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 annoucers.
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!
Roots of Jazz Concert: The Jazz Age comes alive on your stage! The Boilermakers will take you down to New Orleans for some hot ragtime and steamy blues. Travel North to Chicago and New York for the golden era of jazz as popular music. Enjoy the stories and songs of seminal artists like Louis Armstrong, Cole Porter and Duke Ellington. The Band will delve into the American melting pot that created jazz as an art form- blending African, French, Spanish and Italian folk music into a new gumbo.
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)