black and white photo of a big band


Last night I had the pleasure of watching a big band perform. Swingmania are champions! Below the photos is the text from the Facebook page from a Battle of the Bands competition--which Swingmania won!

black and white photo of a big band
Swingmania: Toledo's premier big band!
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black and white photo of a big band
Black and white photo of a big band
Saxophonists battle

All Night Entertainment presents the
Battle of the Bands at the BIG3 Swing Dance
Saturday, March 16, 2019
at the Masonic Temple Crystal Ballroom in Detroit.

Featuring 15-piece Battle of the Bands winner,
The Paul Keller Orchestra vs.
Two-time Battle of the Bands winner, 15-piece Swingmania

The PKO is one of Michigan's finest, oldest, most respected and well-traveled jazz bands. The PKO has held forth every Monday night, for over 28 years, in Ann Arbor, first at the Bird of Paradise Jazz Club, then at the Firefly Club & Keystone Martini Bar and now at the Zal Gaz Grotto. The PKO's voluminous library of over 1,000 arrangements includes classic, obscure and original big band material from the entire history of jazz.

Two-time defending champions, 15-piece Swingmania from Toledo plays a wide variety of the classic swing and big band music of Miller, Ellington, and Basie plus favorites such as Sinatra, Fitzgerald, Cole, Prima and Presley. They have a solid hold on the swing scene in Northwest Ohio.

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