The Scottish Swing Orchestra, under their mercurial director, Dave Batchelor, have lit up the Scottish jazz scene in recent years with a series of productions that tell ‘The Story of Swing”. The combination of interesting narrative, high quality music making, top soloists, and dancers has proved a huge success with audiences. Last year, Dave moved his focus to the “Kings of Swing” with Evan Christopher. This year, we move on and hit the jackpot with a show that features the music of the great female singers of the Swing Era – including Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, The Andrews Sisters, Peggy Lee – as interpreted by the simply brilliant young singer, Irini Arabatzi, and the doyens of swing harmony vocals, Duchess, making their Scottish debut. More information and tickets here. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Acclaimed vocalists Janis Siegel and Lauren Kinhan curate a special jazz vocal-centric evening with a little help from their friends at Zinc jazz club. Duchess (Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner, and Melissa Stylianou) will be the featured guest along with surprise guests. They’re supported by pianist John DiMartino, bassist Luques Curtis, and drummer Vince Cherico. Get your tickets here. Sets at 7:30 and 9:30pm.
Today is the day! Our new EP will be released just in time for your holiday playlists! The album features some new arrangements by Oded “Charlie” Lev-Ari and a swinging band (Jesse Lewis, Michael Cabe, Matt Aronoff, Charles Ruggiero and special guests Nadje Noordhuis, Anat Cohen and Nick Finzer. The beautiful cover art was designed by Joel Holland. This is a digital only release. Stay tuned for more ordering information.
The new CD by Kat Edmonson (available April 27) is called "Old Fashioned Gal." It's fantastic. We are a wee bit biased because we appear on a few tracks but we think you'll love it. We are thrilled to be joining Kat for her CD release at Le Poisson Rouge. Get your tickets here.
Duchess met Bruce Forman waaaaayyy back in 2014 before our first record came out and we are thrilled to be able to see him tonight with our very own Hilary Gardner. We can't resist the opportunity to sit in on a tune or two as well. Get your tickets here.
"New York, it's really no surprise, that we love being here with you!" It's always a thrill to play in our beloved NYC. Dizzy's is one of our favorite places to be...I mean, the view of Central Park is spectacular. We'll be joined by Michael Cabe, Matt Aronoff, Jared Schonig and special guest, Ingrid Jensen. We hope to see you there! Tickets are on sale now.