The JW SWING ORCHESTRA was formed in 1974 under the leadership of clarinetist, JOHN WANNER.
Over many years, John has managed to obtain numerous rare, authentic and exciting arrangements of the Big Band Swing Era. Most of these are popular Swing classics from the 1930's to the 1960's periods.
John feels that authenticity is essential and he only hires top quality professional musicians to achieve this authenticity of sound.
The JW Swing Orchestra can also play hits from the 1960's and 1970's,
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but Big Band music of such bands as Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Jimmy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, etc, is what the JW SWING ORCHESTRA is all about.
Differing styles of the era vary from driving Swing, to soft ballads; novelty dances and Latin rhythms to bouncing Boogie Woogie numbers.
Arrangements are authentic from the period, with such arrangers as: Billy May, Ray Connif, Will Hudson, Jerry Gray, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, and many more, including several original arrangements ...