Leon Jordan and the Continentals


Big Band Orchestra `


The Continentals with Patsy Bowers, vocals

in a 2015 Live recording at the monthly Big Band at the High Park event.

Woodchopper's Ball

This 2015 Live Recording of the LJ Continentals features several of the band's soloists

including Larry James, flute, Keith Longmire, clarinet, James Tatum, trombone

Steve Granger, bass, Tom Starr, piano.

Girl From Impanema

A clip of the LJ Continentals playing Jobim's famous tune about a green-eyed beauty.

Theme from NY, NY

The Continentals with Stephie Goode, vocals

 This show tune theme made famous by  Frank Sinatra.

Pink Panther

The Henry Mancini famous theme song from the movie of the same name.

2015 Live recording clip featuring  Larry James, sax and Ben Shaw, trumpet.

Getting Sentimental Over You

Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra immortalized this Ned Washington/George Bassman  song

Nick Davis' dulcet solo on the trombone for the Continentals.

The Continentals Orchestra plays a variety of music — Standards, Jazz, Latin, swing, mambo, rumba,  samba, waltzes, polkas, beach and line-dances, ballads, show tunes, vocals, 1910's–2010's — popular and contemporary. The orchestra seeks to play the styles of music that customers prefer and will also adapt to the preference of the dancers. We play danceable music and swing music from the 30s–50s as revived by Linda Rondstat, Natalie Cole, Harry Connick Jr., Rod Stewart, Michael Buble, Nora Jones and Diana Krall.

Our Library includes over 1600 tunes including-

Shanty Town, Pennsylvania 6-5000, My Reverie, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Johnny B Goode, Mercy,Mercy,Mercy, Smile, Sentimental Journey, String Of Pearls, Satin Doll, Begin The Begine, Achy Breaky Heart, Boot Scoot Boogie, I Love Beach Music, Under The Boardwalk, Oye Como Va, Tequila, YMCA, One Note Samba, Moonlight Serenade, Route 66, Zoot Suit Riot, Go Daddy O, Almost Like Being In Love, Someone To Watch Over Me, Michelle, In The Mood, Mood Indigo, NYNY...

Types of Music


Types of Events

100th Year Gala Raleigh Rotary Club

Grand Opening Johnston County AirportCavalcade of Big Bands

House Band for Pat Boone, Perry Como, Bob Hope, Wayne Newton

Cornelius Harnett Ball

Lillington Rotary Club

North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati, Atlantic Beach, NC

The North Carolina State Capitol Society Ball

American Cancer Society Red Sword Ball

Grand reopening of the railroad station in Greensboro

North Carolina Governors Inaugural Balls

NC Symphony New Years Balls

12th Annual Special Forces Ball featuring Wayne Newton, Fort Bragg, NC

New Year's Eve Ball, Pinehurst Hotel, Pinehurst, N.C.

Moroccan Reunion Association

US Marines Birthday Celebration

Magnolia Glen Retirement Home Holiday Party

The Heritage Retirement Home - Raleigh

Triangle Christmas Party Triangle Bridal Assoc.

40th and 50th Cameron Village Birthday Party, Raleigh, NC —

Carolina Country Club




Wedding Receptions


Rehearsal Dinners


Promo Events


 Business Meetings




  Country Club Events


 Mall Activities


  Birthday Parties


 College–Alumni Socials


 Holiday Parties



Partial List of Public Events




In the Mood

September in the Rain

Begin the Begine


I'm Getting Sentimental Over You

Puttin' on the Ritz

Night and Day

Theme from New York, New York

A String of Pearls

Bandstand Boogie

Thanks for the Memories

Since 1957, in over 1500 engagements, Leon Jordan's Continentals has played music of the great Big Bands. They play music from notable bands such as: Glen Miller, Woody Herman, Les Brown, Harry James, Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Johnny Long, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Herb Alpert, and many more.


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BAND MANAGER:   Keith Longmire    klongmire@nc.rr.com


PROMOTIONS:       Stephie Goode    stephiegoode@gmail.com

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