Why hire Swingadelic?
Swingadelic is the New York City Metropolitan Area’s greatest “little big band” that delivers the traditional big band music of Ellington, Basie and Sinatra, mixed with the soulful sounds of Ray Charles and adds just the right dose of some swingin’ Sixties grooves to come up with the most listenable and danceable music for your wedding, party or special event. Swingadelic can also provide music for your cocktail hour with sophisticated, classic standards à la George Gershwin and Cole Porter. The band members of Swingadelic are seasoned professionals with years of experience in many musical styles.
Swingadelic began in 1998 as the neo-swing movement was cresting. Upright bassist Dave Post gathered his jazz & blues playing friends together to play engagements at New York City’s Supper Club, Swing 46 and Windows On The World, the former restaurant atop of the World Trade Center. As the swing scene waned the band was able to turn to swing dance groups concerts, festivals, schools and private engagements to keep active.
Swingadelic has performed at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, NJPAC, and at many festivals, including Bele Chere (Ashville NC), MusikFest (Allentown PA) the CD 109 Jazz & Blues Festival (Red Bank, NJ) and the sanofi-aventis JazzFest (Madison NJ).
The band plays about 100 dates per year and has traveled from Maine to Atlanta. Swingadelic has maintained a residency for four years at Maxwell’s in Hoboken NJ where it performs every other Monday as a ten piece “little big band”. The group often plays for many regional Swing Dance Societies and performs as a quintet doing a Duke Ellington program in Hudson County (NJ) schools.
Swingadelic has released four CD’s. The most recent, consisting of all original material composed by bandmembers, came out in September ‘07. These CD’s have gathered world-wide radio play and reviews in jazz and blues publications such as Jazz Times and All About Jazz.
Swingadelic has had two tracks from their CD’s used in movie soundtracks and the band has appeared on many regional cable TV shows.
Past Booked Dates:
10-02-2010 — Swing 46
10-01-2010 — Hartford Swing Dance/Jam, West Hartford CT
09-06-2010 — Maxwell's, Hoboken NJ
08-26-2010 — Sinatra Park, Hoboken NJ
08-22-2010 — Skylands Music Festival, Blairstown NJ
08-14-2010 — Swing 46, New York NY
08-02-2010 — Maxwell's, Hoboken NJ
CDs For Sale
Big Band Blues
Another Monday Night
2006: 62 gigs
2007: 75 gigs
2008: 81 gigs
2009: 75 gigs
2010: 48 gigs
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