The Recessionals Jazz Band plays traditional jazz and New York Swing in the style of Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Sidney Bechet, Louis Prima, Bobby Hackett, and other popular jazz musicians that performed in the first half of the 1900's. The band was born on the streets of New York City where they began and cut their teeth playing hot and sweet jazz for the big apple before moving beyond to audiences around the country. Their album, Go For Broke, showcases the band playing classics jazz standards, gospel hymms, and fresh tunes inspired by the greats.
The band has performed at some of the most prestigious jazz haunts such as The Blue Note in New York City and Boston Swing Central, were pictured in the New York Times playing at a secret Bastille Day party hosted at The Shanghai Mermaid, and have been earning fans playing many of the jazz clubs in downtown Manhattan and around the East Coast. A highlight included a performance at Louis Armstrong's House in Corona, Queens, NYC in summer of 2010.
In addition to performing club dates, the Recessionals are an experienced dance band who have played for many private events and weddings. Although they specialize in traditional jazz, they also perform a repertoire of jazz vocal standards performed in a contemporary jazz style with very talented female and male vocalists.