After Midnight - Swing Band | Denver, Colorado

(3 Reviews)5.0
Country: United States
Based In: Denver, Colorado
Performs: Worldwide
From: $1500 - $10000+
Colorado's Premier Swing Band, featuring the music of Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Nat King Cole, and more! For over 20 years, this sextet had entertained audiences young and old. It's toe-tapping and fun-loving times for dancers, listeners, and jazzers alike!
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Show Description

The Benny Goodman Sextet is widely regarded as the best small jazz group of all time. Our sound and style is modeled after that remarkable band but with a sophisticated and modern vibe. Our hard driving swing is refreshing and infectious, inspiring dancers and bringing toe-tapping joy to listeners of all ages. This music is incredibly difficult to play and we enjoy making it look and sound effortless.
Our repertoire incorporates music from Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, and Lionel Hampton to Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and Tony Bennett. You'll hear great swing music recently made popul ...

Set-List

Here is just a sampling of the songs we play:
A Foggy Day
A Smooth One
A Taste of Honey
AC-DC Current
After You've Gone
Air Mail Special
All Blues
All of Me
Apple Honey
As Long As I Live
At Last
Autumn Leaves
Avalon
Begin the Beguine
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
Benny's Bugle
Blue Room
Blues in the Night
Body and Soul
Caldonia
Calypso Blues
Campbell Zoop
Caravan
Cherokee
Choo Choo Ch' Boogie
Clarinade
Comes Love
Cottontail
Dance Me to the End of Love
Diga Diga Doo
Dinah
Dizzy Spells
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Early Autumn
Edelweiss
Ex ...

Biography

Our six professional musicians are among the best in the world. They have:
--over 200 years of professional experience
--played over 14,000 gigs
--appeared on some 600 recordings
--worked with over 60 bands
--performed in nearly every US state and many countries
The band has:
--played over 500 gigs
--recorded 8 CDs
--sold nearly 4,000 CDs

Reviews     (3 Reviews)

After Midnight - Swing Band - Denver, Colorado Event Location: Denver, CO Event Type: Concert 28th December 2017
I have been hiring After Midnight for a decade and a half and they just keep getting better with time! The quality of musicians in the band is second to none! Roger’s impeccable clarinet virtuosity, Mike McCullough’s smooth vocals, Bijou Barbosa’s fabulous, rhythmic string bass, Jim Moore’s infectious rhythm on the drums, Jerry Weiss’ impeccable improvisation on the piano and Rick Weingarten’s ever energetic vibraphone playing all make for an exceptional evening of incredible music! I have hired over 200 acts in the last 19 years and After Midnight is definitely the top for talent, professionalism, value and enjoyment!"
Reviewed by: Concordia on the Lake
After Midnight - Swing Band - Denver, Colorado Event Location: Evergreen, CO Event Type: Jazz Fesstival 24th July 2016
"(After Midnight) has been one of our most popular acts for as many years as they have appeared at Evergreen. Excellent musicians, they play the Goodman-Shaw-Herman style small group tunes, but they also cover a wide variety of swing genres beyond the expected repertoire of clarinet-vibe combos: a little bit of Latin, a little bit of "cocktail pop," a little bit of blues. The band is thoroughly professional, making them a pleasure to work with."
Reviewed by: Festival director
After Midnight - Swing Band - Denver, Colorado Event Location: Opus 1/2 CD Event Type: Print Review 1st August 2007
"After Midnight has its roots buried deep in the Benny Goodman Sextet tradition. Same instrumentation - clarinet, vibraphone, piano, guitar, bass and drums - and arrangements that echo those of the BG six. Playing Goodman-based charts can be fraught with peril unless you have skilled musicians in every chair. After Midnight does."
Reviewed by: The American Rag

Experience

We have worked together for over 20 years, playing over 500 gigs, and releasing 8 CDs. We've played at every major venue and event in Colorado and several festivals nationwide. Here are some of the venues we've played:
1515 Market, Denver, CO
20 Mile House, Aurora, CO
Adams Country Fairgrounds, Brighton, CO
Adams County Regional Park, Brighton, CO
Adams Mark Hotel, Denver, CO
Alamogordo Public Library, Alamogordo, NM
Alto, Denver, CO
American Legion Post # 6, Cheyenne, WY
Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO
Argyll Gastro Pub, Denver, CO
Arrowhead Country Club, Rapid City, SD ...

Previous Clients

5 Star Talent and Entertainment
7dancers
Alto
Alzheimer's Association
Arapahoe Community College
American Vernacular Dance
Apex Park and Recreation
Aurora Senior Center
Aurora Town Center
Avalon Ballroom
AXS Group
Bijou Springs Hunt
Black Forest Community Hall
Bling Entertainment and Events
Bohemian Nights
Boulder International Film Festival
Brighton Armory
Brighton Economic Development Corp
Brookdale Senior Living
Burlington Colorado
Caffe Sole
Capital City Jazz Festival
Carbon Valley Music Festival
Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities
CASA of Pueblo
Castle Pines ...

Suitable for

Wedding Reception Entertainment Birthday Party Entertainment Private Parties Corporate Events Cocktail Receptions Product Launches Trade Shows Christmas Party Events Gala Dinners Jewish Weddings After Dinner Entertainment Swing Dances Dances Concerts Jazz Festivals Jazz Parties House Parties Funerals Cruise Ships

Additional Information

Stage map available on request.
We travel wherever the airlines go, but it does help with baggage costs if you can provide local equipment.


Virtual Services Offer

Online show

We have done several virtual shows over the years, including pre-recorded videos and live streams! We have professional audio and video equipment to broadcast our show from Denver Colorado to anywhere in the world. We can stream to a number of platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, or your private site. Just let us know what you have in mind and we'll be glad to help!

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