Performing Jazz regularly at many of Manhattan's most prestigious locations including, The Waldorf Astoria, The Pierre, The Knickerbocker Hotel, as well as at numerous weddings, art galleries, and private parties throughout the Tri-State area, Bedlam Swing will have you wishing the party would never end.
I was asked by my company to hire a band for our Holiday party and these guys really made me look good! I reviewed a lot of bands and I received plenty of lower cost bids but what made this group stand out was the quality of their music, the best way to describe what I heard was a "unique authenticity." We didn't have to give them any instructions or requests, they just showed up on time, set up and wowed the whole company for 3 hours with 3 amazing sets. They were super friendly, easy to talk to between sets and very professional the entire night through. I would definitely recommend Bedlam Swing to other companies and I would certainly hire them again.
Bedlam Swing provided the perfect complement to our event, a guys and gals wedding shower. There was a mixed bag of guest ages, from 11 to 91, and without exception, everyone loved the band! They provided a charming and upbeat yet relaxed vibe that was spot on for our event in a museum setting...creating a festive mood but not overpowering. Very easy to work with, in terms of planning and communication. Several guests asked for their business card and I would absolutely book them again for future events. Highly recommend Bedlam Swing!
Fantastic musicians. Easy to work with, and gorgeous music.
Can't wait to work with them again.
Bedlam Swing was fantastic. So professional with an incredible sound. Josh was a dream to coordinate with and everyone in the band was a delight. Would absolutely hire them again. Thank you!!
Josh and the band were great and the performance was everything we could have wanted. They knew the exact style to fit the mood during various parts of the evening and did an amazing version of the song we requested for our first dance. Could not have been happier with the experience.
Bedlam Swing were fantastic. They got the party started and were easy to work with. I'd book them again!
We had Bedlam Swing perform during our wedding reception's cocktail hour and could not be happier with the way the music tied everything together. Incredibly talented group that went over so well with our guests- both for listening and dancing! Josh was very professional in getting everything organized beforehand- incredibly easy to work with. We'd love to recommend this band to anyone looking to add some energy and atmosphere to their event.
I simply can't speak highly enough of this band. They were incredibly accommodating, professional, and the atmosphere created by their music took our party to a whole new level! If you're looking for a fun and exciting Jazz band, do yourself a favor and book these guys!
From our very first interaction with Bedlam Swing and Josh Kaye it was clear we were dealing with a class act. Josh was timely and professional in his communication and the band on the night exceeded our expectations. Music can make our break and event and these guys really made our event a huge hit! They are outstanding musicians, who clearly love what they do, with an amazing Jazz repertoire. I have no hesitation in recommending them and will certainly be booking them again for a future function.
What to Expect
Our group prides itself on creating a lively and energetic atmosphere, perfect for cocktail parties, wedding receptions, and corporate events of all kinds!
Bedlam Swing is New York City's premier Jazz and Swing ensemble performing regularly at many of Manhattan's most prestigious locations including, The Waldorf Astoria, The Pierre, The Knickerbocker Hotel, as well as at numerous weddings, art galleries, and private parties throughout the Tri-State area.
Through our own innovative blend of 1930's Swing, Traditional European Folk and classic American Jazz, you're guaranteed a musical experience that will grace any occasion, enhance your special event, and linger long in your memory. So whether it's a wedding, special party, corporate function, or you'd just like to add some swing to your evening, and who wouldn't, you need search no further because Bedlam Swing will have you wishing the party would never end...
Past Booked Events
|June 27, 2020 • 2:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|June 06, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|June 17, 2017 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|December 16, 2016–December 17, 2016 • 8:30pm - 12:00am||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|October 15, 2016 • 10:00pm - 11:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|October 02, 2016 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Bridal Shower|
|December 18, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Event|
|December 13, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Penrose|
|November 20, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Astor Room|
A Train - Billy Strayhorn
After you’ve gone - Henry Creamer
All of me - Gerald Marks
All the Things You Are - Jerome Kern
Anniversary Song - Jolson-Chaplin
Au Privave - Charlie Parker
Autumn Leaves - Joseph Kosma
Avalon - Jolson-Sylva-Rose
Bei mir bist du Schoen - shalom Sekunda
Bellville - Django Reinhardt
Bernie’s Tune - Bernie Miller
Black Orpheus - Luiz Bonfa
Blue Drag - Joseph Myrow
Blue Skies - Irving Berlin
Blues Clair - Django Reinhardt
Bossa Dorado - Dorado Schmitt
Cesar Swing - Traditional
Cherokee - Ray Nobel
China Boy - Boutelje-Winfree
Clair De Lune - Joseph Kosma
Confessin’ - Daugherty-Neiberg-Reynolds
Coquette - Green-Karn-Lombardo
Coucou - Feline-Dayde
Dark Eyes - Traditional
Davide - Traditional
Dexterity - Charlie Parker
Dinah - Harry Akst
Dinette - Django Reinhardt
Django’s Waltz - Django Reinhardt
Djangology - Django Reinhardt
Donna Lee - Charlie parker
Double Ju - Birellie Largren
Duce Ambiance - Django Reinhardt
Elena’s Bossa - Gonsalo Bergara
For Sephora - Stochelo Rosenberg
Gypsy Fire - Romane
Heavy Artillery - Django Reinhardt
How High the Moon - Morgan Lewis
Hungaria - Django Reinhardt
I can’t give you anything but love - Jimmy McHugh
I found a new baby - Plamer-Williams
I’ll see you in my dreams - Sammy Fain
Impressions - John Coltrane
Indifference - Columbo-Murena
It don’t mean a thing - Duke Ellington
It had to be you - Isham Jones
J’attendrai - Dino Olivieri
Joseph Joseph - Traditional
Just a Gigolo - Leonello Casicci
La Gosses De la Rue - Traditional
La vi en rose - Louiguy
Lady be Good - George Gershwin
Limehouse Blues - Braham-Furber
Luke - Frank Vigniola
Lulu Swing - Lulu Reinhardt
Ma Premier Guitar - Brousolle-Distel
Me Hum Mato - Traditional
Mimosa - Birellie Lagren
Minor blues - Django Reinhardt
Minor Swing - Django Reinhardt
Night and day - Keith Jarrett
Norwegian Dance - Django Reinhardt
Noto Swing - Lulu Reinhardt
Nuages - Django Reinhardt
Oleo - Sonny Rollins
On the sunny side of the street - Jimmy McHugh
Out of Nowhere - Johnny Green
Polka dots and Moonbeams - Jimmy Van-Heusen
Putting on the Ritz - Irving Berlin
Rose Room - Art Hickman
September Song - Kurt Weill
Sheik of Araby - Smith-Weeler-Snyder
Shine - Dabney-Mack-Brown
Some of these days - Shelton Brooks
Stompin’ at Decca - Django Reinhardt
Sweet Georgia brown - Charles Lloyd
Sweet sue - Harrin-Young
Swing 42 - Django Reinhardt
Swing 48 - Django Reinhardt
Swing for Nini - Romane
Swing Gitan - Angelo Debarre
Tchovalo Swing - Tchovalo Schmitt
Tenor Madness - Sonny Rollins
Them there eyes - Tracy-Tauber-Pinkard
There is no greater love - Isham Jones
There will never be another you - Harry Warren
Tico Tico - Zequinah Abreu
Two Guitars - Traditional
Undecided - Charlie Shavers
Webster - Django Reinhardt
Well you needn’t - Theloneous Monk
Made For Wesley - Jimmy Rosenberg
What is this thing called love - Cole Porter
When Day is Done - Katscher- Desylva
Influences & Inspiration
Django Reinhardt, Charlie Parker, Bireli Lagrene, Michael Brecker, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Oscar Peterson, Wes Montgomery.