My CD collection is mostly 70s rock, but I do also like many of the post 60s big band jazz. I have been listening to a lot of Maynard Ferguson CDs lately. I like the big band sound with the occasional trace of rock influence. When I am in the mood for a quieter sound, I will pop in one of Harry Connick Jr's big band CDs. Unfortunately, I have no idea where to go from here. I have grown to like the powerful big band sound (especially when they mix in an electric guitar/bass). What other groups/artists should I be looking into?