Jazz, Swing and Blues

Back Bay Rhythm Makers

The Back bay Rhythm Masters are a subset of the famed White Heat Orchestra. For any event that calls for a small swing band with energy, the BBRM are the ideal candidate, with a vast repertoire of jazz, swing and standards.

April Hall - jazz vocalist extraordinaire!

April Hall combines her deep roots in southern gospel and blues with an urban soulfulness and jazz sophistication. Her voice, described as “Glorious” by the Boston Globe, is an instrument of astonishing beauty and versatility, capable of ranging from the purest whisper to the most powerful soul-drenched delivery.

Chicken Slacks

Boston funk and soul revival band The Chicken Slacks have established themselves as a fixture in local funk lore as the band that succeeded the legendary Little Joe Cook in the Thursday residency spot at the historic Cambridge, MA nightclub The Cantab. With their sound firmly rooted in the Stax and Memphis tradition, the seven-piece group's influences range beyond southern soul, from funk (Eddie Bo and Sly Stone) to boogie rock (Creedence, Beefheart).


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Patrice Williamson

One of Boston's most electrifying female jazz vocalists, Patrice Williamson sparkles as she manuevers through standards, ballads, swing, up-tempo jazz, and originals. See what the journalists have to say below: "Patrice Williamson isn't a singer, she's a one-woman jazz sampler..

Smokin' Phil's "String Theory" with Jumpin' Johnny H.

Space-time has ten dimensions; this cosmic duo adds the missing eleventh. Winding, rhythmic melodies wrap around warping time and shifting tempos. A heavenly blend of guitar and bass weld the quantum inner world with the expanding megaverse.

The Phil Steffen Jazz Duo with Paul Speidel

Two of Boston's most talented guitarists join forces, blend styles and forge a unique and refreshing sound. Check out LIVE VIDEO..

White Heat Swing Orchestra

The White Heat Swing Orchestra is renowned as the house band of the ROXY, an elegant ballroom 1300 persons in capacity. A total of nearly two million patrons attended the bands three-night-a-week engagement over five years, a record unparalled in recent swing band history.

Dixieland Cavaliers

For the past 16 years the Dixieland Cavaliers have been performing this infectious, toe tapping Dixieland music for some of many of New England's top companies as well as hundreds of private outings and concerts. A fixture at Boston's best hotels, they can be heard performing high energy, jazz classics for those ultra party moments or perhaps providing a subtle but energetic musical backdrop for a theme event.

Hot Tomale Brass Band

The brass band tradition dates back to the Napoleonic days of Louisiana. An abundance of brass instruments in New Orleans during the years of the French occupation allowed slaves to bury their dead with musical accompaniment. This was the root of marching band music. The Hot Tamale Brass Band recalls that tradition with their rousing renditions of classic New Orleans brass band music.

Krewe De Roux

No sampler of the swamp would be complete without some Cajun and Zydeco music. So Swamptone is pleased to include in our sampler, from Boston, MA, Krewe De Roux. They love to play music for dancing and good times, just as they've been doing most of 1993 at their Monday night Cajun dances at Somervilles, MA's nighttime hot spot, Johhny D's.

Mark Greel Jazz Trio or Quartet

Mark Greel has been a leading jazz performer in Boston since the early 90's. Equally adept on trumpet, sax, keyboards, guitar, and vocals, Mark can provide that urban elegance required at functions where musical quality is of paramount importance.Available in a trio or larger ensembles as well.

Paul Speidel Group

Paul Speidel is a recognized name in the Boston area both as a professional musician and a respected guitar instructor. He performs most often fronting his own group, the Paul Speidel Band, mixing a variety of styles from blues and rock to jazz and Latin music.

Phil Steffen

Jazz guitarist and composer Phil Steffen is one of Boston's most highly respected guitarists and innovators. His resume includes a who's-who of jazz luminaries, having played with members of The John Scofield Band, The Pat Metheny Group, the world-famous violinist Jean-Luc Ponty Band , Tower of Power, and many others. Phil Steffen is a 2010 Inductee into the Iowa Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. He was inducted alongside The Big Bopper and bluesman Elvin Bishop.

Rusty Scott Jazz Group (both organ and piano quartets)

Is that Tommy Flanagan on piano? Jimmy Smith on organ? Wynton Kelly? Hank Jones? Red Garland? The answer: Rusty Scott...The same spirit of fire heard listening to Tommy Flanagan manifest itself in low, medium, and high-flamed tunes...wonderfully executed interpretationsof Billy Strayhorn and Johnny Griffin..compact improvisational forays,excursions only the most confident and tightly knit groups make this smoothly.

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