The Boilermaker Jazz Band
With their unique brand of musical Americana and hot jazz revelry, the Boilermaker Jazz Band interprets the great American song book in their own unique fashion, bringing the sounds of the jazz age and swing era back to life. From concert halls, festival stages and dances, to elegant soirees, weddings and corporate events, listeners and dancers agree — with their infectious beat and enthusiasm this band can make any crowd move! Leading the Boilermaker Jazz Band on clarinet and vocals is Paul Cosentino, a full-time bandleader/performer who founded the band in 1988 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He is constantly searching for more tunes to add to the band’s classic jazz repertoire — you’ll hear something different every time! Paul plays an antique Albert system clarinet giving him a wonderfully distinctive sound. The band also features fabulous female singer Jennifer McNulty who will thrill you with her smooth and sultry vocal stylings. From bar room ballads and not-so-standard standards to hot and bubblin’ swing, Jennifer’s performances add a touch of sophistication to the Boilermaker ensemble. The Boilermaker Jazz Band has performed at major venues throughout the world- including Lincoln Center Midsummer Night’s Swing and the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, Smithsonian Institute and the International Lindy Hop Championships in Washington DC, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Chicago Summer Dance, The Edinburgh International Festival in Scotland, and the Jeju Island Swing Festival in Korea.
Burning Caravan is a Cincinnati-based four piece gypsy jazz and swing instrumental and vocal ensemble performing songs of Django Reinhardt, Sidney Bechet, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Dan Hicks, Pokey LeFarge and others. The Burning Caravan was formed in 2008 by Paul Gibby, who moved to Germany in 2016. Initially called ‘The Hot Club of Terrace Park,’ the band hosted and facilitated regular gypsy jazz jam sessions Wednesdays at the Dilly Café in Mariemont. The band was soon renamed ‘The Burning Caravan’ and has been performing regularly in the Cincinnati jazz scene. In September 2016, Cincy Magazine named ‘The Burning Caravan at Japp’s’ #6 on their Best of the City list. To keep things fresh, the band draws from a deep bench of talented guitarists and other musicians from the Cincinnati music scene. Current members are: Chris Miller, trumpet, vocals and percussion, Mike Barrett, guitar and vocals, Sylvain Archer, lead guitars and vocals, Bart Johnson, bass and vocals.
The Jazz Coasters
The Jazz Coasters are Cincinnati's premiere swing dance band. They bring the party to the dance floor with a blend of vintage swing, New Orleans Jazz, and pop covers. The Jazz Coasters perform regularly at private and public events throughout the region. Notable performances include The Cincinnati Lindy Society, SwinGallery, CincyHop 2017, Jingle Bal 2017, Miami Oxford Swing Syndicate, NAMI Southwest Ohio "Jazz, Joy, and a Starry Night", Molly Malones Covington's Repeal Day Party, and the Greenhills Summer Concert Series. The Jazz Coasters were formed in January of 2017 by band leader and trumpet player, Erin Fitzpatric, and is comprised of some of Cincinnati's most in demand musicians. The band first got their start hosting swing dances on Sunday afternoons at Urban Artifact in Northside, Cincinnati. After partnering with some of the best dance instructors in the Greater Cincinnati swing dancing community, attendance began to boom at the band's bi-weekly shows at Urban Artifact.