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Bands

From classic swing of the 30's & 40's,"Drivin' Rhythm And Blues" to sultry & soulful blues, RSDN features the most danceable and talented bands and musicians in Rochester and beyond. Click on on an image to go to each band's website; check them out and come dance with us when they visit!


John Cole Blues Band
(Rochester)
We've loved dancing to their music - They groove, they swing, they "know how to do it" - a great band for all swing dancers! [Website]
The Coupe de Villes
(Rochester)
Drivin' Rhythm And Blues - They blend pure emotion of Chicago blues with the driving power of rock. The result is a hot mix of passionate vocals, rock solid rhythm, and scorching, yet tasteful solos! [Website]
Janet Beaman & TeNaj
(Rochester)
Sultry & souful jazz stylist Janet Beaman, backed by a tight combo of the area's coolest sidemen! [Website]
Phill Freeman & the Best
(Rochester)
Renowned vocalist Phill Freeman, backed up by a combo Rochesterís hottest jazz men! This guy has an amazing voice, and these cats can really swing! [Website]
Jon Seiger & the All-Stars
(Rochester)
Jon Seiger can sing & sound just like Louis Armstrong, but that's just the icing on the cake. This band of seasoned, multi-talented jazz musicians can really swing - 3 horns - and they all sing too! A great band to dance to... [Website]
Bobby Henrie & the Goners
(Rochester)
Rarefied jazz swing from Rochester's legendary red-hot trio! Vintage rock-n-roll, 30's & 40's swing tunes, played by a tight threesome with a superbly danceable beat! Virtuoso guitar, throbbing rhythm section, smooth vocals!
Steve Greene & the White Hots
(Rochester)
Bringing together Rochester greats from the blues & jazz worlds in an innovative instrumental quartet: Steve Greene, guitar, Alex Disljenkovic, guitar; Tom Hanney, harmonicas; Ted Mosher, bass. [Website]
Diana Leigh & Crazy Rhythm
(Ithaca)
Featuring the sultry vocal styling of Ms. Diana Leigh, this band - a favorite of dancers all over the Northeast - serves up swing as hot as it comes, and blues as cool as you want it! And she can dance like nobodyís business! [Website]
The HotFoot Club
(Ithaca)
The inimitable Dave Davies, mega-musician & versatile vocalist, brings Ithaca's hottest swing musicians to Rochester - incredibly danceable newest CD, "Don't Ever Say Goodbye" [Website]
Dee Specker & Tres' Swing
(Ithaca)
Grammy nominated vocalist and fiddler Dee Specker (Swingsation) and incomparable guitarist Bobby Henrie (The Goners) Team up with Rhythm Kings Doug Henrie (The Henrie Brothers Stringband & Woody Guthrie Tour) on acoustic upright bass and Michael Wellen (Swingsation & The Hotfoot Club ) on drums. This musical ensemble presents classic swing standards of the 30's and 40's ...plus! a rarified selection of vintage string gypsy jazz par excellence.
Tom Knight & the Blue Moon
(Ithaca)
Hot horns, cool guitars & stellar vocal harmonies - Everybody's favorite music - vintage swing & rock with a tight dance groove! [Website]
Seaway Swing
(Watertown)
From Watertown, NY, the real thing, a band that captures the heart & soul of authentic, vintage swing!
Peter Davis & Lindy Hop Heaven
(Saratoga Springs)
The band that brings the house down when it plays for dancers from coast to coast - five of the most talented musicians you'll ever hope to hear, playing classic swing as if they invented it! [Website]
Teresa Broadwell's Thrivin' on a Riff
(Albany)
Albany's Queen of Swing & her premier 6 piece swing band, featuring favorites from the 30's & 40's, interpreted with new danceable energy! Their new CD features a swanky collection of Broadwell's cool & sassy vocals. [Website]
The Jivewires
(Ottawa)
This high energy Ottawa 7 piece swing band has the joint jumpin' with original electrifying music rooted in 40's & 50's in jump blues style: 3 tours of Britain, 2 CD's, 1 hot band! [Website]
City Rhythm
(Philadelphia)
This amazing band from Philadelphia brings the house down when they play here! Sizzling horns, a smokin' rhythm section, dynamite arrangements, plus aspirited vocaists - absolutely not to be missed! [Website]
Lesley Byers & The Jazz Cats
(Chicago)
One of Chicago's hottest swing bands! Lesley Byers is a fabulous vocalist & high energy entertainer. The Jazz Cats' snazzy arrangements of vintage gems & hometown blues are upbeat, danceable and extremely entertaining! [Website]
The Boilermakers with Jenny Luvv
(Pittsburgh)
An amazing band from Pittsburgh - with fabulous vocalist Jenny Luvv. A showcase of incredible talent & musicianship, this band is a favorite on the swing scene for their authentic & unique renditions of 20's & 30's hot swing! [Website]

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