Sunday Concerts: Swee Jazz – Ensemble
Sunday, April 9
2 to 3 pm
We have been performing locally in the Northfield area since 2006, starting back then with just Christina Schweitz doing vocals, Peter Webb on piano in an exploration of jazz vocal standards. From those beginnings we expanded to include David Miller on drums, flugelhorn, melodica, and several bass players recently Muriel Carpenter and currently Bruce Jensen. David Miller can play just about anything (he teaches band in Apple Valley, so he needs to!) and we regularly feature him on flugelhorn: the immediacy and earthy tones of this instrument are stunning! We also regularly play with guest musicians.
Over time we have built a very large repertoire of songs mainly from the jazz world, in many different styles. It is amazing how many great tunes are out there; our only requirement is that we like what we play. We end up performing a whole range of songs from Fats Waller and Vincent Youmans to Burt Bacharach and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Our repertoire includes originals by Peter Webb.
One really special thing for us playing locally is that our friends come out to hear us, and it is like having open house with people we know dropping in and Sweet Jazz providing the music. Performance is something special and draws from us that little extra ingredient which goes beyond our rehearsals. To have our friends sitting close only adds to the experience.
We are based in Northfield, Minnesota and as well as playing in local public places we are also available for parties, celebrations and other events!
Light refreshements provided
(Free Will Donation Appreciated)
PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN TO FUTURE SUNDAY CONCERTS AND OTHER MUSIC EVENTS AT THE NORTHFIELD SENIOR CENTER.