Swing's the Thing is a 16 piece big band based in Central Ohio.
With many great tunes in our book, "Swing's the Thing" will bring your event to life by playing hits from a variety of new artists, while respecting the origins of big band by playing tunes from the books of such legends as Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, and Woody Herman, just to name a few. "Swing's the Thing's" repertory covers a wide range of dance styles that include swing, rock, ballad, blues, cha cha, rumba, mambo, samba, waltz, disco, foxtrot and polka.
"Swing's the Thing" proudly features our vocalist/pianist, Jan Schlosser - Wise, on a variety of our great charts.
In recent years, "Swing's the Thing" has performed for private parties and receptions: Oglebay Resort in Wheeling WV, Lakeside Association on Lake Erie. Columbus area public events: Gahanna's "Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival", Worthington's "Concert on the Green", Lancaster's "Friday Night at the Bandstand", Grove City's "Arts in the Alley" and "Summer Sizzle" concert series, Canal Winchester's Friday evening concert series, Upper Arlington's "Summer Music Series", Newark's "Jazz and Rib Fest", Dawes Arboretum, The Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena, and for Columbus Clippers games at Huntington Park.
Extraordinary, memorable entertainment for your next event can be surprisingly affordable. If there is a dance, reception, party, corporate event, community event, wedding, bar mitzvah, etc. in your plans, "Swing's the Thing" will provide top quality music, tailored specifically to your needs, for lots of good fun, quality entertainment and great memories. We can even provide "D.J." type services as a part of a live performance!
Please contact us for further booking and pricing information. We will gladly provide a demo CD. We look forward to hearing from you.
You can use the following e-mail address to contact the band: Swingsthething@musician.org
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