A jazz ensemble that provides a smooth, sophisticated ambience
for any occasion. We play in many formats - anything from a duo through to a
quintet - and move easily into dance mode when required. As the name
suggests, we draw inspiration from the swing era, inspired by great singers like
Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat Cole and MelTorme, along with the great
songwriters like Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Hoagy Carmichael,
Duke Ellington and many others. Other areas of significant influence include
Latin music (greatly inspired by Antonio Carlos Jobim), blues and funk tunes, and
a few waltzes and novelty tunes.
In the trio format
Swing Masters adds a
double bass to the
line up. This often
allows for a very
gentle ambience, but
easily moves into a
livelier zone when
From a tender ballad to a medium swing toe tapper right
through to lively dancing tunes, the addition of the double bass
allows for a very wide range of mood and style.
",,....we would like to express our thanks and that we received many
compliments on our choice of band. Not only because of the great music
that you played but because people teft able to dance or chat as they saw
it because the music, tho' grat to listen or dance to, was not intrusive....."