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Swing and a Miss

Swing and a Miss
is a performing group like none other.  It starts at their repertoire, which is built from a library of more than 1,800 tunes from the Great American songbook and more.

As a 10-piece dance band playing traditional jazz, the group performs from vintage sheet music published in the 1910s and 1920s -- hits from the Gay '90s, the Roaring '20s, and the golden age of the Swing Era -- and includes the following instrumentation:  saxophones and clarinet, trumpet, trombone, and a full rhythm section.

There's no doubt about it...their music was made for dancing.

The Swing and a Miss library of music includes a full range of modern big band material suitable for concerts, featuring up to 17 performers.

Whether you like the old time sounds of ragtime or the dance hits from the Swing Era, take a minute to listen to the band play.

Swing and a Miss - Big Band Jazz

These recordings from our concerts in 2013 and 2014 show just a small portion of the wide range of material the band performs concert revisiting the roots of jazz and the sounds of the Swing Era are being processed can be heard here!

"720 in the Books" - popular tune made famous by Jan Savitt

Perennial favorite "Bandstand Boogie"

"That's-a-Plenty" - a 1914 ragtime one-step/quickstep

Felix Arndt's 1914 famous song "Nola"

Fats Waller's hit from 1929 "Ain't Misbehavin'"

Featuring our trumpet players on "Tuxedo Junction"

Benny Goodman classic "On the Sunny Side of the Street"

Swing and a Miss - Jazz Combo

The same foundation of performers you've heard in the samples above are also featured on the clips below.  Dinner music performances are tailored to feature a vocalist or instrumentalist....or both!  Ranging from a trio to expanding up to a full-sized Swing Era Big Band, these songs showcase a quartet or quintet. 

"Summertime", a Gershwin classic in a Latin style

Herbie Hancock classic "Watermelon Man"

"I'm Beginning to See the Light" featuring Kelli's vocals

Trombone feature with Steve Levens - "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You"