Old School Swing Band

Old School Swing Band

The Old School Swing Band is a group of musicians dedicated to performing traditional and swing jazz in the style of the early masters. Inspired by the recordings of jazz history, the group tries to reinterpret the traditional music of the genre, bringing a fresh perspective to its performance with novel arrangements and creative combinations of musicians and musical expressions.

“Old School Swing,” the namesake of the ensemble, is the early style of swing music, before the big band sound popularized during WW II, back when “swing” meant only how the music was performed, rhythmically and stylistically. The ideas expressed in the early recordings of artists like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Sindey Bechet, Hoagy Carmichael, Chick Webb, Django Reinhardt, Gene Krupa, Eddie Lang, Joe “King” Oliver, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, James P. Johnson, Stephane Grapelli and Fats Waller, among others, have become the guiding inspiration of the Old School Swing Band.

 

 

 

 

George Gershwin
But Not For Me
Embraceable You
I Got Rhythm
Nice Work if you can Get It
Our Love is Here to Stay
Oh, Lady Be Good
The Man I Love
Someone to Watch Over Me
Summertime

Duke Ellington
Caravan
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
I Got it Bad (and Ain’t That Good)
In a Mellow Tone
It Don’t Mean a Thing (if Ain’t Got That Swing)
Mood Indigo
Satin Dolls
Take the A Train

Irving Berlin
Always
Blue Skies
How Deep is the Ocean
Russian Lullaby
Django Rheinhardt
Minor Swing
Nuages
Django’s Castle
La Mer (Beyond the Sea)
Dark Eyes

Cole Porter
Night and Day
What is this Thing Called Love?
Don’t Fence Me In
Love for Sale
I Get a Kick Out of You
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Let’s Misbehave

Fats Waller
Ain’t Misbehavin
Honeysuckle Rose

Ballads
All the Things You Are
Blue Moon
Dream a Little Dream
Georgia on My Mind
Stardust

More Jazz Classics
Dinah
Charleston
Sweet Georgia Brown
Cherokee
After You’ve Gone
All of Me
Body and Soul
Shine
Sweet Sue
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Moonglow
Jeepers Creepers
Dark Eyes
Petite Flour
Lover Man
Rose Roam
Stella by Starlight
Old Devil Moon
L. O. V. E.
Pennies from Heaven
Just a Gigolo
Rosetta
Some of These Days
Street of Dreams
You Made Me Love You

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