The Saints of Swing featuring Miss Rene Bailey

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The Saints of Swing Featuring Miss Rene Bailey

An extraordinary collection of musicians providing an ultimate experience in art and entertainment, the SAINTS OF SWING present an eclectic selection of foot-tappin’ Swing favorites, down-home New Orleans Dixieland Jazz, Motown/R&B, Ballroom, Latin, and even Gospel and Klezmer gems guaranteed to get your guests partying and lit up!… with a smile. This is a celebration of American music from its roots, with modern influences.

Not only will the SAINTS OF SWING regale you with terrific dance music…they will also put on a fun-filled show featuring

Miss Rene Bailey, featured vocalist
David Winograd, bass/tuba
Dale DeMarco, sax/clarinet/vocals
Peter Tomlinson, piano
Larry Balestra, drums
Barry Bryson, trumpet/vocals
Ken Foy, trombone, vocals

Rene Bailey uses her vocal clarity to sell the blues with true feeling. Combining gospel, jazz, and rhythm/blues, she has performed with such greats as Louis Armstrong, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Dave Brubeck, Ruth Brown, Paul Anka, and many more…

Rene Bailey started singing gospel as a young girl in her Georgia church. Moving north to Connecticut, she hit the New York City scene where she sang blues and jazz. The transition from gospel to nightclub work came naturally, and Rene became the featured vocalist at the Peg Leg Bates Country Club for over 20 years.

In church it’s called “shouting” – the gospel dance. “They get up and shout and shout and shout.” In a nightclub when Rene Bailey sings and “it” hits, you holler, “Yes, indeed!”

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