An amazing 10-piece swing orchestra, Simply Swing specializes in recreating sounds and memories from the Big Band era. Featuring six swinging horns, a dynamic rhythm section and vocalist Vivian LaRosa, Simply Swing totally embraces the concept of performing music for Swing and Ballroom dancers and does it in a manner that entertains fans of classic Big Band stylings.
Dancing to Simply Swing features a dozen original compositions by Joe LaRosa, Simply Swing's musical director, arranger and drummer. Influenced heavily by the famous Big Bands of the 1940s, these selections tastefully shift from a rich ensemble sound to wonderful individual playing as LaRosa provides soloists plenty of room to shine.
In addition to up tempo jumps and an energtic shuffle, Dancing to Simply Swing includes a blend of snappy medium swing pieces, tunes with distinct Latin grooves, a gentle swing ballad and a bright jazz waltz with a holiday theme. The CD will have Big Band fans tapping their toes and dancers itching to show off their fanciest steps.