The "Swedge" Jazz Band performs dynamic entertaining music based in the genre of: Swing, Smooth Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Jazzy Blues and Latin Jazz.
We perform for both large and small audiences for any venue, public event, or private event. This includes:
Night Club Settings, Private Parties, Corporate Events, Festivals, Weddings, Community Concerts / Public Events or any other situation that requires live music.
Swedge performs with the following instrumentation, or combination of instrumentation:
Swedge will provide our services to closely match your needs with very reasonable pricing.
Swedge is a very tight band with incredible performers. I have personally witnessed audience reaction to this band and they love this group. Their cover tunes are very well done and the original music is amazing. If you ever get a chance to see this band live, don't miss out!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
Swedge provides upbeat and smooth jazz, swing, funk, fusion, bluesy and latin music usually in sets. This music is very dynamic and filled with high energy instrumental solos. Swedge will also M/C your event as necessary and work with you to accomplish your program script successfully.
Audience interaction is another feature of our show.
Swedge Was Formed In May, 2010 When Bob Glassman, Joey Glassman and several other musicians met to go over some new jazz tunes for the first time and collaborate. Each player was a seasoned musician with a number of years of experience in various venues, with a love of jazz related music. From that meeting on, Swedge has been rehearsing, writing, recording, and performing in and about northern Colorado. Swedge also performs and records with Louis Colaiannia & Company featuring Louis' original material, standards, and Swedge's own original material.
Meet Our Members
Bob Glassman - Drums/Percussion, Band Leader, Business Manager, Performer, Composer
In his first year of middle school (1971) Bob first sat down behind a drum kit. It was love at first sight! His buddy turned on a recording of the theme song from "Hawaii Five-O" . From that very moment Bob was hooked. Through the years Bob studied music in both Middle School and High School performing in bands, orchestras, high school jazz band and Marching Band. This experience set the stage for a life long love of playing drums.
To date, Bob's distinct groove can be heard on numerous recordings, in a number of local churches and in various venues throughout Northern Colorado. His 40 year relationship with music and strong aptitude for Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Rock, Blues and Pop fits in quite nicely with the overall scheme of what "Swedge" is all about. Bob has also collaborated with many up and coming local artists in the creation of original material as well. Most notable to date is classical / new age composer Louis Colaiannia and Swedge's first complete album "Beginnings".
Joey Glassman - Vibraphone/Percussions/Keyboards - Musical Director, Performer/soloist, Composer, Arranger
With an extremely successful musical following developed during his grade school years, strong recommendations from his high school instructors and professional musicians, The Lamont School of Music / University of Denver offered Joey admission into the performance music program. Joey's strong enthusiasm for music, gifted performance skills and writing ability goes a long way to explain his great success and following at a very young age. Joey provides the musical backbone, theory expertise and spirit to drive Swedge in striving for performance excellence. Joey's leadership skills and tenacious desire to achieve perfection sets the standard by which Swedge conducts business.
Brandy Herbert - Electric/Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass , Arranger, Soloist
Swedge Is both honored and delighted to have Brandy Herbert as a contributing member of our music family. Brandy's work and background reads like the "who's who" in the music industry. This list include names such as: the Houston Pops Orchestra, Bobbie Gentry, The Original Platters, Chuck Berry, Jackie de Shannon, Billie Joe Royal, Stan Kenton, Teresa Brewer, Sammy Davis Jr., Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway, Patti Page, Steve Allen, and Burl Ives, to name a few. Brandy's intense love of music and God given talent has been instrumental in driving Swedge to new heights. Her energy level and enthusiasm are extremely contagious and just plain fun. When you meet this charismatic lady, there is no doubt that you will come to love her as we have.
Wilson Luallen - Standup / Electric Bass Guitar
Wilson Luallen was born in Durango, Colorado, and is very proud to call himself a native. He has been playing bass since he was eleven years old. Wilson is currently studying bass performance at the Lamont School of Music of the University of Denver, with Kenny Walker for jazz bass and Susan Cahill of the Colorado Symphony for classical. At Lamont he is currently playing in the Steel Drum Band and three jazz combos.
Wilson has a strong passion for Jazz and is just a terrific person to have around. His positive energy, upbeat attitude and constant inspiration as a player is a great boost to all members of Swedge. Stay tuned for Wilson's presence on Swedge's newest album to be released.
Rex Spease - Woodwinds
Combine a life long love of music with a masters degree of experience, formal music education from the US Navy and natural versatility, and you have a real professional that excels in any genre' of music. Rex's love for music and musical improvisation is a driving force in his persona. This versatility is just what the doctor ordered to bring the sound of Swedge to a whole new level of musical excellence.
With more then 30 years of professional musical performance experience in Northern Colorado, and over 20 years of educating others, Rex has paid his dues. Rex is equally skilled in saxophone, flute and clarinet and can add just the right mood and emotion to every song he plays.
Customer Service / Special Client Needs
Swedge is dedicated to providing the best experience and performance for our clients. It is always our top priority to be sensitive to the needs of our clients and provide the very best customer service possible. Whatever the request may be, if you bring it to our attention during the planning stages of your event, we will be pleased to do our very best to satisfy that need.
Swedge is currently working on bookings for the remainder of 2013. We are available for custom tailored entertainment to enhance your special event in both low volume and high energy type settings to meet your needs. If you wish to request a custom line up of instruments, we will honor your special requests for playing contents, = and/or assist with planning to meet your specific needs We would be delighted to meet with you, at no charge, and do whatever it takes to make your engagement a huge success !!!
We are pleased to discuss our fees with you based on the event you are planning. We do our best to provide the best possible service and performance for the most reasonable prices available.
Additional Booking Notes
Swedge can provide pro sound equipment for small to medium size events. We can also help coordinate these services for very large events as well.
Examples Of Our Set List:
Comin' Home Baby
Super Sassy - Bass and Drums 4 bar intro
Recordame' (with breaks)
Take the A Train
Cold Duck Time
6 Over 9
Up Jumped Spring
Shaker Song (4 bar intro)
Sittin' In the Sandtrap
Put It Where You Want It - Finale'
Girl From Ipanema
|Bob Glassman||Drummer, Band Leader|
|Joey Glassman||Vibraphone/Keys/Percussion, Music Director|
|Wilson Luallen||Standup & Electric Bass|
Influences & Inspiration
Too Many to mention
Lighting/Stage/Band Setup Space
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