Upcoming gigs (at last!) 

Hello everyone, it's been far too long since I've added some events - but we have some coming up!  The first is a performance for the 85th Anniversary of the Casino San Clemente on Sunday, July 31.  Final details will be coming soon, but it will probably be a three hour event in their Ballroom ( which means dancing, of course).  We will also be performing for the Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association at their weekly Saturday dance on August 13... it's from 8 to 11 pm, three sets.  Again, more details soon.  We hope to see you at these events, and thank you.

More Casino Fun! 

What can I say, it was another wonderful night at the Casino San Clemente - my thanks as always to Linda Sadeghi and the staff for having us again.  We played in the West Wing room, which is where we played our first gig there, and the audience was great.  My thanks to the band - Phil and Dave, awesome as always, and our special guests Frank Lenz on drums and Bob Parins on guitar.  Indoor gigs are coming back, and I'm sure that we'll return to the Casino soon.  I'll keep you posted. Thank you!

At the Casino again! 

Yes, I'm looking forward to another appearance at The Casino San Clemente, this time as part of their Fall Jazz Series - the date is Veteran's Day, Thursday night November 11, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, two sets.  It will be held in their West Wing room, which is their concert venue but dancing will be allowed on their cement floor near the band area.  So please join us for some great swingin' jazz and some wonderful food.  I'll have my regulars Dave Eastly and Phil Krawzak, along with very special guests Bob Parins on guitar and Frank Lenz on drums.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to SC Strong, a veteran's charity in honor of Veteran's Day.   Hope to see you there!  For more information visit the Calendar section on this site or my The Swingsations page on Facebook.  Thank you!

Upcoming gigs 

Hi again - I'm pleased to announce two upcoming gigs!  The first is Tuesday night, October 12, at the Atomic Ballroom in Irvine - 9:00 - 11:30 pm, two sets.  We played there many years ago and we're very happy to be back.  I'll have my regular band plus special guest Paul Johnson on drums, an old friend from Disney days.

The second is our appearance at the Casino San Clemente for the Fall into Jazz Series, Thursday night, November 11, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, two sets.  On this one I'll have Bob Parins on guitar and Jimmy Ford on drums, plus regulars Dave and Phil.  It's always a pleasure to play at the Casino, a very appreciative audience.  I'll put up more details in the Calendar section soon.  We hope to see you at one or both of these events!

More gig news 

Hi again!  I'm happy to announce that we're doing an additional performance at Mariners Church in Irvine this weekend - in addition to Saturday night Sept. 11 from 6;30 to 7:30 pm we'll be doing another one hour show on Sunday, Sept. 12 from 12:30 - 1:30 pm.  These will both be held outdoors in the patio area next to the church service tent.  Again, these are not strictly public events, but if you are a church member please come on by.  So a nice weekend of fine music for our friends at Mariners Church - should be fun!

Gig news 

Hi again, sorry that it's been awhile between posts.  I have some good news - more performances for us this fall!  The first is a private event, a one hour performance at Mariners Church in Irvine on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.  It is for the church but if you happen to be a member there ( as some of our fans are ) please come on by.  The second is another gig for Casino San Clemente, as part of their Fall Into Jazz Series - the date is Thursday night, Nov. 11.  This is usually a two hour event, the time frame hasn't been decided yet, I will update when I know.  Hopefully we'll be able to do it indoors, as I hope the health situation has improved.  So stay tuned for more updates, and thanks as always for your support.

Another wonderful night 

I must say that every time we perform at Casino San Clemente is a real pleasure.  Thanks to Linda Sadeghi for promoting these dinner concerts and for hiring us again.  It was so nice to have the regular band together again - I hadn't seen some of them in over a year, but we sounded as if we'd never been apart.  Thanks to Phil, Tom, Dave and Bryan for your great work, and thanks to the sold out audience for their support and for their generous tips.  We even had some old dancer friends show up ( and dance! ).  Linda has plans to revive the Fall Jazz Series ( indoors ) and has other special events in mind as well - so I'm sure we'll back.  Here's hoping that we see you all again soon!

Looking forward to Saturday 

I have to say that I'm really excited about tomorrow night's gig at the Casino San Clemente - it will be so nice to have all my regular guys back together and playing for a sellout crowd ( they passed the 80 ticket mark this past week ). This will be the 25th anniversary performance, one year delayed, as we were scheduled to perform in April 2020 but it was cancelled due to the pandemic.  So we'll be playing a lot of our great tunes from all three of our recordings.  Thanks everyone for supporting us over all these years!

Back to the Casino! 

Good news - we'll be returning to the Casino San Clemente!  Things are opening up a little and they are putting on some more dates, in the hope that a regular jazz series can be scheduled soon.  The date is Saturday, June 5 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. ( two sets ).  It will be an outdoor event, held in the Rock Garden behind the Casino Building, and dinner will be available for purchase.  The best news is that I'll be able to use the full group, and I hope to have all of my regular members.  More details very soon - we hope that you can join us!

New Venmo link 

Hello everyone!  I've just set up a Venmo business account, which will allow you to purchase our three recordings, plus downloads of our latest one Still Swingin'!  I think this is an easier way to go at the moment, as I have a personal Venmo account already and it's easy to use.  I plan on fulfilling these orders directly, so if you are still needing some of our great swingin' music please contact me;

Here's the direct Venmo link:  https://account.venmo.com/u/The-Swingsations-1

For ordering inquiries please contact me here or at the band email address  swingsations@theswingsations.com

or at the Jim Ziegler or The Swingsations Facebook pages.

Thanks for your support!