Swing Jazz

Swing music, or simply Swing, is a form of American music that developed in the early 1930s and became a distinctive style by 1940. Swing uses a strong rhythm section of double bass and drums as the anchor for a lead section of brass instruments such as trumpets and trombones, woodwinds including saxophones and clarinets, and sometimes stringed instruments such as violin and guitar, medium to fast tempos, and a "lilting" swing time rhythm. The name swing came from the phrase ‘swing feel’ where the emphasis is on the off–beat or weaker pulse in the music (unlike classical music). Swing bands usually featured soloists who would improvise on the melody over the arrangement.

Adrian Cunningham Elizabeth Geyer Mic Conway
Andrew Firth Francine Bell Mike Hallam
Ben Jones Glenn Henrich Mistaken Identity
Blaine Whittaker Grace Knight Monica Trapaga
Bob Barnard Graham Jesse Monsieur Camembert
Bob Henderson Ian Cooper Quartet Neilsen Gough
Bruce Mathiske James Morrison Nichaud Fitzgibbon
Cafe Society Orchestra Janet Seidel Nicky Crayson
Carol Ralph Jive  Bombers Pardon Me Boys
Catherine Hunter John Harkins Ray Beadle
Col Nolan John Leigh Calder Rhonda Burchmore
Dan Barnett and Friends John Morrison's All Stars Sweet Mischief
Don Burrows Johnny Nicol Trio The Duck
Emma Franz Joy Yates Trevor Griffin
Eric Holroyd Kevin Hunt Wilbur Wilde
Geoff Bull Lucinda Peters Zenith New Orleans Jazz Band
George Golla Trio Marie Wilson Quartet
George Washingmachine Mark Taylor's Taylor Made

booking image3