On 17, Dec 2014 | In Jazz | By CMG
Sophisticated Swing is the area’s newest 18 piece swing band. George Petrich has gathered a talented bunch of musicians from all parts of Northeastern Ohio. The band’s playlist features a long and varied selection of music, from the big bands of the great swing era to the more contemporary music from bands of the post-war era.
Sophisticated Swing is not just your average dance band. They do have a featured lead vocalist, the wonderful Marilyn Cordial, but don’t be surprised when other members of the band step out from behind their music to give you a treat at the microphone. Some pieces also feature The Sophisticated Singers, a collective quartet that brings back the sounds of the old big band vocal groups like The Modernaires and The Pied Pipers.
Sophisticated Swing will help make your affair the most enjoyable evening you have ever experienced.
All the musicians were WONDERFUL and really made my wedding day special! Everyone was extremely professional and easy to work with! All the guests thought Sonata Strings were very sophisticated and classy, the pianist for the cocktail hour was fabulous, Sophisticated Swing was great during dinner and after dinner a lot of the guests loved to dance to their music and the DJ was wonderful! He kept us dancing well past the time we were supposed to stop!Molly PattonFeb 12, 2011Ritz-Carlton
Thanks again for a wonderful, wholesome, FUN evening! Got lots of exercise too! You guys are great! I gotta tell you, 3 car groups, totalling about 11 people came from my house. One of the kids in our congregation who I had invited, spread the word to all his Swing Dancing friends, and about 6 or more other car groups of them arrived after we did!Marietta CrappsFeb 1, 2011
We just wanted to relate how impressed we were with the band. Our first exposure was at the Geauga County Fair, and it was a wonderful experience. Thank you so much for helping to bring back the swing era.The Posars, Macedonia, OHFeb 1, 2011
I just wanted you to know that we enjoyed this past Saturday night very much. It was the third time that we have heard your great group. Keep up the fine work.RayFeb 1, 2011
We had a great time at your dance. What an awesome, talented, classy band!! Yes, lots of dancers on the floor! Looking forward to seeing you again for the next two dances.Don & Nancy from PennsylvaniaFeb 1, 2011