The Official Website for Swing and a Miss and The Whistlin' Dixies...and Kelli Rae Tubbs
     - The finest live music for every occasion

     - Full service music entertainment agency
     - Jingles and production music for video/film and audio projects



Finest in Live Entertainment
    Dance the night away with "Swing and a Miss" featuring the finest group of musicians in an ensemble customized especially for your party or event.  
    That means festivals, customer appreciations events, private parties, and nightclubs can get the great sounds they're looking for in a way that suits
    specific needs.  Listen to the band right now to find out how - just click here where you can hear samples of their rock band (shown above), jazz combo, and 
    the distinctive vintage jazz band (shown below).


  Hot off the Presses!

    Congratulations to our drummer and fearless bandleader, Kelli Rae Tubbs!  An article she authored, "When Counting Time
     is Critical," appears in the Winter 2016 Issue (issue #24) of Tom Tom Magazine, an internationally-available publication
     exclusively about female drummers and percussionists.

     You can buy this issue of Tom Tom Magazine in print or via digital download.  Here's how:  for a print edition, stop by your
     local Barnes & Noble bookseller, Guitar Center, or music store (especially drum shops).  If you don't find a hard copy, you can 
     purchase either a print or digital copy of the magazine directly from the publisher at

     This technical piece contains terrific tips for any musician who wishes to improve their internal can "count"
     on it!   Nicely done, Kelli Rae!

  "Might as Well Swing" with Laura Martin
    Radio host, Laura Martin, invited Kelli Rae Tubbs as an in-studio guest for the September 12 edition of the "Might as Well Swing"
    program on KBEK 95.5FM.

    The two talked about the fascinating and sometimes quirky history about the music and musicians of the Swing Era and the
    Roaring '20s, had some laughs, and listened to terrific music.

    It was a fun event and the band hopes to hear Kelli Rae on the airwaves again soon!   

    KBEK 95.5FM - Morning Interview with Scott McKinney
    KBEK 95.5FM and radio host, Scott McKinney, invited drummer/bandleader Kelli Rae Tubbs to the KBEK studios for a live
    interview the morning of August 27.  Scott and Kelli talk about building a big band, musical influences, and her current project,
    learning how to authentically perform the music of the 1910s and 1920s with the help of world-renowned educator, historian,
    and performer, Daniel Glass, as a recipient of the McKnight Individual Artist grant awarded through the East Central Regional
    Arts Council.

                                                Listen to the entire interview here:


                                                Check back soon for more information about the band's forthcoming live performance on KBEK's "Live from Studio J" program.
                                                People outside the listening area can listen to the live broadcast at  Thanks, Scott, and everyone at KBEK!

    Book a Festival or Party Now
    Dance, dance, DANCE!  Swing and a Miss has a few dates left for private galas and corporate events.  

    With a catalog of more than 2,000 songs to choose from, your special event will include the best in music performed by some 
    of the Twin Cities' finest musicians.

    Whether you want to listen to traditional jazz (Dixieland), Motown hits, or something from the great Big Bands of the 1930s,
    Swing and a Miss and The Whistlin' Dixies are a terrific choice.

     Follow the Band on Facebook
     You can learn about upcoming Swing and a Miss events (like the summer park performances in Minnesota and Wisconsin)
    by becoming our Facebook friend.

    Clicking on this link will take you to the band's Facebook page fast: