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Alex Pangman & Her Alleycats (from Toronto)

Although Alex Pangman grew up a couple of generations late to have sung with Teddy Wilson, the vibrant young vocalist is proud to be known as Canada's Sweetheart of Swing. With pipes aplenty, Juno nominee Pangman possesses the requisite taste, talent and the historical knowledge of an avid record collector to breathe new life into the sturdy standards of the classic jazz era.

A superb song stylist with growing compositional chops, the gifted Toronto scenemaker has built a loyal fanbase amongst jazz listeners and dancers alike through her critically acclaimed work with her stacked Alleycats in the studio, nightclubs and concert halls across Canada including three stellar showcases at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. (Her Alleycats band includes Peter Hill on piano, Glenn Anderson on drums, Chris Banks on bass, and John Macleod & Brigham Phillips on cornet/trumpet, Ross Wooldridge on clarinet & sax, and/or Drew Jurecka on violin and reeds, with Jesse Barksdale on guitar.)

For more information and music samples, visit their website.

The Boilermaker Jazz Band (from Pittsburgh)

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, festival stages to elegant soirees, listeners and dancers agree — with their infectious beat and enthusiasm this band can make any crowd move!

For more information and music samples, visit their website.

Royal Garden Trio (RGT)

Ahh, the Royal Garden Trio - just imagining them playing in the park on a Sunday afternoon (again) makes us giddy with joy. This 1930s-era Django Reinhardt-styled swing band has top notch musicians Brian Delaney on guitar, Mike Karoub on Cello (yes Cello!) and Tom Bogardus on tenor guitar and clarinet.

For more information and music samples visit the Royal Garden Trio's website.

James Dapogny's Jazz Band

James Dapogny's Jazz Band is an 8 piece rendition of a popular Ann Arbor staple. Every Sunday evening dancers and jazz lovers come to enjoy the 10 piece version of this band. Their 8 piece rendition provides us with a more 1930's feel.

The K-Night Owls (formed from Harlequin Jazz Band)

What are the K-Night Owls?? I’m glad you asked! This is our blues music formation that evolved out of Harlequin. The K-Night Owls draw inspiration from some the greats, Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, and many more. We love the opportunity to delve into a variety of different blues backgrounds and instrumentation.

For more information and music samples visit the K-Night Owls website.