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Bombay Jim And The Swinging Sapphires

40s Band from Spencer, MA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$1600 - $4000 per event
Since the release of their 2001 CD "Keep Honkin", Bombay Jim and the Swinging Sapphires is hailed as one of the country's hottest swing bands. Featured on the HBO Series, "Family Bonds", and heard on jazz and swing radio stations throughout the nation. "BBJ&SS" will keep your guests dancing and swinging all night long. This band features some of the top musicians in the country most of whom are professors at Berklee College of music.

What They're Saying
“I couldn't sit still, hands were sore from applauding. In my music dictionary,' Bombay Jim and the Swinging Sapphires' will be listed as the definition of the word swing.” --Frank Haigh, Quarter Notes Magazine
“Jim's got the gift he really swings.” - Joe Williams

“Jim Porcella (aka Bombay Jim) is the only male singer I'll follow Sinatra with.” - Jim West, Swing 830, WCRN

“Bombay Jim and the Swinging Sapphires tore it up, the audience was on their side immediately when they opened for the Cherry Poppin Daddies at Lupo's.” – TJ Milo/The John Schreiber Group

“What a memorable evening! Even Bruce Springsteen and his family were dancing to Bombay Jim's music in the Courtyard at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.” --Laurie Thomas, MFA, Concert Coordinator

“Thank you so much for doing such a great job at our 'Breast Cancer' Fund Raiser. You got the entire crowd swinging, and we had compliment after compliment about the great music, vocals and fun that you created.” --Wendy Joblon, Special Event Planner

"We would like to thank you for the excellent music you provided at our 50th Wedding Anniversary. Your arrangements and choice of songs kept the evening moving from start to finish. Without hesitation we would recommend you to those who would want to have such enhancement to their social event." --Robert Sage, Sage Hotel Corporation
“Once we heard Bombay Jim and the Swinging Sapphires, our search for the perfect entertainment ended. We hired them on the spot. Our holiday party was a wonderful success, thank to the band. No one does “Zoot Suit Riot” like Bombay Jim and the Swinging Sapphires.” Jan Ledbetter VP Marketing GTE Internetworking

“ Professional, Fun, Talented, and Lively. The best evening our temple members have had in years” Steve Rifkin Temple Israel Manchester N.H.

“ If you've always dreamed of a wedding with the sounds of Sinatra, Nat King Cole and all the great big bands then look no further….Bombay Jim and the Swinging Sapphires were the highlight of our wedding celebration. Bombay Jim created the perfect swinging atmosphere that got people of all ages dancing the night away! All our guests asked where they could go to hear them play again. They were the hit of the wedding and made the occasion that much more special.” Carrie Ansel and Dean Ward Wedding

“We want to thank you and the Swinging Sapphires for a memorable event. Everyone commented about the quality, mix, and presence of the band, and we were repeatedly asked how to get in touch with you for further bookings.” Linda and Steve Woodward wedding

“We are soooo pleased you'll return to Durham! I've been doing this thing and planning private parties for almost 25 years…ain't never heard so many rave reviews!!” Polly Ashton Daniels Director of Alumni Activities UNH Alumni Association




VENUES PERFORMED INCLUDE

Concerts
opened for Cherry Poppin Daddies at Lupos, Providence, RI
opened for Les Brown Band at Mosley's Dedham, MA
Cocheco Arts Festival, Dover, NH
The Cape Cod Jazz Festival,
The Great Conneticut Jazz Festival,
Jazz at Sunset Series, Worcester, MA
Marblehead Arts Festival, Marblehead, MA
Museum of Art Courtyard Series, Boston, MA
Metro South Jazzfest, Brockton, MA
Fisherman's Feast. North End of Boston, MA
Yankee Homecoming Festival, Newburyport, MA
Oceanside Jazz Festival, Winthrop, MA
Stoneham Theatre, Stoneham, MA
Newport Winterfest, Goat Island. RI
Garden City Plaza, Concert Series, Cranston, RI
Shell at Hampton Beach Concert Series, Hampton, ME
Revere Beach Summer Concert Series, Revere, MA
Epoch of Brewster, Summer Concert Series, Brewster, MA
Willows of Westboro Summer Concert Series, Westboro, MA
Southgate at Shrewsbury, Concert Series, Shrewsbury, MA
Littleton Common, Summer Concert Series, Littleton, MA

Night Clubs
CR Sparks Restaurant and Meeting Center,Bedford, NH
Chan's, Woonsocket, RI
Regattabar, Cambridge, MA
Scullers Jazz Club, Boston, MA
BB King Room, Foxwoods Resort and Casino
Cinadrome, Foxwoods Resort and Casino
Polcari's Restaurante, Rt.1, Saugus, MA
Bullfinchs Restaurante, Sudbury, MA
Il Palazzo, Worcester, MA
Casa Vechia Rest. Salem, NH

Christine's Restaurant, W. Dennis, MA
Sal's Rhythm and Blues Club, Johnston, RI
Sabastian's, Johnston, R.I.
The Jazz Café Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
Bob the Chefs, Boston, MA
Hi-Hat, Providence, RI

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Big Band
Dixieland Band
Jazz Band
Swing Band
Concert Band
40s Band
Wedding Band
Jazz Orchestra
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fund Raisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Bombay Jim And The Swinging Sapphires will also travel to East Brookfield, Leicester, North Brookfield, Charlton Depot, Paxton, Rochdale, Brookfield, Charlton City, Cherry Valley, Charlton, North Oxford, Oakham, West Brookfield, Worcester, Auburn, Rutland, New Braintree, Fiskdale, Gilbertville, Holden, Jefferson, South Barre, Sturbridge, Warren, West Warren, Wheelwright, Oxford, Southbridge, Hardwick, Millbury.
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