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:

For ordering inquiries please contact me here or at the band email address

or at the Jim Ziegler or The Swingsations Facebook pages.

Thanks for your support!

Thankful for a great gig 

Yes, it was a fun gig at the Casino San Clemente last Saturday night - we had an audience of 42 people outdoors and they were very appreciative, giving us a very generous tip at the end.  Despite the cool weather the crowd hung in there.  I want to thank Tom Hynes and Dave Eastly for their fine musical support on this trio gig ( I wish I could have used the full group, but  budget and health restrictions wouldn't allow it ).  Also a big thank you to Linda Sadeghi and the staff at the Casino for being terrific hosts and for all their help - so nice to work for them!  We wish them continued success in keeping music alive, and hope to be back again.  Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!

Casino gig coming up! 

Yes, a real gig is coming up this Saturday night - I'm so happy to be able to perform again.  We'll be at The Casino San Clemente as part of the Dinner Under The Stars Series, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. November 21.  This will be a trio gig due to budget and health/distancing restrictions ( think of it as "The Mini Swingsations" ), and I'm pleased to have regular members Tom Hynes on guitar and Dave Eastly on bass and vocals with me.  We'll be outside in the garden due to the recent health directive changes - it may be a little cool, but between the great food and our music we'll do our best to keep you all warm:)  Tickets are still available, and we hope that you'll consider joining us and help keep jazz music alive during these trying times.  Check out the calendar section here, or my Facebook page ( The Swingsations ).  Thank you!

At last - a gig! 

Yes, we will be performing again, and I'm very happy to be doing so.  We'll be at The Casino San Clemente on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 7:00-9:00 pm, as part of the Dinner Under The Stars At The Casino series.  It's a socially distanced event, with good food and our great music.  I'll be doing it with a trio version of my group, due to budget and health restrictions.  I'm happy to say that my regulars Tom Hynes and Dave Eastly will be there.  we hope that you can join us!  For more information please visit the calendar section here or my Facebook page The Swingsations.  Thank you!

Checking in again 

Hello again, sorry that it's been awhile.  I hope that all of you are well and staying positive while we wait out this crisis.  With no gigs to play, I'll continue to post videos of myself playing some of my favorite tunes.  I'm posting them first on my Facebook page (Jim Ziegler) and then to the band page (The Swingsations), but am also posting them here in the Photo/Video section.  I hope that you enjoy them, and I look forward to the day when I and the band can perform for you again.  Thanks, and take care.