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Charlottesville Swing Orchestra

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The excitement of the swing era returns with the music of the Charlottesville Swing Orchestra. This seven piece group performs in the tradition of Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and Count Basie while featuring the songs of great American composers such as Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rogers and Hart, Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin and others. The Swing orchestra provides an atmosphere of elegance, energy and sophistication that is responsive to your specific needs. Since its origination in 1985, the Charlottesville Swing Orchestra has enjoyed a growing reputation for musical excellence, versatility and sensitivity to the mood of the moment. The band includes an array of superb musicians with impressive backgrounds and credentials including recording and performance credits with Buddy Rich, Mel Torme, Lionel Hampton, Tito Puente, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Bruce Hornsby and many others. Their collective experience has familiarized them with a wide variety of entertainment situations. Whether performing for large audiences or intimate gatherings, whether the need is for subtle background music, lively dance selections or romantic ballads, the Swing Orchestra exhibits a professionalism and a commitment to great playing that ensures your satisfaction.

The Charlottesville Swing Orchestra has performed for the Virginia Festival of American Film, First Night Virginia, and in concert at the University of Virginia; at historic locations such as Evelynton Plantation, Ashlawn, The "F" Street Club, Montpelier, The Clifton Inn, Prospect Hill Inn, Farmington Country Club, The Jefferson Grand Heritage Hotel, The Colonnade Club and The Country Club of Virginia; at fine hotels: The Boar's Head Inn, The Omni Hotel, The Hilton Hotel, Wintergreen Resort, and Keswick Hall. They have performed at gala events for Jimmy Stewart, Gregory Peck, The Darden School, and for sorority and fraternity formals.

"Thank you so much for helping us make our party a success. The music was perfect!"
"Everyone was so pleased with your band. It really made our night."


The CSO repertoire includes hundreds of songs. These are some of the most requested numbers. If you don't see a song on the list that you have in mind, please ask about it.

SWING (Foxtrots & Jitterbugs)
A Foggy Day I Remember You
A Kiss To Build a Dream On It Could Happen To You
After You've Gone It Don't Mean R Thing
Ain't Misbehavin' (If It Ain't Got That Swing!
Alfie's Theme It Had To Be You
All Of Me It's Only A Paper Moon
All Of You I've Got The world On A String
All The Things You Are Jersey Bounce
April In Paris Just In Time
Bill Bailey Kansas City
Blue Moon Like Someone In Love
Blue Room Love Me Or Leave Me
But Not For Me Lullaby Of Birdland
Bye Bye Blackbird Lulu's Back In Town
Chatanooga Choo-Choo Mack The Knife
Cheek To Cheek Mean To Me
Cherokee My Little Suede Shoes
Cottontail Moon Glow
Crazy Rhythm Night And Day
Darn That Dream Night Train
Days of Wine And Roses On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me Our Love Is Here To Stay
Don't Get Around Much Anymore Old Devil Moon
Do You Know What It Means On The Trail
(To Miss New Orleans?) Perdido
Easy To Love Satin Doll
East Of The Sun Secret Love
Exactly Like You Sentimental Journey
Fever Sometimes I'm Happy
Fly Me To The Moon Stompin' Rt The Savoy
Honeysuckle Rose Summertime
Can't Give You Anything But Love Sweet Georgia Brown
Could Write R Book S'Wonderful
Cried For You Take The "A" Train
Didn't Know what Time It was Things Ain't what They Used To Be
Hear A Rhapsody Tuxedo Junction
I'II Take Romance Under R Blanket Of Blue
In The Mood Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
I'm Beginning To See The Light You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
I'm Confessin' That I Love You You Stepped Out Of A Dream
I'm Old Fashioned You Took Advantage Of Me
Autumn In New York Mood Indigo
Autumn Leaves Moonlight In Vermont
Hs Time Goes By Moonlight Serenade
Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered My Foolish Heart
Blue And Sentimental My Funny Valentine
Body And Soul My One And Only Love
But Beautiful My Romance
But Not For Me The Nearness Of You
Chelsea Bridge Prelude To R Kiss
Come Rain Or Come Shine 'Round Midnight
Don't Blame Me September Song
Easy To Love Since I Fell For You
Embraceable You Skylark
Every Time We Say Goodbye Someone To Watch Over Me
Everything Happens To Me Sophisticated Lady
Georgia On My Mind Stardust
Here's That Rainy Day Stars Fell On Alabama
I Can't Get Started With You Stormy Weather
I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) These Foolish Things
I Left My Heart In San Francisco The Very Thought Of You
I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You Unforgettable
In R Sentimental Mood What's New?
In My Solitude When I Fall In Love
I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face Where Are You?
Laura Where Or When?
Lover Man Willow Weep For Me
Memories Of You You Don't Know What Love Is
Misty You Go To My Head
Adios Muchachos La Campasita
Begin The Beguine Love For Sale
Black Orpheus (R Day In The Life Of R Fool) Mambo Mio
Blue Bossa Masquerade
Caravan Meditation
Compadre Pedro Juan Merengue Loco
Corcovado Morning
Desifinado Night And Day
Dindi No More Blues (Chega )
Flamingo One Note Samba
Girl From Ipanema The Shadow Of Your Smile
Green Eyes Spanish Eyes
Happy Birthday Song For My Father
How Insensitive St. Thomas
I Concentrate On You Sway
I'll Remember April Tea For Two Cha-Cha
I Love Paris Tequila
I Love You Yellow Days (La Mentira)
I've Got You Under My Skin Watch What Happens

The Charlottesville Swing Orchestra is composed of musicians who are expert in all phases of the Jazz Tradition, particularly mainstream jazz. They have a repertoire of hundreds of jazz compositions from such artists as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lester Young Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Errol Garner, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane and Charles Mingus, to name a few.



Chris Munson
20 South Productions