The White Heat Swing Orchestra is nationally acclaimed as one of hottest swing bands in the country today. WHSO was a major pioneer in the revival of swing and lindy in the 90's. It performed for nearly two million fans at Boston nightclub, the Roxy, over four years, and was the first swing big band to receive Boston Magazine's “Best Dance Band” award. It backed up Tony Bennett and Cab Calloway at the Roxy, and recorded for Warner Brothers and Walt Disney Pictures for the blockbuster movie, Dick Tracy. CBS News Tonight described leader, Craig Ball, as a “kind of Benny Goodman for the decade”. Grammy Award winner, Norah Jones was the guest vocalist with WHSO at Lincoln Center, NYC.

WHSO is neither a nostalgia group nor a blues band dressed up as a swing group. It is staffed with nationally recognized jazz and swing musicians, features great solos, and infuses a millennial energy into its four-to-the-floor 1940s beat. It is most popular at under grad dances, including Harvard, Boston College, Brandeis, MIT and others. Gordon College has attended Swing City en mass to dance to the White heat Swing Orchestra.




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