Mood Swing Orchestra

Big Band - Swing - Jazz - Standards - Latin
Bay Music and Entertainment performer Mood Swing Orchestra

The Mood Swing Orchestra was formed in 1995 for the performance of swing and dance band music of the 1930s and 1940s. Mood Swing covers big band hits made famous by leaders such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and Xavier Cugat.

The Orchestra’s fresh approach to classic big band music has attracted an enthusiastic following among Bay Area music fans. Mood Swing was chosen as one of the best local swing bands in the March 1999 issue of San Francisco magazine, and was featured on the nationally syndicated big band radio show One Night Stand. Chris Nielsen, Host of One Night Stand describes Mood Swing Orchestra as one of the great bands of today carrying on a fine tradition.

Mood Swing has performed for numerous weddings, corporate events, and San Francisco nightclubs including Bimbos 365, Broadway Studios, and Cafe Du Nord. Band members have performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Monterey Jazz Festival in Japan, and the NorthSea Jazz Festival in Holland.

Mood Swing is available as a five to twelve-piece orchestra and can feature a male and/or female vocalist. The bands repetoire includes a variety of classic tunes, from ballads and quiet jazz for background and dinner music to the jumping sounds of swing, perfect for dancing.

Printable Songlist

Seven-Piece Song List


720 in the Books
Air Mail Special
All the Way
As Time Goes By
Begin the Beguine
Bernie Tune
Besame Mucho
Best is Yet to Come
Bie Mir Bistu Shein
Blue Moon
Blue Skies
Cha Cha Medley
Come Fly With Me
Day In, Day Out
Days of Wine and Roses
Do Nothin til You Hear
Don’t Get Around Much
Eager Beaver
Embraceable You
Fly Me to the Moon
Harlem Nocturne
Have You Met Miss Jones?
How Deep is the Ocean
How High the Moon
I Cant Get Started
I Can’t Help Falling in Love
I Can’t Stop Loving You
I Cried For You
I Get a Kick Out of You
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
I Only Have Eyes for You
I’m Glad There is You
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
In the Mood
In the Wee Small Hours
Is You Is or Is You Aint?
It Had to be You
Jive at Five
Jumpin at the Woodside
Just in Time
Kansas City
Let’s Dance
Love Me or Leave Me
Lullaby of Birdland
Mood Indigo
Moon River
Moonlight in Vermont
Moonlight Serenade
My Heart Stood Still
New York, New York
Night and Day
Night Train
Oh, Lady Be Good
One O’Clock Jump
Opus One
Our Love is Here to Stay
Pennies From Heaven
Pennsylvania 6-5000
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
San Francisco
Satin Doll
Saturday Night
Sentimental Journey
Serenade in Blue
Shiny Stockings
Side by Side
Since I Fell For You
Sing, Sing, Sing
Skylark/Sentimental Mood Medley
Soft Winds
Someone to Watch Over Me
Spanish Eyes
Stompin at the Savoy
Straighten Up and Fly Right
String of Pearls
Take the A Train
Taps Miller
Tender Trap
The Very Thought of You
The Way You Look Tonight
There Will Never Be Another You
There’s a Small Hotel
Til There Was You
Time After Time
Tuxedo Junction
Under a Blanket of Blue
Walking My Baby Back Home
We”l Be Together Again
What a Wonderful World
Whatever Lola Wants
When I Fall in Love
When You’re Smiling
When Your Lover Has Gone
Where or When
WoodChopper’s Ball
You and the Night and the Music
You Made Me Love You
You Make Me Feel So Young
You’re Nobody Til Somebody

At Last
Blue Bayou
Blue Suede Shoes
Brown Eyed Girl
Dock of the Bay
Evil Ways
Get Ready
Good Lovin
Heard it Through the Grapevine
Heartbreak Hotel
I Feel Good
Jailhouse Rock
Johnny B. Goode
Midnight Hour
My Girl
Old Time Rock and Roll
On Broadway
Pretty Woman
Rock Around the Clock
Roll Over Beethoven
Saw Her Standing There
Sunshine of My Life
Twist and Shout
Under the Boardwalk
Watermelon Man

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