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Bio

The L.A. Swing Barons are a 14-piece big band inspired by the vibrant dance halls of the 1930s swing era.  Based in Los Angeles, we aim to play the energetic music of bands like the Count Basie Orchestra, Duke Ellington, Andy Kirk, and others that shaped the golden age of swing.

Last year was very busy for us with regular performances throught L.A. and O.C., as well as a three-week cross-country summer tour where we played 10 shows in 8 cities including New York City, Chicago, Kansas City, Cleveland, and more. We have played many venues and festivals throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, Central California, and the San Francisco Bay Area.  Our first studio album entitled Kansas City Stride was released in late 2017.

Our band consists of a full rhythm and horn section, as well as vocalists that capture the spirit of Jimmy Rushing and Billie Holiday.  Our standard configuration includes a vocalist, 4 saxophones, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, drums, bass, piano, and guitar.

Personnel

Reeds:
Liam Robertson 
Josh Jerome  
Chris Cockrill 
Tanner Olivas

Trombones
Daniel Walls
Sam Gonzalez

Trumpets
Adam Gerling 
Tim Mathiesen
Ryan Deweese

Rhythm
Clayton Bigs - Drums 
Andrei Kvapil - Bass 
Casey "CH" McCoy - Piano 
Chris Alcala - Guitar 

Vocals:  
Terrence Taylor

Booking

For booking or other inquiries, visit our Book Us page or send us an email at laswingbarons@gmail.com.

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