Marc Rosen plays jazz clarinet and saxophones (tenor, baritone). His primary band is the Wholly Cats Swing Club, based in Tucson, AZ. The Wholly Cats Swing Club is Tucson’s ambassador of the Great Swing Era, specializing in the music of the Benny Goodman Sextet featuring America’s first Guitar Hero, Charlie Christian. We have quickly gained a following as Tucson’s premier Swing Band and have been performing at several dance and jazz venues in the area while helping give rise to the live local dance scene.
The band was formed by Marc Rosen and Tony Spear, whose mutual love of these artists sparked an idea for a dance band with multi-generational appeal. In addition to the songs of Goodman and Christian, our repertoire includes popular hits by Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Louis Armstrong, Louie Prima and even contemporary artists like Tom Waits and Imelda May.
The Wholly Cats Swing Club is a five piece band, with Clarinet/sax, guitar, bass, drums, and a vocalist. We also play as a trio, with clarinet, guitar, and bass. If you're looking for swing, we're the band for you!