ABOUT THE SWING LEGACY

This unique, acclaimed septet, led by pianist Henry "thins" Francis and featuring vocalist Debby Larkin, presents the polish, heat, and energy of the great swing big-bands. The Swing Legacy is essentially a little big band. Their exciting original arrangements produce a big-band sound and make the group sound larger than six pieces. Their personnel consist of Boston's finest and most experienced swing jazz musicians.

The Swing Legacy's music is both great dance music and interesting concert jazz, and they function professionally both as a concert jazz ensemble and a dance band.  They have played throughout New England for innumerable wedding receptions, private parties, swing dances, jazz concerts, corporate events, and fund-raisers.  Their CDs have received many complimentary reviews, and two songs have been used in national TV spots and network TV shows.

Their repertoire concentrates on classic big-band swing, including many Duke Ellington and Count Basie numbers. The Swing Legacy is widely known for its impeccable musicianship and powerful swinging beat — they swing mightily!

 

 

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