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Swing Connection performs popular dance music and concert music from the Big Band Swing Era. Dancing to swing music is widely popular, and our complete library of dance music and concert music will compliment your special occasion. We are available to perform at events such as:

  • Corporate functions
  • Holiday events
  • Weddings
  • Parties
  • Special party dates (e.g., Valentine's Day, April Fool's Day, Halloween, Mother's/Father's Day)

We will work with you, event planners, and sponsors to create a custom-made dance or concert program just for your event!

Examples of Programs offered by Swing Connection

Dance Events

  • Swing Music Through the Decades
  • Big Band Theme Songs, an entire evening devoted to these signature tunes
  • Calendar themes
  • Seasonal Celebrations, your choice of Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
  • Monthly events, your choice of holidays or other red-letter days
  • States of the Union in Song; we’ve got at least 40 different state songs in the book

Dance and/or Concert Settings

  • Tributes to the Great Song Writers. An entire evening devoted to great American song writers: Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Frank Loesser, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, George and Ira Gershwin, Walter Donaldson, Jerome Kern, and Harry Warren.
     
  • Tributes to the Great Swing Bands. An entire evening devoted to great American swing bands: Tommy and/or Jimmy Dorsey, Les Brown, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Woody  Herman, Harry James, Glenn Miller, Les Elgart, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jimmy Lunceford, and the Casa Loma Orchestra.

Concert Audiences

  • The History of Big Band Swing
  • Blues and the Big Bands
  • Humor in the Swing Era
  • A Review of Revues: Music before Broadway Musicals
  • Kidding the Classics: Popular Renditions of Classical Themes
  • Swing Band Arrangers: Their Sounds and Styles
  • The Evolution of Popular Swing Music: A Four-Part Series (Popular Music Roots, Tin Pan Alley and Music Publishing, Radio Days, and The Decline of the Swing Era)


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