Maury County’s own Big Band

Who We Are

The Columbia, TN based “Merchants of Cool” was formed in 2006 and held its first venue that summer in Mt. Pleasant, TN. Today our repertoire includes more than 260 songs of the 1930’s and 40’s as well as some pop and rock.
Our musicians are all volunteers and come from various professions. The love of this music and the desire to preserve it are common bonds among the members. The Merchants of COOL Big Band is a member of the American Big Band Preservation Society. We hope you will come out to one of our performances and listen as we play set after set of music of the Big Band Era that you’ll never forget!

Music Samples

Leap Frog
Two O’Clock Jump
In the Mood
Take the A Train

Event Dates

American Legion Big Band Concert and Dance

American Legion Post 19 Building

812 Nashville Hwy, Columbia TN

All our American Legion events are open to the public

October 8 – 7:30p to 9:30p – $10 cover

December 10 – 7:30p to 9:30p – $10 cover

PRIVATE PARTY September 25th – Linden TN


616 North Main Street Columbia, TN – FREE

Come join us at 1:30 – other Jazz groups will be performing throughout the day starting at 9:30 AM. So make a day of it, spend some time in downtown Columbia, and enjoy some great music. Best of all – IT IS FREE!

The Merchants of COOL

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