Established in 1984
Estabilished in 1984, the Route 66 Big Band is one of Greater Seattle's most successful, longest running bands.
Mikel Rollins, Tenor Saxophone
Mikel T. Rollins is a long-time Seattle music scene veteran who has been seen to perform locally as a sideman with such notables as the Lonnie Williams group, the Isaac Scott band, Dave Conant and the D-Rangers, the Guarneri Underground, and the Michael Powers group. In 1993, he decided to form the Momentum Jazz Quartet - his own musical collaboration with the vision of creating a further exploration of modern jazz as a personal statement – with due tribute to the masters and composers of jazz. He also currently does freelance sideman work with jazz, R&B, rock and blues bands of the Northwest, including the Jim Basnight Group, Boogie Chillin’, and Groove Kitchen.
Cindy Arasim, Vocals
A long time vocalist for many of the area Big Bands, and student of renown artist Greta Matassa, Cindy joined Route 66 in 2004.
Winning the Microsoft Idol Competition in front of 16,000 at Safeco Field in 2006, Cindy has been a local favorite for over the past decade. "Music does amazing things to my soul and spirit, and when I see the twinkle in the eyes of the dancers in front of me, the joy I feel is incredible."
Ingrid DeHaan, Vocals
Ingrid is a vocalist, vocal arranger, and voice-over artist with over 20 years of experience as a studio vocalist, demo vocalist, vocal arranger/producer, and vocalist/emcee for various local jazz and swing bands. Ingrid has had the opportunity to sing on a number of albums and demos over the years in a variety of genres, including pop, jazz/swing, R&B, country, children's music and gospel/worship.