Swing '39

Swing Band from Louisville, KY - Will travel up to 100 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2015

$375 - $1000 per event
About
SWING '39 is here to enliven any occasion with a special style of swing music known as “hot club" or “gypsy” jazz. This style was established in the late 1930s when Gypsy guitarist D'jango Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grapelli formed a quintet to play in the legendary Hot Club of Paris. They created a special blend of music that fused American jazz and French cabaret with Gypsy fire. One of the things that makes this style unusual is that it uses the guitars, rather than drums, to produce the rhythm. This enables the ensemble to have an intimate quality while still being incredibly dynamic. It is this kind of sound that Ben, Ken, John and Jane are after and why they have followed the call of gypsy jazz for many years. They revel in playing the original compositions of D'jango, as well as popular tunes by composers of the swing era such as Cole Porter, Gershwin, and Ellington. The result is music that's a little Gypsy, a little French, a little American, but most importantly, a whole lot of fun!
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Corporate Function

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Amazing band with a different sound that everyone loved!!!

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Mardi Gras Party

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A very talents band for all occasions. Our residents at our senior community really enjoyed them.

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New Year's Eve Party

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We hired Swing '39 for our New Year's Eve party and they made the event! Fun, upbeat, dance-able and unique. Some of the guests asked us to throw the exact same party next year and they wanted to reserve their table immediately! Other guests asked us where we found the band and said they were going to become "roadies". This band did a fantastic job! I would definitely work with them again. Thank you Swing '39 for making our New Year's so memorable! Happy 2018!

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Wedding

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Swing '39 was so lovely to work with and absolutely nailed our vision for our ceremony and cocktail hour music at our wedding. We were planning remotely and they were very easy to work with and blew us and our guests away with their beautiful performance. They played beautiful French swing, Hall and Oates and classics, so perfect for our wedding. We highly recommend them!!

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Great band! We planned from overseas, and the communications were easy. Highly recommended for outdoor events, as the music style was perfect and talent was fantastic!

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Phew! now that it's all over I can reflect on what was a truly superb day for me and my wife. Swing '39 was almost as crucial to the success of our day as the rings, the minister and the weather. I'm so glad we chose them to play - they set the joyful, festive tone we were hoping for. And not only was their music outstanding, but the players were amiable and receptive to the special requests we made of them. My talented sister in law sang a few tunes with them (without rehearsal) and they were happy to do it. I highly recommend these folks!

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2019
Mar
13
Corporate Function
Louisville, KY
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Mar
5
Mardi Gras Party
Louisville, KY
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Nov
29
Celebration
Frankfort, KY
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Dec
31
New Year's Eve Party
Lexington, KY
9:30 PM - 12:30 AM
2017
May
28
Wedding
Louisville, KY
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2016
Jun
25
Wedding
Greenwood, IN
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Apr
29
Community Event
Campbellsville, KY
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2015
Sep
12
Wedding
Lexington, KY
3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Ain't Misbehavin
Waller & Brooks
Ain't She Sweet
Ager
All of Me
Simone & Marks
All the Things You Are
Hammons
Angel Eyes
Dennis
Anything Goes
Cole Porter
As Time Goes By
Herman Hupfeld
Autumn Leaves
Johnny Mercer
Avalon
Rose
Begin the Beguine
Porter
Belleville*
Django
Belleville Rendezvous
Charest & Chomet
Blue Drag
Josef Myrow
Blue Skies
Irving Berlin
Body & Soul
Green
Bossa Dorado
Schmitt
Brazil
Barroso
Brother Can You Spare a Dime?
Gorney
Button Up Your Overcoat
DeSylva/Brown/Henderson
Bye Bye Blackbird
Henderson
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Kern/Hammerstein
Cheek to Cheek
Berlin
Danse Norvegienne
Grieg/Django
Dark Eyes
Traditional Romany
Darn that Dream
Varn Heusen
Dinah
Akst
Dinette*
Django
Djangology
Reinhardt/Grappelli
Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me
Ellington
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Duke Ellington
Double Whiskey*
Django
Douce Ambience
Django
Embraceable You
Gershwin
Fascinating Rythm
Gershwin
Fly Me to the Moon
Howard
Honeysuckle Rose
Waller
How High the Moon
Morgan Lewis
Hungaria
Django
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
McHugh/Fields
I Got Rythm
Gershwin
I Surrender Dear
Clifford & Harris
I Wanna Be Loved By You
Stothart & Ruby 1928
If I only had a Brain
Arlen
I'll See you in my Dreams
Jones & Kahn
It Don't Mean a Thing
Duke Ellington
It Had to be You
Jones
Je Me Suis Fait
Brassens
Jeepers Creepers
Mercer/Warren
Joseph
Joseph
Just One of Those Things
Cole Porter
Just Squeeze Me
Ellington
La Mer
Chauliac & Trenet
La Vie en Rose
Piaf & Gugliemi
Lady Be Good
Gershwin
Limehouse Blues
Braham & Furber
Long Ago and Far Away
Kern/Gershwin
Love is Here to Stay
Gershwin
Lullaby of Birdland
George Shearing
Menilmontant
Trenet
Midnight in Moscow
Solovyov/Seddy/Matusovsky
Minor Swing*
Reinhardt/Grappelli
Mister Sandman
Ballard
Misty
Garner/Burke
Mood Indigo
Duke Ellington
Moonlight Serenade
Miller
My Blue Heaven
Donaldson
My Funny Valentine
Hart
My One and Only Love
Mellin & Wood
Night and Day
Cole Porter
A Night in Tunisia
Dizzy Gillespie
Noto Swing
Lulu Reinhardt
Nuages*
Django
Ou Est Tu Mon Amour?
Stern
Out of Nowhere
Green & Heyman
Pennies from Heaven
Johnston
Place de Brouckere*
Django
Puttin' on the Ritz
Irving Berlin
Satin Doll
Duke Ellington
St. Louis Blues
Handy
The Sheik of Araby
Snyder
Sing
Sing
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Kern
Someone to Watch Over Me
Ira Gershwin
Somewhere over the Rainbow
Arlen
Sophisticated Lady
Duke Ellington
Stardust
Carmichael/Parish
Stompin' at the Savoy
Sampson/Webb
Stormy Weather
Arlen/Koehler
Summertime
Gershwin
Sweet Georgia Brown
Bernie/Pinkard/Casey
Swing '39*
Reinhardt/Grappelli
Swing '42*
Django
Swing Gitan
Debarre
Take the "A" Train
Ellington/Strayhorn
Tears
Reinhardt/Grappelli
Tenderly
Gross/Lawrence
These Foolish Things
Strachey
They Can't Take That Away from Me
Gershwin
Troublant Bolero
Django
Undecided
Robin & Shavers
Unforgettable
Irving Gordon
Well You Needn't
Thelonius Monk
You Do Something to Me
Cole Porter
You Go to My Head
Coots
You Made Me Love You
Monaco
Jazz Band
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30s Band
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Cabaret Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Swing '39 will also travel to Fisherville, Eastwood, Jeffersonville, Masonic Home, Pewee Valley, Glenview, Harrods Creek, Mount Washington, Prospect, Brooks, Crestwood, Fairdale, Finchville, Simpsonville, New Market, Buckner, Goshen, La Grange, Taylorsville, New Albany, Shepherdsville, Little York, Sellersburg, Shelbyville, Bethlehem, Charlestown, Coxs Creek, Clermont, Smithfield, Fairfield.
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