Blue Sky 5
Martini mix..check. Ice..check. Hors d'oeuvres..check. Party favors...check. Music...music? If you've given up on DJ's that play mostly modern dance music, and don't feel like shuffling through your own CDs to get the classic sounds of Count Basie and Frank Sinatra, then let Blue Sky 5 provide the perfect musical backdrop during your party or corporate event.
The band’s repertoire consists of songs made popular by Count Basie, Nat Cole, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Fats Waller, along with tunes by other swing era artists.
Not just a repertoire band, Blue Sky 5 performs original songs written by Craig Gildner and arranged by the musicians that capture the era's style and sizzle. It's sole mission: to keep live swing music thriving for generations to come..and have a ball doing it!
Though well known as the Lindy hopper's delight, the band can play chamber jazz and soft standards acoustically while your guests mingle and converse. If there is dancing involved, they have several slow to medium tempo tunes for fox trot and other social dances.
Whether it's black tie or business attire, the band will look sharp and sound fabulous. And naturally, if you're doing a swing themed party, suspenders, wing tips and vintage ties will be the order of the day. If your guests are an adventurous bunch, they can provide all levels of swing dance instruction from top dancers in the area.