Performers: Swing

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Belinda Blair

Belinda Blair

Belinda Blair first sang in public at the of age six, joined her first original band at the age of seventeen and by eighteen was touring the states in an L.A.-based cover band that worked six nights a week. Culminating … Continue reading

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Ben Marcato & His Mondo Combo

Ben Marcato & His Mondo Combo

A lively, energetic, upbeat, and swinging 6-piece dance band with smooth male vocals and a bopping horn section. When Ben Marcato & his Mondo Combo play, everyone hits the dance floor! Whether it’s rock and soul hits, swinging jazz, or … Continue reading

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Big Mama Sue & Fast Eddie

Big Mama Sue & Fast Eddie

Vocalist, emcee, comedienne, percussionist, recording artist, talent agent – all this and more describes the incredible "Big Mama" Sue Kroninger. Born in the 20th century (the exact date was never recorded), Sue has been an entertainer since she was old … Continue reading

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Bobbie Webb and Smooth Blues

Bobbie Webb and Smooth Blues

A native San Franciscan, Bobbie Webb has always had music in his home. He is now a world class musician widely sought after for his sax playing and also for the horn sections that he leads. You may see Bobbie … Continue reading

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Brass Monkey Brass Band

Brass Monkey Brass Band

Relentless drums, rumbling tuba, and wailing horns…nothing kicks the party into high gear like a smoking brass band! Now you don’t have to trek to New Orleans to catch second-line fever – the Bay Area’s own BRASS MONKEY BRASS BAND … Continue reading

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Dangerous Divas

Dangerous Divas

Donna Turner studied classical music at the Guildhall School of Music in London and has been performing professionally since the 1970’s. Donna fronted her own rock band, “The Donna Turner Band” in the Bay Area for eight years and has … Continue reading

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David Martin’s House Party

David Martin’s House Party

David Martin’s House Party has been performing for special events for over 20 years with 75 to 100 shows per year all over the U.S. and in Northern California. Their all star ensemble has gained a remarkable reputation for their … Continue reading

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Dick Bright Trio – violin, guitar, bass

Dick Bright Trio – violin, guitar, bass

Dick Bright is founder and director of the popular corporate party band Dick Bright’s SRO. Dick was music director for the San Francisco BAMMIES Awards for eleven years and at the San Francisco Fairmont Hotel’s Venetian Room where his band … Continue reading

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Don Neely’s Royal Society Jazz Orchestra

Don Neely’s Royal Society Jazz Orchestra

Don Neely and the ten piece Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, from San Francisco, are renowned for capturing the essence of Hot Swing, Hot Dance, Hot 1920’s Syncopated Big Band Jazz, Cotton Club, and 1920’s Jazz and 1930’s Jazz, with an … Continue reading

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Hot Club of San Francisco

Hot Club of San Francisco

The Hot Club of San Francisco is an ensemble of accomplished and versatile musicians celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Hot Club de France. The ensemble borrows the all-string instrumentation of violin, bass and guitars from … Continue reading

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Jellyroll

Jellyroll

Born out of the Swing craze of the early 90’s Jellyroll has since come into their own. From the very beginning they have embraced a sound that’s unique, danceable and stylish.The tunes they pull from the late 40’s and early … Continue reading

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Jonathan Poretz Band

Jonathan Poretz Band

Some say he was born with a microphone in his hand. That would explain why Jonathan Poretz is so comfortable performing his brand of great American jazz standards to audiences large and small. Whether appearing in an intimate club or … Continue reading

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Martini Brothers

Martini Brothers

The Martini Brothers have been getting phenomenal response from Bay Area music and dance lovers, as they regularly step into the smooth 1930s-50s style of swing from the golden era of Hollywood’s glamorous “night life”. Since beginning his Bay Area … Continue reading

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Patrick Maier Band

Patrick Maier Band

The Patrick Maier Band is a bluesy, swinging band that is guaranteed to have your guests up and dancing. Their song list highlights their huge repertoire spanning everything from blues and jazz to Motown, classic Rock and Roll, and Frank … Continue reading

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Project: Pimento

Project: Pimento

a San Francisco-based lounge band coming at you live with a potent cocktail of hypnotic sounds from the theremin mixed with swanky lounge tunes from the 40s, 50, and 60s and played in a space-age pop style with hints of … Continue reading

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Rich Martini Orchestra

Rich Martini Orchestra

Rich Martini has been one of the Bay Area’s top bandleaders for 25 years and has performed for Herb Caen Days, countless benefits, high society, and generations of weddings. Featuring classic Big Band/Swing arrangements, Latin, Ballroom, Motown, Disco, Pop, R … Continue reading

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Royal Society Jazz Orchestra Trio & Quartet

Royal Society Jazz Orchestra Trio & Quartet

In addition to the eleven-piece Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, Don Neely also leads three superior small ensembles: the Royal Society Six, the Don Neely Quartet, and the Don Neely Trio. These groups are immensely popular at weddings, private parties, special … Continue reading

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Shake

Shake

Whether you want to boogie the night away with that irresistible motown beat, or dance to your favorite swing, rock, or jump classics, Shake is always a real crowd pleaser! The musicians in this all-star group have appeared with such … Continue reading

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Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums

Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums

Called “Instant Crowd Favorites” by the San Francisco Blues Festival and “Consummate musicians and entertainers” by New York City’s Lincoln Center, Lucky and Getit really shine before a live audience, bringing an intense energy and sheer personal magnetism to the … Continue reading

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Stompy Jones

Stompy Jones

Little David Rose’s thumping stand-up bass, the double-shuffle drumming of Lee Beary, and the bounce piano of Scott Lawrence provide the rhythmic foundation of the band’s jump style. Riffing on top is the trumpet sound of Robert Dehlinger and Erv … Continue reading

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Vocalist Kim Nalley

Vocalist Kim Nalley

Kim Nalley’s singing is one of the best things that have happened on the Bay Area’s musical scene in years. Her captivating personality draws listeners into her performance. She is the best singer any style, I have heard in years.” … Continue reading

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Vocalist Paula West

Vocalist Paula West

She’s smokey, she’s swingin’, she’s sophisticated…- Liz Smith, syndicated columnist. Paula West is a jazz singer whose choice of materials and intelligent way with lyrics allow her to cross over to cabaret. She offers multiple pleasures – the musicianship and … Continue reading

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