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Looking for that classic big band sound or to have that swinging feel at your wedding or event? Check out Cincinnati's and the Tri-State's area hottest bands that can bring all of that to you And more!

Please visit the bands websites and email them about availability and pricing.
Don't forget you can have instructors to teach at your event too!
The Midwestern Swing Band

The Midwestern Swing is a Cincinnati based band inspired by the great Western Swing bands of the 40s, 50s & 60s coupled with a reverence for the Queen City's historic contribution to country music. Steeped in country, jazz and a love for song, The Midwestern Swing is equal parts tradition and modernity.

The Midwestern Swing's sound centers around the dual lead melody lines of the steel guitar and the "standard"guitar that are held together by "four the bar" rhythm guitar. The groups's repertoire features tight arrangements from the classic Western Swing and Great American Songbooks.

themidwesternswing.com
Ricky Nye Inc


RICKY NYE (Rick Neiheisel) was born in Cincinnati in 1956, and was bitten by the music bug at the age of five. Upon his return to the area in 1979, his musical journeys on piano, organ & accordion have taken him through jazz, funk, rock & roll (years 1979-1985 with legendary cult faves The Raisins), country, zydeco, New Orleans styles, boogie woogie & blues (three years with the late Big Ed Thompson)- knowledge which has landed him on countless recording sessions and as accompanist to renown blues artists such as James Harman, Junior Watson, Jason Ricci, Francine Reed and Darrell Nulisch. Besides leading two groups, RICKY NYE & THE RED HOTS (winners of BEST BLUES BAND in the Cincinnati Enquirer's 2001 CAMMY awards) and his trio RICKY NYE INC. (formerly The Swingin' Mudbugs, the band behind Ricky's 1998 release "Piano Is Fun!" and 2003's "Quick 'N' Dirty"), Ricky performs in solo settings (winning BEST SOLO ACT in the 2001 & 2002 CAMMY Awards, along with BEST BLUES/R&B INSTRUMENTALIST in 2002 CAMMYS, and BEST BLUES/R&B ARTIST in the 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2010 & 2013 CEA Awards held by CityBeat Magazine), in duet settings with upright bass or drums, and with vocalists extraordinaire Bekah Williams & Dottie Warner. Since 1996, Ricky has been a regular performer on the Arches Boogie Stage at the Queen City Blues Fest, which put him in association and friendships with some of the finest blues and boogie pianists from around the world, such as Fabrice Eulry (Paris); Lluis Coloma (Barcelona) ; Chris Conz (Switzerland): Joerg Hegemann (Germany); Julien Brunetaud (Paris); Renaud Patigny (Brussels); Martijn Schok (Netherlands); Eric-Jan Overbeek a.k.a. Mr. Boogie Woogie (Netherlands); Julian Phillips (U.K.); Michael Pewny (Vienna); Silvan Zingg (Switzerland); and Jean-Paul Amouroux (Paris), who have all hosted Ricky for their international boogie woogie festivals and touring dates. Since 1998, Ricky has been the producer of the annual BLUES & BOOGIE PIANO SUMMIT, from which CDs have been released from the years 1999-2010.

Www.rickynye.com
Mickey James and the Queen City Crew

Mickey James & his Queen City Crew is a high-energy, 6-piece band whose nostalgic look and sound will entertain music lovers of all ages, providing the perfect combination of Classic and Contemporary Swing, Jazz, R&B, blues, rock and roll, and many other styles.
This powerhouse band provides a youthful flair to the classic sounds of, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darrin, as well as the more contemporary sounds of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Michael Buble, and so much more!
Notable past performances include Belterra Casino, Great American Ballpark, and the Cincinnati Lindy Society.
A music lover & swing dancers fantasy band… You can't go wrong with "The Crew!"
Swingtime Big Band

Swingtime is a full-size big band consisting of rhythm, sax, trombone, and trumpet sections with vocalists. Our repertoire includes the swing classics, smooth jazz, big band, ballads, waltzes, and Broadway.

Www.swingtimebigband.com
The Hot Magnolias

The Hot Magnolias creates a unique blend of New Orleans-style traditional jazz and Bourbon Street funk to keep crowds engaged and moving. We'd love to bring our Second-Line street parade to your party and provide an authentic NOLA experience.

Formed in the summer of 2013, The Hot Magnolias quickly became a downtown Cincinnati favorite with some three-dozen performances and over 600 Facebook followers. We celebrated the 2014 New Year to a sold-out room at Arnold's Bar and Grill, led the BockFest parade, and play weekly happy hour gigs at Japp's - Since 1879, in OTR. The Hot Magnolia's upcoming performances from Lexington to Akron include private weddings, a 30th anniversary party, multiple OTR events, Second Sunday on Main, street festivals and PaddleFest to name just a few. New album available for free download on our Band Camp page linked above.

The Hot Magnolia's talented eight-member group includes vocals, a horn section, banjo, electric guitar, drums, bass, and keyboards. Collectively the group has decades of experience performing at festivals, concert halls, and special events throughout the United States and abroad. We bring a professional party atmosphere and frankly; we put on a great show! Your party won't regret having us.

thehotmagnolias.bandcamp.com
Monday Night Big Band

THE MONDAY NIGHT BIG BAND WAS FORMED OUT OF AN ADULT COMMUNITY BAND AND HAS SURVIVED AND THRIVED FAR BEYOND THE COMMUNITY GROUP. OUR BAND IS A FULL 17 PIECE SWING BAND WITH VOCALIST, BASED IN SOUTHWEST OHIO AND HEADQUARTERED IN ANDERSON AND CLERMONT COUNTIES. WE ARE IN DEMAND ALL OVER THE TRI STATE AREA AND S W OHIO FOR A VARIETY OF DANCES AND OTHER ENGAGEMENTS.

WE HAVE AN EXTENSIVE LIBRARY OF VARIOUS KINDS OF DANCE MUSIC AND RHYTHMS, BOTH SWING AND LATIN. WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT THE GREAT AMERICAN SONG BOOK, WITH EQUAL ABILITIES TO PERFORM BOTH CONTEMPORARY AND TRADITIONAL SWING TUNES, AS WELL AS A VARIETY OF JAZZ COMPOSITIONS. FOR THREE YEARS, WE WERE THE OTHER BAND AT THE BLUE WISP IN DOWNTOWN CINCINNATI. WE PERFORMED BOTH DANCE, SWING, AND JAZZ COMPOSITIONS.

NOW IN OUR TWENTY FIFTH YEAR, THE MONDAY NIGHT BIG BAND HAS PERFORMED EVERYWHERE IN THE TRI STATE AREA AND BEYOND ….FOR DANCES, RECPETIONS, BANQUETS, FUND RAISERS, WEDDINGS, AND EVENTS OF ALL KINDS. WE HAVE LIKELY THE LARGEST SWING LIBRARY OF MATERIAL WITHIN 150 MILES AND PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS WHO CAN PERFORM IT WELL.

WE REGULARLY WORK WITH CLIENTS TO CAREFULLY PREPARE A PROGRAM OF JUST THE RIGHT MUSIC AND TEMPOS TO FIT THE OCCASION. PUT OUR EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND AND MUSICAL ABILITIES TO WORK FOR YOU BY CONTACTING BOB HINKLIN AT 513-532-7389. MEANWHILE, CHECK US OUT OF FACEBOOK AND ON OUR WEBSITE TO HEAR SOME TUNES

WWW.MONDAYNIGHTBIGBNAD.COM