Sara & Swingtime

Swing Band from Oakland, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$600 - $3500 per event
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About
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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50+ GigMasters Bookings
A GigMasters member for 10+ years

Birthday Party (Adult)

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Professionalism
Accommodating
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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.

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Awards Night Party

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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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2016
Aug
6
Birthday Party (Adult)
San Leandro, CA
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2016
Apr
23
Wedding Reception
Santa Rosa, CA
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Nov
21
Birthday Party (Adult)
Pleasant Hill, CA
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2015
Sep
20
Community Event
King City, CA
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2015
Mar
7
Bar Mitzvah
San Francisco, CA
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2014
Nov
9
Wedding
Livermore, CA
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2014
Oct
24
Birthday Party (Adult)
San Jose, CA
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2014
Oct
4
Wedding Ceremony
San Francisco, CA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2014
Apr
5
Downton Abbey Ball, PEERS.org
Alameda, CA
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2014
Mar
12
Pier 23
San Francisco, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2014
Mar
1
Gotham City Black & White Ball, PEERS.org
San Mateo, CA
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2014
Feb
6
Pier 23
San Francisco, CA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
Dixieland Band
Jazz Band
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20s Band
30s Band
40s Band
Cabaret Band
Wedding Band
Jazz Orchestra
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
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Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
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Festivals
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Halloween Parties
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Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Sara & Swingtime will also travel to Alameda, Piedmont, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, Emeryville, Moraga, Berkeley, Hayward, Orinda, Rheem Valley, Canyon, San Francisco, South San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Belmont, Albany, Lafayette, Brisbane, Alamo, Danville, Richmond, El Cerrito, San Mateo, San Ramon, Union City, Burlingame, Daly City, Diablo, Dublin.
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