Swingbone North at Left Foot Charly

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  • About

    Swingbone North is Northern Michigan's first choice for classy, top-shelf jazz entertainment. Whether you are looking for subtle background music or swinging, up-beat jazz for a cocktail hour, a wedding reception or a corporate party, Swingbone North delivers the finest vocal and instrumental jazz, swing and cool blues grooves that provide the perfect ambiance for a signature event.

    Looking for well-recognized vocals of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Chet Baker or Van Morrison? We have that covered. Want a smooth delivery of songs by composers of the Great American Songbook like George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, and Richard Rodgers? That's covered, too. Love listening to instrumentals of songs by Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, J.J. Johnson, Benny Golson and others? It's all in the over 250 songs that Swingbone North has in its repertoire. (Which makes handling requests what they do best!)

    Led by Cleveland vocalist/trombonist Jim Grove (and an offshoot of Jim's Swingbone Jazz Band in Cleveland, Ohio*), Swingbone North is based in Traverse City, MI and Jim utilizes professional, local musicians at the top of their art. Usually performing as a trio or a quartet, the band covers a lot of musical landscape, and can be expanded to a quartet or quintet as desired.