Mary Knapke Combo

Mary Knapke Combo

Mary Knapke is well known throughout the area for her work with various big bands, concert bands and jazz combos. The Mary Knapke Combo, complete with pianist, bass and drums and sax, performs jazz standards, show tunes, contemporary hits, big band, oldies … you name it!

If you are planning a reception, concerts, dances, special events, Mary and her band can entertain you with music from the 1930s and beyond.

To book the Mary Knapke Combo, simply send an email to

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  • Sidney Civic Band - Sidney, Ohio
  • Greenville Municipal Big Band – Greenville, OH
  • Greenville Concert Band – Greenville, OH
  • Hauer Swing Band – Dayton, OH
  • Swing Era Big Band – Miami Valley Area
  • Moonlighters Big Band – Troy, OH
  • AC Swing Big Band – New Bremen, OH
  • Frank Neville Orchestra and Dance Band – Sidney Area
  • Piqua Civic Band
  • JR Price Big Band
  • Bob Gray Orchestra
  • Westerville Concert Band – Westerville, OH
  • Simple Harmony Vocal Quartet, performing all over Miami Valley
  • Worked with jazz artist Kent Burnside as his soloist
  • Ron Meyer Trio
  • River Glen Ensemble – Cabaret Act that performed throughout the Miami Valley
  • San Diego Sound – Lead singer
  • Performing Arts Center in Kinston, North Carolina – featured performer for four years
  • Kinston Singers – Kinston, North Carolina – employed by Pepsi Cola
  • Max and Mary – Duo performed throughout Eastern North Carolina
  • Nancy in Oliver – Coldwater, Ohio
  • Meg in Brigadoon – Minster, Ohio
  • Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes – Kinston, North Carolina
  • Julia in Showboat – Kinston, North Carolina
  • Sally Bowles in Cabaret – Greenville, Ohio
  • Sister Hubert in Nunsense – Tipp City and Sidney, Ohio
  • Marian in Music Man – Sidney, Ohio
  • Portia in Little Night Music – Sidney, Ohio
  • Marian in Swingtime Canteen – Brookville, Ohio
  • Theatre Under the Stars – Christmas Show and Variety Show – Kettering, Ohio
Mary Knapke Combo


Mary has a rare natural ability to sight read charts, and has a very excellent stage presence. We always enjoy the opportunity to have her work with our band. - William Schneberger, Hauer Swing Band

Mary is musically versatile, able to perform a very wide range of styles and music from the past and present. You'll be very glad if you include her in your series! - Scott Parsons, pianist