Very little amplification is used due to the acoustic nature of the instruments, resulting in a magnificent sound which is clean and pure and which comes directly from the instruments, versus a modern-day setup where most of the instruments are milked and the sound is aimed at the audience through large speakers.  The result is an authentic, three-dimensional listening and dancing experience performed by a true "orchestra."       

The music of the Swing Era was extremely diverse, such that there was never a dull moment on the dance floor.  Bands took music from many other genres and made them swing.  For example, Harry James' Ciribiribin begins with a waltz, Glenn Miller's Moonlight Serenade is a classic romantic ballad for slow dancing, Benny Goodman's Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen includes a Klezmer interlude, and the jungle beat drum rhythms of Sing Sing Sing bring out the crazy in everyone.  The Beantown Swing Orchestra takes the best from each of these bands to create a mix of tunes that is musically more interesting than anything that has come out since the Swing Era. 




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