After Midnight is Colorado's favorite swing band! They have a rockin' sound that is modeled after the immensely popular Benny Goodman sextet of the 1940's and 50's. Unlike Benny, though, they play some of Artie Shaw's greatest hits too!
"Playing Goodman-based charts can be fraught with peril unless you have skilled musicians in every chair. After Midnight does. Leader/clarinetist Roger Campbell and vibraphonist Greg Harris carry most of the load and carry it well. Campbell, who bubbles with fresh ideas, appears to have been influenced by Buddy De Franco while Harris is a no-holds vibist ala Terry Gibbs." -- The American Rag
"Live at the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee" is the band's third and only live album. The Sacramento Jazz Jubilee in California is one of the largest jazz festivals in the world with over 100 bands performing from around the world to an audience of over 100,000 people over Memorial Day Weekend. This CD was professionally recorded at 3 venues at the 2007 festival and then mixed at a state-of-the-art studio in Denver, Colorado. The creativity and excitement on stage is evident as the crowd roars with energy! Pull up a front row seat for an exciting romp through some of Artie Shaw's greatest hits (like Begin the Beguine) and Benny Goodman's all time best sellers (like Bei Mir Bist Du Shon and The World is Waiting for the Sunrise). It's great music for listening, dancing, and just plain having fun.
The band's previous two albums, Opus 1/2 and Beginning to See the Light, are also available on CD Baby. Opus 1/2 is so popular the band released a second issue this spring!
You are also invited to visit our web site at www.AfterMidnightJazzBand.com. There you can see pictures, read testimonials, and check out our schedule for our next show in your area. You can also join our e-mail list -- just send an e-mail to After.Midnight@comcast.net and we will keep you posted with our latest news and information.