The Boilermaker Jazz Band has been performing the best swing and classic hot jazz music for over 20 years. With their unique brand of musical Americana and hot jazz revelry, the Boilermaker Jazz Band brings the party to you! The Band interprets the great American song book in their own unique fashion, bringing the swinging sounds of the jazz age back to life. You'll hear familiar classics and rarities performed by superb instrumentalists and heartfelt vocalists. From concert halls to dances, elegant soirees, weddings and corporate events, listeners and dancers agree — with their infectious beat and enthusiasm this band can make any crowd move!
The Boilermaker Jazz Band has performed all over the USA and in 5 foreign countries. They have graced stages and ballrooms such as The Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Lincoln Center in New York City, The 4 Seasons Hotel and the Smithsonian in Washington DC, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, The Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, Grant Park in Chicago, The Edinburg Jazz festival in Scotland, and many others. They have also been featured on the Fox TV show "So You Think You Can Dance", as well as a National Public Radio Jazz Series on over 50 radio stations.
The Boilermaker Jazz Band can provide different size groups to suit any needs and budget- from a solo piano or duo all the way up to a full swing band show. We can customize groups for cocktails hours, corporate VIP receptions, and of course swing dancing all night long! The Band can provide sound for any event up to roughly 750 people, and can provide emcees and announcers.
Corporate Events/ Conventions/ Country Clubs/ Benefits: From a full swing show to light jazz background music, the Boilermaker Jazz Band can provide a touch of elegance and a whole lot of fun to any event! We can provide swing dancing instructors and performers, professional sound which you can use for announcements, and plenty of music to set just the right mood.
Looking for a theme party idea? How about these:
*Roaring 20's/ Speakeasy/ Bootlegger's Ball
*Swing Dance/ Savoy Ballroom/ WWII- USO
*Great Gatsby/ Casa Blanca
*Mardi Gras/ New Orleans
Weddings: Don't settle for a tired wedding band or a cheesy DJ playing the same old routines. The Boilermakers will have you jumping and jiving to a hot swing classic, slow dancing to a sentimental ballad, or trying a little Latin step. We can handle your cocktail hour, introductions and emceeing, bridal dances, ethnic requests, and swinging all night long. You're guests will feel like they've been invited to a soiree at the Great Gatsby's Mansion!
WHEN SWING WAS KING - A TRIBUTE TO BENNY GOODMAN
Benny Goodman was known as the King of Swing - his iconic Big Band recordings of the 1930's & 40's are instantly recognizable and still popular today. In this concert Paul Cosentino and the Boilermaker Jazz Band will bring the energy and delicate swing of the Goodman small bands to you, performing some of their best known material. You'll also hear some of your favorite Goodman Big Band melodies, done small band style. Benny Goodman was also fortunate enough to work with some of the finest female vocalists of the era including Peggy Lee, Martha Tilton, Ella Fitzgerald, and the Helens- Ward and Forrest. These ladies always brought a touch of class and grace to the proceedings along with the requisite swing factor! Jennifer McNulty brings you selections by Benny's Girls.
Get in touch with The Boilermaker Jazz Band and let us bring a touch of classic jazz and swing to your event!
Paul Cosentino (Clarinet/ Sax),
Jeff Lashway (Piano),
Ernest McCarty (String Bass),
Richard Strong (Drums),
Jennifer McNulty (Vocals),
Jeff Bush (Trombone)