy Award-winning contemporary symphonic jazz orchestra created to celebrate and reimagine video game music’s most beloved hits rearranged in exciting and creative new ways. The band pushes the envelope of how we experience the music from these legendary soundtracks as a standalone body of musical work!

Formed in 2017 with the release of their debut album Press Start, the band followed with their sophomore album Choose Your Character in 2018, their Grammy Award-winning third album Backwards Compatible in 2022, and upcoming fourth album Game Changer in 2023.

Since its inception, the band has garnered an online following aggregating millions of views on YouTube, and hundreds of thousands of subscribers, followers, and listeners across the globe, selling out concert venues across the U.S.

The members of the 8-Bit Big Band come from all around the world, but most reside primarily in New York City, and are highly sought after musicians and performers.

The 8-Bit Big Band draws their music from some of the most beloved video game titles of all time, dedicating themselves to bringing large ensemble arranging into the presence of the internet and gaming era while giving the music from these games the same professional treatment in arranging, performance, and production that has gone hand-in-hand with the large symphonic studio jazz orchestras of the past.

The band’s vocabulary ranges from the classic big band writing styles of the past, through the timeline of music’s evolution, and lands in this contemporary and eclectic no-holds-barred musical listening experience containing influences across genre and time.