Led by drummer Hal Smith, Swing Central is a quintet made up of top musicians who — with one exception — live in the Central Time Zone.

The group plays small-band swing music of the ‘30s and ‘40s, including songs associated with Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lester Young, Pee Wee Russell, Charlie Christian plus Boogie Woogie specialties and original compositions.

Band Personnel:

Hal Smith – Drums, Bandleader – Searcy, AR
Jonathan Doyle – Clarinet – Port Townsend, WA
Dan Walton – Piano – Austin, TX
Jamey Cummins – Guitar – Austin, TX
Steve Pikal – Bass – Eden Prairie, MN

 

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