Amy Kucharik & Friends (With Benefits) plays swinging jazz and groovy blues music to keep you dancing all night. We perform as anything from solo (ukulele and vocals) or duo to a 4-5 piece jazz combo to a full ten-piece band with a professional horn section, drums, piano, guitar, and backing vocals, depending on your event. Our repertoire features Amy's original songs and early jazz and blues covers from the 1920s, 30s and 40s (as well as more modern selections) and our New Orleans, ragtime-influenced instrumentation to bring you an experience that recalls a bygone era of bootleggers and dangerous ladies -- but we keep things fun and energetic; we're not just another "vintage" swing band. For weddings, we can optionally provide DJ services as well. We specialize in our own arrangements of early 20th century music, and can adapt our setlist, sound and look to fit the era of your choice, whether you're hosting a 20s Gatsby speakeasy, a 1940s USO swing dance, a 50s sock hop, or a modern blues party... or if that all seems like too much hoopla, we can play you a sit-down folk and jazz concert of original music right in your own living room.