Founded in 1995, The Swingsations are dedicated to performing the very best in Classic Jazz, Swing, and novelty tunes from the 1920's to the 1940's. Led by trumpeter and vocalist Jim Ziegler, the band has performed throughout the Southern California area, delighting audiences with their hot and happy rhythm. Their performance credits include nightclub appearances at the Derby in Los Angeles ( 1999 - 2002) and at the Argyle Hotel ( 2003-04); Park Concerts for the cities of Lakewood, Yucaipa, Temecula, and Alhambra; Jazz Festival appearances at Big Bear (1998-2000), Sacramento (1996), and Sun Valley, Idaho (1997); and performing at the Casino San Clemente's Fall Jazz Series (2015) and Summer Jazz Series (2018). In addtion, they have performed at numerous weddings and special events.
The band has released three recordings - Swing That Music (1999), Swingers and Novelties (2006), and their latest recording Still Swingin'! (2018). All are available on CDBaby.com.
The other members of the band are Phil Krawzak on tenor saxophone and clarinet; Tom Hynes on acoustic guitar; Dave Eastly on string bass and vocals; and Bryan Taylor on drums. Fine musicians all, they work together to create a swingin' group sound. The three part harmonies with Jim and Dave on vocals and Phil on clarinet is unique to the group and is wonderful to hear!
Please check us out if you're ever in the Los Angeles area. And if you're planning an event, make it a "swingin' affair" with The Swingsations!