The River City Swing Band


The Savoyards are proud to present the River City Swing Band at the Grand Duke’s Dress Ball!

When jazz came into prominence on the American social scene, it had a steady pulse, a catchy melody, featured “hot” improvised solos, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY induced all who heard it to GET UP AND DANCE! Jazz intended for dancing, other than the strict style played for SWING events is a rarity. The RIVER CITY SWING BAND plays the treasures of the Great American Songbook in the manner and style that made them popular and CLASSIC! Jazz lovers find themselves caught up in the band’s lyrical solos, dancers can’t resist the group’s energy and stage show aficionados find themselves singing along all night to the lyrics of the Gershwins, Kern, Porter, Mercer, Berlin, Rogers etc.

Long time Pittsburgh music all stars John Garrick/Piano, Rich Mansfield/Sax-clarinet- flute, Mark Perna/Bass, Clem Rolin/valve trombone-vocals and Deb Weible/drums bring years of unrivaled experience to each performance.