Swinging Jazz Bands for Hipsters
Hot local Western Australian Acts
Hall and The Velvet Playboys
A six piece Perth band dedicated to the performance of exciting
live shows of swing, jazz, soul and blues classics. Regular
gig at the Mustang Bar on Fridays from 7:00 til 9:30pm
Bronwyne Way Quintet
Swingin' tunes sung by the sultry Bronwyne Way and her band
of great musicians. Great dance tunes.
The Darling Buds of May
The Darling Buds of May are a fresh new Perth based quintet. They have an extensive repertoire comprising many styles of music, including 1920s dixieland jazz, 1940s and 50s swing, early rock 'n' roll, and blues along with some funk, latin and popular music. They are primarily a swingin' dance band with several years of perfomance experience as professional musicians.
- The Fremantle Jazz Orchestra
The Fremantle Jazz Orchestra (FJO) was initially formed
as a reunion big band of professional musicians who had formerly
been students of Uwe. Striving for musical diversity, their
repertoire includes the likes of Duke Ellington, Count Basie,
Thad Jones, Tito Puente and Stan Kenton, plus original compositions
by members of the orchestra.
8-piece Swing Band. Play all catchy swing tunes from the 30's
to the 90's. Contact Harry: 0419 679 579
Hip Mo' Toast has assembled some of Perth's finest musicians,
who complement Libby Hammer's vocals with slick arrangements
of jazz standards and originals, which are always very finely
crafted. And most of all, they have fun.
The hounds are a seven-piece swinging traditional jazz group made up of Perth’s next generation of ‘young jazz lions’. In recent times they have turned their attention to the music of the great Duke Ellington. They draw from the vast Ellington library to celebrate his music and spirit, not to replicate. No one has, or ever will, replicate the sound of the Duke Ellington Orchestra.The hounds pride themselves on high energy and entertaining performances feeding on swinging melodies, raucous group improvisation and a driving rhythm section.
Youth Swing Band
A group of young musicians performing big band music from
the 1930's to the present day.
There are several Bands available for performances, their
repertoire is extensive and features music as played by Glen
Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and many others of the
era as well as arrangements written specially for the band.
3-5 piece Jazz/Swing/Dixieland Band.
Oz Big Band
The Oz Big Band are an 18-piece ensemble dedicated to recreating the music and energy of the great big bands of the 30ís, 40ís and 50s. Under the musical direction of Adrian Hicks, the band is a popular fixture at jazz and swing dance venues in Perth, Western Australia.
- The West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra
A Perth Lindy Hoppers' favourite, playing all your fav swing
tunes from the 30s and 40s with that awesome big band sound.