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Andrews Sisters, The
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Big Rude Jake
Boswell Sisters, The
Brian Setzer Orchestra
Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Lee Press-On and the Nails
Mills Brothers, The
Rat Pack, The
Royal Crown Revue
Squirrel Nut Zippers
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4th St. Niteowls
- Tristate Area swing ensemble. Biographies, audio samples, photos, schedule, news, links, contact information.
- Western swing quartet from Philadelphia with Jim Cohen on pedal steel guitar. Offers band history, calendar, debut CD, biographies, and reviews.
Big Band Trio, The
- Canadian group with guitar, bass, sax, and vocal harmonies also performs with added players as The Jumpin' Jive Orchestra. Calendar, discography, biography, photos, and booking information.
- Portland, Maine based swing, jazz and rhythm and blues band. Offers a calendar, song list, audio samples, biographies, and a list of links.
Big-T and the Bada-Bings
- Wedding and party band based in Dallas, Texas, available with 6, 12, or 18 pieces, blending blues, swing and Sinatra. With photographs, audio samples, reviews and CD sales.
Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra
- Los Angeles big band with fifteen musicians and Lucky Stars vocal quartet. Contains news, a calendar of upcoming shows, audio samples, a discography, a list of links, and information on joining their mailing list and booking the band.
- Jump, blues and swing band from northeastern Ohio. Check their online calendar, listen to streaming audio from their two CDs.
Blue Moon Special
- Swing, jump blues and rock and roll band from Amsterdam. Contains a band profile, an audio sample, and contact information.
Bombay Jim and the Swinging Sapphires
- Boston swing band featuring faculty members from Berklee College of Music. Member biographies, appearance schedule, booking information, information on recordings, song list, reviews, photos, audio and video.
- New York swing and rockabilly group with horns featuring Louisiana dangergirl and vocalist Jen Jones, with sound clips, CDs, tour dates, picture gallery, and guest book.
Club Django Sextet of Toronto
- Gypsy swing in the spirit of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli's "Hot Club de France." Biographies, gig schedule, reviews, sound clips and links.
Crescent City Maulers
- Offers a profile and CD ordering information for this New Jersey swing band.
- Jumpin' jive band from Calgary, Alberta, Canada offers recordings for sale with audio samples, calendar, biography and photos.
Dominic Halpin and the Honey B's
- Swing band for wedding receptions, parties and events. Includes photos, video clips, testimonials and audio.
- Pittsburgh swing band. Tour schedule, band biography, discography and sample MP3s.
Drootin Brothers Band
- Boston based swing band. Contact and booking information.
Dukes of Wail
- Cleveland swing band playing authentic jump blues, danceable swing, and standards. Wedding and party band. Band information, member biographies, calendar of shows, their CD, contact and booking information.
Dusty 45's, The
- Seattle rockabilly, swing and jump blues band. Upcoming shows, audio and video clips, CDs for sale, photo galleries, biographies, poster archive, message board, list of links, reviews, mailing list.
Dutch Swing College Band
- Seven member swing band. Biographies, schedule, contest, discography, sample song, booking information. Also in Dutch and German.
- Adelaide, Australia swing combo. History, schedule, photos, CDs, song list, links, contact information.
Eddie Reed Big Band and Swing Quintet, The
- Two Long Beach, California swing bands faithfully recreating the sounds of the 30's, 40's and 50's. Site includes audio and video clips, biographies, CDs, guest book, booking information, upcoming shows, song list.
Eight to the Bar
- Six piece Connecticut band. Rhythm and blues, soul, Motown, Boogie Woogie and swing. Show dates, discography with song samples, biographies, photo gallery, booking information, FAQ, favorite links.
Emperors of Swing
- High-powered swing, jazz, rhythm and blues band out of Cleveland, Ohio, presenting song list, event calendar, CDs, and biography.
- Bringing the swing music of the Big Band Era to the southern California area for over 40 years. Also have a training program for aspiring musicians. News, calendar of events, recordings, booking information, history, the Esquire Music Foundation, photo album, event planning, links to swing music in Southern California.
- A dance orchestra performing standards of the swing era, offering a jazz trio, quintet, or 8 piece swing band for weddings and conventions in Calgary or Canadian Rockies. Information on their services, repertoire, song samples, testimonials, client list, contact information, guest book.
Fat Sam's Band
- Jump jive, swing and jazz band from Edinburgh, Scotland. Schedule, history, press clippings, audio samples, merchandise, booking information, links.
Five in Love with Betty
- Swing and jive band from Vienna, Austria lists tour dates and offers sound files, photos, reviews, guest book and links. [German and English]
For Sentimental Reasons
- Dedicated to the music and memories of the big band era, this vocal group presents an authentic recreation of a live radio broadcast during World War Two. Biographies, tour dates, booking information, newsletter, reviews.
- New York City leader of the bands The Jump, Jive and Wailers and The Make-Believe Ballroom Orchestra. Biography, information on the bands, performance schedule, discography, links, guest book and contact and booking information.
GI Jive and AJ's Big Band
- Dance to the sounds of Glenn Miller and the Swing Era. Friday 24th October 2003 at St Georges Hall, Exeter. UK
Gregg Gelb Swing Band
- Eight-piece jazz band with a big band sound. CDs, biographies, song list, reviews, upcoming performances, photo gallery.
- News, gig dates, and music, links and biographies from this Jazz/Swing band out of Nashville, Tennessee. Official home page.
Haining, Doug and The Twin Cities Seven
- Small group in the grand tradition of Count Basie's and Duke Ellington's sideman ensembles. Biographies, their CD, schedule of events, and a small collection of links.
Hepcat Revival, The
- Seven piece Ohio band. Biography, biographies, reviews, schedule, photos, links.
Hipster Daddy-O and the Handgrenades
- Six piece Arizona band. Features information, audio, schedule, photos and merchandise.
Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra, The
- Denver swing band. News, schedule, profile, merchandise, booking and contact information.
J Street Jumpers
- Washington D.C. swing and jump blues band. Biographies, history, audio samples, schedule, reviews, photos.
Jerry Embree Swing Band
- New Orleans based. Profile, booking information.
Jive Aces, The
- British swing band. Presented by the Church of Scientology. Tour information, lyrics, member information, swing speak, CD, Real Audio samples.
Johnny Nocturne Band, The
- Nine piece jump blues and swing band. Biographies, reviews, schedule, audio and video clips, discography.
Joker's Wild, The
- From Washington D.C. Schedule, booking information, audio samples, photos, song list, guest book.
Jones, Calfee and the 8 Beats
- Akron Ohio based blues, swing rockabilly band. Booking schedule and history of the group.
Jump, Jive and Wail
- Schedule, biographies, contact information and photo galleries for this Las Vegas swing band. Includes a link to their songs on MP3.com.
Jumpin' Joz Band
- Performs swing music reminiscent of the late 30's to early 50's. Profiles, gig schedule, audio files, photos, and booking information.
- Jazz band from Newport Rhode Island playing jazz, swing, blues, pop, Rock, funk, big band, and dixieland. Available for public and private events. Band profile, news, contact information, swing links, member biographies.
The Kingdom of Swing
- Articles, reviews, and other content about swing and occasionally other jazz.
Lex and Joe
- Musicians collaborating to offer music from the Swing Era as well as more contemporary rhythm and blues. Calendar, biographies, song list, audio clips, merchandise, mailing list.
- Swing band based in southern Sweden. Contains profile, audio samples and contact information.
- Western swing band from California, United States. Tour schedule, photographs, news, reviews, CD and contact information.
Love Dogs, The
- Jump blues band playing rhythm and blues, funk, swing, and jazz. Performance schedule, biographies, CDs, MP3 samples, contact and booking information.
Lucky Strikes, The
- Austin, Texas based swing band. Real Audio Samples, event calendar, CD order form, member profiles, reviews, contact information.
Mister Lucky Swing Syndicate
- Milwaukee-area band specializing in swing tunes, both original and contemporary. Upcoming shows, song list, CD, sample tracks, contact information, mailing list.
Mood Elevators, The
- Boston area swing band performing jazz, swing and standards from the 1930s and 1940s in three-part harmony. News, profile, booking and contact information, calendar, Real Audio clips.
Mora's Modern Rhythmists
- Ten-piece ensemble playing classic jazz and swing from the 20s and early 30s. Band profile, audio and video clips, upcoming shows, news, CDs, photos, guest book, mailing list, links.
New Morty Show, The
- San Francisco band. Biography, calendar, reviews, booking information, photos, audio clips, CDs and other merchandise.
New York Swing Band Stan Wiest Orchestra
- Serving the metropolitan tri-state area.
Night & Day Swing and Jazz Music
- Based in the Washington, D.C. area and playing elegant swing, big band, and jazz.
O'Dell, Peaches and her Orchestra
- Eleven piece swing band led by female entertainer featuring elaborate costumes. History, audio samples, photos, guest book, links.
O.T.T. Chicago Swing
- Swing and jazz band from Perth, Western Australia. Profile, biographies, schedule, photos, recordings, audio clips, booking and contact information, links.
Pasadena Roof Orchestra, The
- UK based band. Offers news, history, album information, photographs, tour schedule.
- UK drummer and band leader. Site contains, biography, information on his band, tour dates, traditional jazz CDs for sale, biographies of Louis Armstrong, Gene Krupa and other notable jazz drummers, traditional jazz mailing lists, links, guest book, contact information.
- Omaha eight piece band. News, profile, biographies, schedule, play list, lyrics, audio samples, photos, links, reviews, CDs, contact information.
Red and The Red Hots
- Ten piece band playing high-energy swing. Biographies, booking and contact information, recordings, photos, links, schedule.
- Nine-piece Washington-Baltimore band. Band profile, booking and contact information, schedule.
Rhythm Kings Dance Band
- London based swing and jazz band. Contains profile, repertoire, a list of frequently asked questions, and booking information.
Rico and The Jump 'n' Jive Review
- Six-piece swing and jump blues band from New England, with news, biographies, sound files, and calendar.
The Rosenberg Trio
- Gypsy-swing group from the Netherlands offers discography and tour schedule.
Russo, Mark and the Classic Sounds
- Swing and big band music from the San Francisco Bay area. Biography, song list, booking information, references.
The Saints of Swing
- Party band led by trumpet and tuba featuring female vocalist Rene Bailey, based in New York area. Song list, mp3s.
- About the Armenian pianist and composer. Life, career, music, performance schedule, and photos.
Savoy Dance Orchestra
- Swing orchestra from Berlin. History, reviews, repertoire, CD with audio samples, contact information. Also in German.
- Musical entertainment for weddings, corporate special events, and parties throughout Northern California and the San francisco Bay Area
- Pittsburgh-based guitarist and dancer leads two bands, Swing Fever and Steel City Klezmer, available from Cleveland to Washington, DC. Photos, audio samples of both bands.
- [San Francisco, CA] Twelve-piece swing, funk, and blues band with seven horns. History, biographies, calendar, photos, audio samples, links, mailing list.
- Vocal swing trio. History, song list, booking information, calendar, CD information, audio samples, mailing list.
Slicked-Up 9's, The
- Schedule, photos, member list, CD, audio samples, history, lyrics, links, guest book, mailing list, contact information.
Smith, Lavay and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
- San Francisco based swing band. News, CDs, biographies, calendar or events, large collection of swing and jazz links, scrapbook, contact information.
Speak Easy Swing
- Nine piece Chicago band. Profile, audio samples, merchandise, booking information, schedule, photos, links.
Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums
- San Francisco band. Calendar, photos, message board, contact and booking information.
- History, recordings, photos, calendar.
Sweethearts of Swing
- Geelong, Australia based. Biography, repertoire, booking information, reviews, past tours, recordings, lyrics.
- San Francisco Bay Area swing band. Contact information, band and member profiles, calendar, CDs, audio clips, client comments, song list.
- Los Angeles band. Photos, audio samples, reviews, calendar.
Swing Legacy, The
- Boston-based six-piece swing band with vocalist playing original arrangements. Profile, audio clips, CD reviews, song list, client list, calendar, biographies, photos, FAQ, contact information.
- Virginia swing band. Schedule, biography, recordings, audio clips, song list, booking information, photos, links.
Swing Unlimited Big Band
- Swing and jazz band based on the South Coast of the UK, available for corporate or private events. Gig schedule and biography.
- News, audio clips, schedule, member list, review, booking information.
- A father-son jazzy musical duo based in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Michael Fraser plays hot swing fiddle and his dad, Don Fraser, plays Django-style guitar back-up
- Touring 6-piece swing band based in Arizona. News, biographies, reviews, audio samples, CDs, links, calendar, mailing list, booking and contact information.
Tom Cunningham Orchestra
- Washington D.C. band. Contact information, band profile, calendar, reviews, recordings.
Top Hats Orchestra
- Schedule, biographies, contact information.
- Vocalist and pianist. Song samples, recordings, lyrics, schedule, song list, reviews, biography, photographs, links.
- California post-modern swing band playing originals by leader Ziggy Wells. History, recordings, audio samples, news, calendar, biographies, member biographies.
Wally's Swing World
- Santa Cruz band. Recordings, sample songs, calendar, guest book, biography, news, contact information.
White Heat Swing Orchestra, The
- Boston, Massachusetts based. Profile, calendar, booking information.
Wild, Cool and Swingin' Orchestra
- Nine-piece group performing 1960s Las Vegas swing. Schedule, photos, member profiles, contact information, links, mailing list, CDs for sale.
Wilde, Lily and her Jumpin' Jubilee Orchestra
- Portland jump, swing, jazz, blues band. Biography, reviews, audio samples, calendar, CD, contact information, links.
Willie, Lew and the Snapdragons
- South Florida dance band specializing in jump swing, society, pop, and rhythm and blues. Audio samples, photos, and contact information.
Yalloppin' Hounds Homepage
- Ghetto swing from New York. News, MP3 samples, lyrics, CDs, biographies, FAQ, photos, schedule, reviews, guest book, links.
- From Los Angeles. Review, play list, audio and video clips, CDs and other merchandise, booking information.
Zoot Suit Revue
- Six member Los Angeles band. Profile, schedule, photos, audio samples, song list, mailing list, reviews, guest book, CD, booking and contact information.
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