Welcome to the Official Site 

for
 
Swing Machine




DC's Premier 

Jazz Big Band











Swing Machine Big Band is an All Star jazz big band, comprised of many former members of the Air Force Airmen of Note, Army Blues, Navy Commodores, Glenn Miller Orchestra and other professional jazz musicians from the Washington DC area.  Swing Machine features exceptional solo talent, and plays a wide variety of traditional swing era songs in addition to many contemporary jazz selections.




HISTORY

Formed in 2008 by band leader Geoff Peterson and band manager Laura Peterson, Swing Machine Big Band continues to establish local and national recognition for its professional sound.  Under the musical direction of jazz saxophonist Pete BarenBregge, Swing Machine Big Band is "Not your parent's or grand-parent's jazz big band," as highlighted in Prince William Living Magazine.



MUSICAL REPERTOIRE

Swing Machine Big Band plays many traditional Sammy Nestico, Quincy Jones, and Billy May arrangements, as well as many other big band jazz pieces commissioned exclusively for the band.  Jazz trumpeter Paul Murtha also contributes to the Swing Machine chart library. Mr. Murtha is a very prolific and commercially published arranger for both jazz band and concert band charts.



EXPERIENCE
 
Members of Swing Machine have performed with Frank Sinatra, Jr., Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Dianne Schuur, Charlie Byrd, Carlos Santana, Grover Washington Jr., Chuck Mangione, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mel Torme, Johnny Mathis, Henry Mancini, Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., Modern English, Ben Vereen, Frankie Avalon, The Platters, Maureen McGovern, 5th Dimension, Blues Traveler, Ray Charles, Barry Manilow, Al Jarreau, Harry Connick, Jr., Gladys Knight, the Temptations, Four Tops and the O-Jays, and more. Additionally, many have performed for Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and George "W" Bush.






What we offer our clients


Swing Machine can provide perfect background music during dinner for your guests, and swing into an evening of great music that will keep your guests on the dance floor all night! Swing Machine also provides DJ music (on request) during band breaks. So from start to finish, your entertainment package is complete! Our musicians can also provide classical entertainment such as Pachelbel's Canon in D and Clarke's Trumpet Voluntary at your wedding ceremony.

Swing Machine's Master of Ceremonies and Front Man, Geoff Peterson, with over 25 years in the Washington DC commercial radio and entertainment industry, will keep your event running smoothly like a well-oiled "Machine". He has emceed hundreds of wedding receptions, corporate events and other functions including events on the Washington Monument grounds, Sylvan Theatre and the former Capital Center while working as an on-air announcer for Washington radio stations such as WAVA, Q-107, WPGC and WMZQ.

You will not find a more complete and professional entertainment package than what we provide.  Please contact us today to book Swing Machine for your upcoming event.



From our valued clients:

"I was like a kid waiting on Santa Claus in front of the band and they did not let us down. The entire band is PHENOMENAL!!! If you have the chance to book this group DO IT!!! You will not regret the decision, worth every penny spent."

John D.

"Fantastic! This group is stunning. They are extremely talented, professional and put on an unbelievably great show. I highly recommend this band!  I would definitely hire them again!"

Jim F.

"From our first interaction Swing Machine was the most accommodating, professional, thorough band we could ever have hoped for. They are phenomenally warm people who wanted nothing more than to ensure our wedding was everything we dreamed it could be. When I say we were blown away by their sound, live, it is an understatement."
Jacqueline C
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