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Swingadelic

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Swingadelic

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  • Genre: Jazz, Jazz - Big Band, Blues
  • Instrument: Guitar, Bass - Acoustic, Drums, Trumpet, Trumpet - Flugelhorn, Vocals, Trombone, Saxophone - Baritone, Saxophone - Alto, Saxophone - Tenor, Piano
  • E-Mail: mediamixent@aol.com
  • Web Site: Here
  • Location: Hoboken, NJ

Swingadelic began in 1998 as the neo-swing movement was cresting.  Upright bassist Dave Post gathered his jazz & blues playing friends together to play engagements at New York City's Supper Club, Swing 46, and Windows on the World, the former restaurant atop the World Trade Center.  As the swing scene waned, the band was able to turn to swing dance group concerts, festivals, schools, and private engagements to keep active. 

Swingadelic has performed at Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing, NJPAC, and at many festivals, including Bele Chere (Ashville, NC), MusikFest (Allentown, PA), the CD 109 Jazz & Blues Festival (Red Bank, NJ), and the Sanofi-Aventis JazzFest (Madison, NJ).

The band plays about 100 dates per year and has traveled from Maine to Atlanta.  Swingadelic has maintained a residency for four years at Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ, where it performs every other Monday as a ten piece "little big band."  The group often plays for many regional Swing Dance Societies and performs as a quintet doing a Duke Ellington program in Hudson County (NJ) schools.

Swingadelic has released four CD's.  The most recent, consisting of all original material composed by band members, came out in September of 2007.  These CD's have gathered worldwide radio play and reviews in jazz and blues publications such as Jazz Times and All About Jazz.

 

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