The full White Heat Swing Orchestra is a nationally known hot swing band that is a music landmark for visitors to the Boston area. It has recorded for Warner Brothers, Walt Disney Motion Pictures, backed up Norah Jones, Tony Bennett, Cab Calloway, Lou Rawls in concert, and won Boston Magazine's "Best Dance Band" award. In addition to energetic swing music, WHSO also plays Rhythm and Blues and Motown, Sinatra and salsa. It was the house band at the legendary Roxy in Boston where it performed for near 2 million patrons over a four year run.
White Heat Swing Sextet for smaller events.
video is available online at https://vimeo.com/25437460 at the Boston Harbor Hotel.
The White Heat Prohibition Orchestra/Charles River Stompers is the New Orleans style Dixieland and Traditional Jazz arm of the White Heat Swing Orchestra. It is a truly all-star group that consists of the premier practitioners of that idiom on a national level who happen to live in the Boston area. It is featured at Great Gatsby, Speakeasy, 1920s Tradition Jazz events. Leader, Craig Ball, recently toured with the famous Bob Crosby’s Bob Cats. It played the Red Sox opening day of Fenway Park in Kenmore Square for a number of years running, corporate parties and a variety of college events.
Weddings: White Heat Swing Orchestra’s unique four-to-the-floor high energy swing style has made it a hit with college and university dancers. Literally millions have danced to White Heat as the house band at the Roxy in Boston. Parents and grandparents appreciate its recognizable swing era ballads. Wedding reception clients include members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Rockefellers, movie stars, and international and political luminaries. WHSO is on the recommended list at historic mansions such as the Lyman Estate and the Gamble Mansion, the Wequassett Inn, and the Chatham Bars Inn. WHSO also plays Rhythm and Blues, Motown and Sinatra and Salsa.
Colleges and Universities:
The White Heat Swing Orchestra is a nationally known classic American hot swing band, Glen Miller, Benny Goodman arrangements and Gershwin and Cole Porter and Sinatra. The White Heat Swing Orchestra does proms and major events for colleges and prep schools, most recently Harvard Eliot House spring fete and Deerfield Academy graduation several years running, also most of the Boston area universities, Boston College, Tufts MIT, Gordon College, Salve Regina College et al. WHSO has always been popular with younger audiences, in particular because of its four-to-the-floor high energy swing era music. Mixed age groups appreciate its recognizable swing era tunes. WHSO also plays Motown and Rhythm & Blues and occasionally works with a DJ. WHSO was the house band at the Roxy in Boston where it played for nearly two million patrons over a four year period in the early 1990s. WHSO also plays Motown and Rhythm & Blues and often works alternating sets with a DJ. I will email you some music tracks and photos and would be delighted to discuss some options that might be possible for your event.
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