In the Swing is a dynamic, Berkeley based, vocal jazz ensemble that performs songs from the swing era: bebop, Latin jazz, plus a whole lot more. We are influenced by the great vocal jazz groups, especially Lambert Hendricks and Ross, but are also fans of many iconic instrumentalists like Django Reinhardt, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, and Charlie Parker.
The concept of the group was to build a hip vocal ensemble that would perform songs drawn from the rich history of jazz, and would feature solo singing, harmony vocals, and instrumental solos as well as scat vocal solos.
Consisting of Stacey Shulman (vocals), Barry Silverblatt (guitar and vocals), Alan Spector (guitar and vocals), and bassist Karl Hartman, In the Swing was formed in 2009. They have recorded two albums and perform frequently throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Missing Man Quartet plays an exciting mix of straight ahead jazz that is heavily influenced by the swing music of the ‘30s and by the exciting innovations of bebop and “modern jazz” of the 1940s and ‘50s. The band is one of the rare mainstream jazz groups that features electro-acoustic mandolin alongside the more standard instrumentation of guitar and bass. The Missing Man Quartet is comprised of: Craig Griffeath (electric bass), Steve Gallagher (electric guitar) and Tom Bekeny (electro-acoustic mandolin).
Tickets are $20 and are available at the link below or at the door the night of the show. Doors open one hour before showtime. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us at #510-654-3808.