Swing 39

Swing 39

A “Big Band” era jazz, dance trio.

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Artist Bio

Swing 39 is a jazz trio composed of bass (John Thornberry), violin (Jane Halliday), and guitar (Ben Andrews). Our goal is to evoke the spirit of swing as it is epitomized in the music of gypsy guitarist D’jango Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grapelli. These two performers injected a unique sound into their music, a sound which became known as “hot club” jazz, referring to the Hot Club of Paris where D’jango and Grapelli frequently played. Swing 39 plays the original compositions of D’jango and popular tunes by composers such as Cole Porter, Gershwin, and Ellington using the “hot club” sound as its model. The result is music that is energetic, sassy, and lots of fun.

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Song List

Cheek to Cheek
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Lady Be Good
Anything Goes
Blue Skies
How High the Moon
Lullaby of Birdland
Limehouse Blues
I Got Rhythm
Night & Day
Satin Doll
Stompin’ at the Savory
Well You Needn’t
Take the A Train
Sweet Georgia Brown
All of Me
As Time Goes By
Stormy Weather
Mood Indigo
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Just One Of Those Things
Autumn Leaves
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Sophisticated Lady
Misty
Fascinating Rhythm
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Tenderly
Bye Bye Blackbird
Night & Day
D’jangology
Swing 39
Place De Brockere
Belleville
Minor Swing
Anything Goes
Blue Drag
Tears
Nuages
Dark Eyes
Unforgettable
Dinah
You Do Something To Me
Embraceable You
Someone to watch Over Me
Can’t Help Lovin’ dat Man
It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t got that Swing