WE SWING IT!! BEFORE JAZZ WENT BEBOPPIN' OUTSIDE IN THE 1940'S, IT WAS THE UPLIFTING DANCE MUSIC OF THE CLASSIC SWING ERA.
WE DO IT THE WAY ELLINGTON, GERSHWIN, PORTER, DJANGO, AND GRAPELLI WROTE THEM...LIVELY, CRISP & FUN!
DISCOVER WHY THIS MUSIC IS STILL LOVED WORLDWIDE SIXTY YEARS AFTER ITS INTRODUCTION...IT'S THE GOOD STUFF!
THE CROWD KNOWS THEY ARE IN FOR A TREAT WHEN THE BAND HITS THE STAGE DRESSED IN THEIR SHARP PERIOD THREADS, THEIR CLASSIC INSTRUMENTS GLEAMING. A FLOOD OF INTRICATE, YET DRIVING, MELODY TAKES US AWAY, SAILING ON HARMONIES FOR THE HEART, CLEVER LYRICS TICKLING THE MIND, AND A SOLID BEAT TO MOVE THE FEET. IT'S A SURPRISINGLY FULL SOUND FOR SO FEW, AND THEY ARE SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST MUSICIANS; WITH SNAPPY BURNS & ALLEN COMMENTS AND PAMELA'S TAP DANCING....
IT'S A FULL SHOW!
LET US JOIN YOU TO MAKE YOUR EVENT VERY SPECIAL!
GORDY OHLIGER, guitar, vocals and silly guy. Three times he has been awarded a touring grant from the California Arts Council. Gordy has written and performed a solo concert for National PBS television and has been a featured act at major festivals, music series, and State Fairs throughout the USA and Canada. In addition he is a song writer, studio musician, and multi-instrumentalist.
PAMELA KATHER, is a classically trained violinist who has also studied Irish and Texas style fiddling. She has had musical training at N.E. Conservatory, Berkeley School of Music, and in the British Isles. Pamela holds an MA in Music.
MARK LAVIN, stand-up acoustic bass and guitar. Continuing the tradition of his family, he is a full time professional multi-instrumental performer and instructor.
30, 45, 60 MINUTE SHOWS OR 2 HOUR CONCERTS AVAILABLE.
AVAILABLE AS A DUO OR AS A TRIO