Swingadelic began in 1998 as the neo-swing movement was cresting. Upright bassist Dave Post gathered his jazz & blues playing friends together to play engagements at New York City's Supper Club, Swing 46 and Windows On The World, the former restaurant atop of the World Trade Center. As the swing scene waned the band was able to turn to swing dance groups, concerts, festivals, schools and private engagements to keep active.
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Swingadelic has performed at Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing, NJPAC, and at many festivals, including Bele Chere (Ashville NC), MusikFest (Allentown PA) the CD 109 Jazz & Blues Festival (Red Bank, NJ) and the sanofi-aventis JazzFest (Madison NJ).
The band plays about 100 dates per year and has traveled from Maine to Atlanta. Swingadelic has maintained a residency for six years at Swing 46 in NYC where it performs every other Monday as a ten piece "little big band."
Swingadelic has seven CDs and has been recording for the ZOHO Music label since 2011. Swingadelic CDs have been in the JazzWeek Radio charts top thirty and garnered many critically acclaimed reviews in jazz publications such as Jazz Times and All About Jazz.
Our newest ZOHO release (April 2017) is called "Mercerville" a collection of songs written by the legendary Johnny Mercer who was not only an iconic figure as a lyricist and composer for the American Songbook, but he was a celebrity and entertainer throughout the 40's and 50's, with a popular radio show during the war years had gigs with a lot of the big bands of the era, hit records of his own and winner of four Academy Awards for Best Song as well as two Grammys for Song of the Year.
Swingadelic performs every Monday night at Swing 46, NYC's premier dinner dance venue on Restaurant Row, 349 West 46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. Comfortable banquette seating, a nice dance floor and stage with a baby grand piano is the order of the day, all complimented by great cocktails and food served by a handsome and talented staff. There is a free dance lesson every night. Tourists, dancers and music lovers all mingle to create a warm & vibrant vibe.
We enjoy playing this venue with a ten piece band that includes John Bauers/piano and vocals, Paul Pizzuti/drums, Audrey Welber, Michael Weisberger and John DiSanto/saxes, Carlos Francis and David Neves/trumpets and Rob Edwards and Alex Jeun on trombones. Lots of guest singers and musicians show up and it is not uncommon for your wait person or bartender to come up for a song.