Doing mostly classic tunes of the Big-Band and Jump-Blues eras
rearranged for four horns, guitar, acoustic bass and drums, it packs the
punch of a little big band without the overwhelming volume.
Topping it off are the fantastic soloists throughout, weaving jazz lines
within the sets to give dancers time to groove and jazz enthusiasts time
to dig. In addition to Jake on trumpet and vocals, core players include
Jim Sisko on trumpet, Saul Cline on tenor sax, Dan Haeck on trombone,
Dan Kramlich on piano, RJ Whitlow on bass and Mark Yeend on drums.
Jake Bergevin's Javatown Swing Orchestra
With back-lit, "retro" stage fronts (a la Glenn Miller), period attire or tuxedos and a swanky stage appearance, the Javatown Swing Orchestra is not only one of the best sounding, but also the best looking bands on the Seattle Metro swing scene.