Chicago Swing Katz

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Looking for characteristic picnic and Pimms sounds for your garden party? How about a toe-tapping New Orleans-inspired presentation of iconic Dixieland jazz and blues, all judiciously mixed together with other well-known popular tunes and performed with panache in hallowed traditional style – It’s a mix that’s guaranteed to put a spring in the step. Whatever the weather, it’s sunshine music.

“Whatever the weather, this is happy, sunshine music guaranteed to put a spring in the step.”

If you’re looking for music al fresco, the Chicago Swing Katz can perform a mobile ‘strolling serenade’ to entertain your guests. The Chicago Swing Katz Trad Jazz Band can provide an acoustic quartet, with clarinet and trumpet interweaving melodic phrases on the topline, while banjo and Sousaphone set out the rhythmic and harmonic framework. Immaculately attired in traditional striped blazers and straw-boater hats, the musicians successfully recreate the iconic image of the Dixieland Jazz Age, reinforcing the period charm of their music

No electrical power source is required for a Chicago Swing Katz performance, as the instruments are all designed to be played acoustically. This makes the ensemble extremely versatile and flexible, and they’re happy to play just about anywhere, although a bandstand or awning offers shelter from the elements as well as providing an aesthetically appropriate setting.

Want music for dancing? With the full six piece line-up, adding trumpet and drums, the Chicago Swing Katz Trad Jazz Band can provide a more up-tempo set of tunes for dancing later on in the evening. When playing music for dancing, the band comes equipped with a top-quality PA system to amplify the sound.

  • Toe-tapping trad jazz tunes
  • Four-piece unit with flexible repertoire
  • Fully-equipped with top-quality PA system 

Ain’t She Sweet
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Alexander’s Ragtime Band
All of Me
After You’ve Gone
All the Girls Go Crazy
Algiers Strut
A Kiss to Build a Dream On
Am I Blue
At a Georgia Camp Meeting
April Showers
At The Jazz Band Ball
Avalon
Baby Won’t You Please Come Home (Also Ab)
Basin Street Blues
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
Blue Moon
Big Butter and Egg Man
Black and Blue
Bill Bailey
Beale Street Blues
Blue Turning Grey
Bourbon Street
Bring Me Sunshine
Buddy Boldens Blues
Bugle Boy March
Bye Bye Blues
Bye Bye Blackbird
Careless Love
Canal Street
Carry me back to Old Virginny
Chicago
Christopher Columbus
Chimes Blues
China Boy
Comes Love
Creole Jazz
Coquette
Creole Love Call
Crazy Rhythm
Delias Gone
‘Deed I Do
Dinah
Dr Jazz
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Eh La Bas
Everbody Loves My Baby
Exactly Like You
Five Foot Two
Fidgety Feet
From Monday On
Georgia On My Mind
Girl of My Dreams
Good Queen Bess
Hello Dolly
Hindustan
Home
Honeysuckle Rose
How Can You Face Me
A Hundred Years From Today
Ice Cream
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love Baby
If I Had You
It Had To Be You
I Want a Little Girl
I’ll Always Be in Love With You
I’ll See You In My Dreams
I’m Coming Virginnia
I’m Confessin’
Indiana
Its Tight Like That
I Never Knew
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
In the Sweet Bye and Bye
Isle of Capri
Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby
It Don’t Mean a Thing
It Had To Be You
Its A Sin To Tell A Lie
I’ve Found a New Baby
I Want To Be Happy
Ja Da
Jambalaya
Japanese Sandman Jeepers Creepers
Jive at Five
Just a Gigolo
Just a Closer Walk
Just a Little While
Just Squeeze Me
Keeping Out of Mischief Now
Lady Be good
Linger Awhile
Louisi-ani-A
Love Nest
Mandy, Mandy, Make Your Mind
Margie
Making Whoopee
Make Me A Pallet on the Ground
Magnolias Wedding Day
Memories of You
My Monday Date
Mood Indigo
My Blue Heaven
My Gal Sal
My Mother’s Eyes
New Orleans
Nobodies Sweetheart Now
Now Is The Hour
Oh! Baby
Old Fashioned Love
Ole Miss
On the Sunnyside of the Street
Out of Nowhere
Original Dixieland One Step
Panama
Paper Moon
Pennies From Heaven
Petit Fleur
Perdido
Please Don’t Talk About Me
Running Wild
Roses of Picardy
Rosetta
Royal Garden Blues
Saratoga Swing
Saturday Night Function
Satin Doll
Savoy Blues
Sentimental Journey
Sheik of Araby
Shine
Sister Kate
Smiles
So Do I
Someday Sweetheart
Someday You’ll Be Sorry
Some of These Days
South
Spain
Stranger on the Shore
St James Infirmary
St Louis Blues
Squeeze Me
St. Thomas
Strutting’ With Some BBQ
Summer Time
Sunday
Sway
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sweeping the Blues Away
Sweet Lorraine
Sweet Sue
S’Wonderful
Tangerine
That Da Da Strain
The Curse of an Aching Heart
That’s My Home
There’ll Be Some Changes Made
There’s Yes, Yes in Your Eyes
The World is Waiting for The Sunrise
Tiger Rag
Tin Roof Blues
Tishomingo Blues
Too Busy
Trouble in Mind
Up a Lazy River
Way Down Yonder
We Shall Walk Through the Streets of The City
When Your Dreamboat Comes Home
When You’re Smiling
Wild man Blues
Wolverine Blues
When You and I Were Young Maggie
Wonderful World
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
You Meet The Nicest People
You Took Advantage of Me
Yacht Club Swing

Reviews (1)

  • 5 out of 5

    Ian Rossiter's Party

    June 6, 2015 - 6:23 pm

    Thank you all for such great entertainment for our party. You had everyone up and dancing all night!

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