About Palace Avenue Swing

Palace Avenue Swing is a large ensemble of experienced professional musicians and friends who specialise in performing and recreating the music and style of the golden era of jazz, blues and swing in its many forms 1920-50s. The musicians who form the many classic and bespoke line ups are highly regarded as some of the best in the UK, and have entertained to great acclaim at the most prestigious international festivals, vintage events, swing dances, private and corporate functions for many years.

Musical Influences

We are hugely influenced by countless musicians that include the pioneers of early jazz such as Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet and Louis Armstong. We also love the elegant and swinging small group and big band swing of the likes of Django Reinhart, Lew Stone, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Count Basie. Later 1940-50s influences include the hot sounds of Ray Charles, Louis Jordon and Louis Prima. The singers in Palace Avenue also take inspiration from Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sinatra, and Nat King Cole to name but a few.