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Sara & Swingtime

Swing Band from Oakland, CA Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 27 Reviews
  • 58 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2004
  • 2 Awards & Badges
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $600 per event

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Thanks for your interest in hiring Sara & Swingtime! We can be anywhere from just Sara solo on piano and vocals up to a six-piece band. We specialize in the popular songs of the 20s and 30s - early jazz, blues and swing. Our band is danceable and fun for young and old! We pride ourselves on our professionalism and musicianship, and have many happy former clients in our past - references are available on request. Note - the songs on the songlist below that are marked with an asterisk are available as MP3 files, please request them by email. We hope to make your event a night to remember! Please read on for raves and reviews: 'A lively band that captures the style and heart of 30's and 40's jazz. Inspired by the Teddy Wilson recordings of the mid-1930's, Sara's piano and lively vocals on familiar tunes make it hard not to sing along!' 'Just as the Paramount's architecture and interior space exemplify the visual character of the Art Deco Era, so does your music create that era in sound. Standing there, in that beautiful building, hearing your music, one could truly feel transported back in time. all of us, and all of our members and guests that night, are so grateful to you for taking the time and effort to prepare and perform your music and vocal arrangements for us, for this special occasion. We could not think of a better way to celebrate our 20th anniversary!' Cherie Oliver, President, Art Deco Society of California 'You were swell, you were fab, you were great!...I love the way you sing...A number of friends commented to me how much you added to the ambience...I am truly a fan.' A happy bridal client


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Review by Norma R.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on April 1, 2009From Berkeley, CA

Review by Paul B.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on August 3, 2008From Albany, CA

Sara & Swingtime were great. Sara was easy to work with. The band showed up on time, ready to go, played the full time they had agreed to play, and were very professional. They played great music. They sounded as good or better than their samples on the Web. Sara's singing and playing were great, and the band could really swing! We were very happy with their services.

Review by Nancy H.

Awards Night PartyReviewed on June 14, 2008From Sacramento, CA

A wonderful performance! Great entertainment for our Anniversary Party. Everyone had a great time! Hope to use you again in the future. Sacramento Valley 99s

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Song List

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  • Ain't Misbehavin' | Fats Waller
  • As Time Goes By | from Casablanca
  • Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Cheek to Cheek * | Fred Astaire
  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore | Duke Ellington
  • Easy Living | Billie Holiday
  • Embraceable You | Gershwin
  • Every Time We Say Goodbye | Cole Porter
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Xmas | Judy Garland
  • Hong Kong Blues * | Hoagy Carmichael
  • How Deep is the Ocean | Paul Whiteman
  • I Only Have Eyes for You | Dick Powell
  • Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby | Louis Jordan
  • I've Got You Under My Skin | Cole Porter
  • Lady is a Tramp | Standard
  • Lady in Red | Standard
  • Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love | Cole Porter
  • Let's Call the Whole Thing Off * | Gershwin
  • 'Long About Midnight * | Cab Calloway
  • Loveless Love | Standard
  • Love Me or Leave Me | Ruth Etting
  • Lover Come Back to Me | Nelson Riddle and Jeannette MacDonald
  • Lullabye Of the Leaves * | Mildred Bailey
  • Moanin' Low * | Annette Hanshaw
  • More Than You Know | Lee Wiley
  • My Funny Valentine | Rodgers and Hart
  • Nearness of You | Standard
  • Night and Day | Cole Porter
  • Once in a While | Standard
  • Our Love is Here to Stay | Gershwin
  • Paper Moon | Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald
  • Perfidia | Latin Standard
  • Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone * | Billie Holiday
  • Saint Louis Blues * | W.C. Handy
  • September Song | Kurt Weil
  • Swing is the Thing * | Mills Brothers
  • Someone to Watch Over Me | Gershwin
  • Speak Low | Kurt Weil
  • Stardust | Hoagy Carmichael
  • Stars Fell On Alabama | Ted Fiorito
  • Sophisticated lady | Duke Ellington
  • Summertime | Gershwin
  • These Foolish Things | Billie Holiday
  • Throwing Stones at the Sun | Benny Goodman
  • The Way You Look Tonight | Fred Astaire
  • They All Laughed | Fred Astaire
  • They Can't Take That Away | Fred Astaire
  • You and the Night and the Music | Standard
  • You're the Cream in My Coffee * | Annette Hanshaw
  • Zing Went the Strings Of My Heart | Standard


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