“It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing…”
The name “Big Band” immediately and inevitably evokes the unforgettable names of the Big Band era such as Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and so on. The versatile Swan Big Band would not do justice to its name if it didn’t play the classic swing numbers. But we never rest on our laurels and are always expanding our repertoire; a wealth of musical styles ranging from South American and other dance rhythms to funk and modern classics. Ideal for Big Band music in a concert setting as well as for congenial dance nights and apéros.
The Swan Big Band plays in the traditional Big Band line-up:
Rhythm section (drums, bass, piano, guitar and percussion)
Our repertoire is composed or arranged specifically for this line-up, so no parts are doubled. Which means all of our musicians are soloists!