The Survivors Swing Band generates energy and excitement everywhere it performs. We are a six-piece professional jazz group, based in Connecticut, that plays the classic melodies from a time gone by--hot Dixieland tunes and soothing ballads of the Swing Era--plus many of the wonderful melodies from the two decades that followed. The "Big Bands" played this music with a high degree of rigid orchestration. The Survivors render it with a greater tilt towards improvisation, thus giving each pass at a tune somewhat of a new flavor while still keeping true to the original melodies. Your memories of the "good old good ones" that we play will be readily revived! With trumpet, reeds, piano, guitar / banjo, string bass, and drums, let us entertain you!
The Survivors Swing Band is a band for all occasions, large and small, public and private. We usually perform as a 6-piece ensemble, but we occasionally set up as a 3 or 4-piece combo when budgetary and/or venue-space factors necessitate. We will work with you well before your event date to understand your preferences and plan just the right music for your celebration.