A Tribute to the Great American Art Form of BIG BAND JAZZ!
“Superb jazz singer”
— Valerie Smaldone
& His All-Star Orchestra
“Band really cooks!”
— The Manhattan Transfer
An exciting concert show full of original arrangements of pop, Broadway and jazz standards
Interspersed with duets, personal patter and individual stories, 'Swing Out' entertains! You'll hear golden nuggets like "It Don't Mean a Thing (if it Ain't Got That Swing)" and "A Night in Tunisia" as well as Stoneback's smokin' vocal arrangements of "Getting to Know You" and "Mack the Knife."
Other highlights include Jenkins electrifying Minnelli-ish version of "My Favorite Things" and Streisand's "Come Rain or Come Shine." Kevlin thrills with his soulful bluesy version of "Feeling Good" and wows with his rendition of Buble's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
The Rob Stoneback 17-piece swinging Big Band
has performed all over the Mid-Atlantic region, including New York, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Baltimore and yes, even Lincoln Center. Members of the band include alumni from the most famous orchestras in history. They’ve performed with such stars as Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, Aretha Franklin, The Manhattan Transfer, and Olivia Newton-John to name a few.
Veteran Vocalist Kathy Jenkins
met Band Leader, trombonist Rob Stoneback while touring with the United States Air Force Band performing in hundreds of concerts across America and Europe. Jenkins contracted Stoneback at that time to write arrangements for her upcoming NYC big band debut. Now an accomplished artist, Jenkins has recorded a few CD’s that have hit high notes with the critics. No less an authority than Jazz Times called her a “Superb jazz singer…”
Vocalist Rob Kevin,
a rising star whose international television win at the USA World Showcase
from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and debut album caught the attention of 87.7FM, met Jenkins through a radio spokesperson who made the alliance and the rest is history. They made their debut together from the Triad in NYC where their cabaret theatre show was broadcast on NTV America on “Time Out”, a celebrity television news program featuring current stars and top talent.
The vocal artistry of this duo has continued to thrill audiences with various orchestras including performances with the Igor Butman Moscow Jazz Orchestra, The Nick Levinovsky Big Band, The Rob Stoneback Big Band and Pete Swan’s Big Band Express at the legendary “Swing 46” in NYC and other notable jazz venues.
Stoneback, Jenkins and Kevlin
ignite the hearts and imaginations of Contemporary Big Band lovers everywhere!