The Standards and Swing Quartet is based in the San Gabriel Valley, just east of Los Angeles. Specializing in jazz standards, swing, bossa nova and pop, the Standards and Swing Quartet will set the tone for your event with sophistication and suavity.
Perfect for an elegant cocktail hour, we can also get your party going with up-tempo swing. Our repertoire includes music by the great American songwriters like, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern and Harold Arlen as well as international writers such as Carlos Antonio Jobim. These songs, made famous by artists such as Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald are timelessly kept alive by new artists like Michael Buble'. The Standards and Swing Quartet brings these songs alive for your event in a way that recorded music just cannot.
We will play the perfect music for your occasion. Whether at a wedding reception, corporate function or private party, the Standards and Swing Quartet will keep the audience and guests entertained. Music for dancing, dining or anything in between. We know hundreds of songs, but will be happy to learn any special songs, like the first dance or father/daughter, mother/son dances. We want the music to be the least of your worries, whatever the occasion.
Led by singer and saxophonist Michael Drange, the Standards and Swing Quartet has been performing together since 2010 throughout Southern California. Featuring George Woo on piano, Dave Mulligan on bass and Karen Federoff on drums, the Standards and Swing Quartet has performed over 250 gigs together and will work with you to get just the right music for your occasion.
Looking for a larger group, our Mini Orchestra is the perfect compromise between a full Big Band and a Jazz Combo!
The Standards and Swing Mini Orchestra is a 6-7 piece group, adding trumpet, trombone and optionally a female singer to the quartet. Performing favorites from the swing era (Ellington, Basie, Goodman, etc) while including bossas by Jobim, songs by Mancini and the occasional Be-bop tune by “Dizzy” Gillepie in the repertoire, the Standards and Swing Mini Orchestra is ready to entertain at outdoor concerts, wedding receptions and corporate or private parties.
With the addition of Bryan Lackey on trumpet, David Howells on trombone and female vocalist Kimberly Federoff, the Standards and Swing Mini Orchestra reminds you that “It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing.”