Jazzabillies - 3 Nominees for the Will Rogers Awards, presented by the Academy of Western Artists:
2007 Winner for Western Swing Song of the Year
2007 Nominee for Western Swing Album of the Year
2007 Nominee for Western Swing Female Vocalist of the Year
Grab your cowboy boots and hats, turn up the Jazzabillies Cd - and you'll be surrounded by great music and happiness! It's truly "Kickin' Western Swing"!!!
Western swing has enchanted listeners since its roots and the Jazzabillies continue the tradition featuring hot steel guitar licks, classic twin fiddles, jazz derived lead guitar, honkytonk keyboard, wailin' sax, and a complete big band horn sound including trumpets and trombone. The rhythm section includes a drivin' upright bass with a traditional western swing rhythm guitar and the drum styles of the swing era. It exudes energy, accented beats, excitement and fun! The group blends their love of western swing, honkytonkin' country, blues, dixieland, and jazz to create their own unique style. It’s this eclectic mix of instruments and music styles that the make the Jazzabillies unique and exciting!
The Jazzabillies bio reads like a who's who of country music! Each of the individual members are successful musicians with an interesting bio. You can read complete bios at www.jazzabillies.com
Jimmy Queen- St Louis Entertainer, St Drummer, and St Louis Band Leader of the Year
Starla Queen - 2007 Western Swing Vocalist of the Year Nominee presented by the Academy of Western Artists
Dave Owens - Missouri Country Music Hall of Fame Member, Grammy Nominee
Scotty Henderson - Kansas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame Member
Magically, Swing music was termed “America's music” by President Roosevelt.
Louis Armstrong “Swing music makes everybody smile, & it will last forever!!”
"It's not Swing without a smile!" Swing - fun-loving music