Default lineup: 5 members
5 Piece: Vocals/Trumpet, Piano, Guitar, Clarinet/Saxophone, Trombone.
Larger and Smaller line-ups available (please see booking options).
* Highly regarded and critically acclaimed jazz band.
* Perform classics from the 1920s and 1930s.
* Smaller line-ups available (please see booking options).
- BBC Radio
"they know exactly how to bring the past to life"
- The Sunday Times
Chicago Shakedown are London's own master exponents of hot jazz, swingin' their way through the most beautiful melodies and raucous rags of the 1920s and 1930s.
They have headlined the London Swing Festival, featured as guest artists at the Royal Albert Hall Late Night Jazz series, and feature regularly on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3. Chicago Shakedown cover all finest repertoire of the master songwriters of the 1920s and 1930s, including Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael and George Gershwin. Delivered in a unique and powerful style reminiscent of the Louis Armstrong All Stars and the great Harlem stride piano player Thomas “Fats” Waller, this group is guaranteed to get your party into full swing.
Please note: PA for small to medium sized venues is provided free of charge. PA for large venues is not provided and provision would need to be made for this. Lighting is not provided by the band.