"JB SCOTT'S SWINGIN' ALLSTARS!" THe Best in New Orleans/Chicago Swing Style Dixieland!
“JB SCOTT’S SWINGIN’ ALLSTARS”
With JB Scott/trumpet , Lisa Kelly/vocals, Ken Calhoun/guitar & banjo, Dave Steinmeyer/trombone, Jim Snyder/clarinet, John Chapman/bass & Eric Mason/drums
This high level group of pros has been earning quite a huge following of devout regional to national/international fans! Dedicated to playing Chicago Swing /New Orleans style Jazz in a highly entertaining, musical, and spirited fashion, the group is led by the flamboyant, virtuoso trumpeter, JB Scott, former musical director of the world famous Dukes of Dixieland, the group also features an "allstar" cast of the DownBeat Magazine award winning vocalist Lisa Kelly, well-known for her rich, smooth tone and swinging delivery of lyric, energetic & highly musical banjo/guitarist Paul Scvarda, legendary trombonist Dave Steinmeyer, formally with the renowned Airmen of Note, popular clarinetist Jim Snyder, also a former Dukes of Dixieland group member, highly respected bassist John Chapman, who swings as hard as they come, and drummer Eric Mason, an excellently grooving interpreters of jazz. JB Scott’s Swingin’ Allstars has a broad, versatile repertoire that includes tributes to the classics from the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1940’s to well-penned original songs; from the style of Louis Armstrong’s Allstars, New Orleans Traditional, Chicago Style, and even a bit of Big Band Swing, with influences that include Louis Armstrong, Clark Terry, Ruby Braff, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Lee Wiley, Peggy Lee, Eddie Condon, Trummy Young, and Kenny Davern. To quote Bill Harding, a long-time fan and follower of the group, “JB Scott’s Swingin’ Allstars is a real wealth of experienced, creative musicianship in one fantastically entertaining group!” And to quote Brian Harvey, The Hot Jazz Channel, October 2008, website: http://www.radiojazz.co.uk, “Her Ella” like scat is really impressive .. his versatile style enables him to swing like crazy! This is a highly entertaining exciting band that – on the evidence of this CD (“Just Swingin’!”), can please a wide variety of audiences. I can’t wait to see them in the UK - they’re really refreshing!"