The Society Syncopators Dance Orchestra
Back by popular demand, The Society Syncopators Dance Orchestra are an 11 piece band specialising in both British and American dance music from the 1920s and early ’30s.
The music of Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Ray Noble, Jack Payne, Ted Weems, Bennie Moten, Ben Sevin and many others are represented within the band’s varied repertoire.
From the hot rhythms heard in the The Cotton Club, and the excitement of the swing period that was burgeoning in the early 1930s; through to the sweet and hot sounds of the British dance halls, this is a real treat for music lovers and swing dancers alike.
The band, lead by the superb double bassist Roy Percy (top class musician from the Tim Kliphuis Trio), contains musicians handpicked from the cream of jazz talent in Scotland. They even have a violinist and singer in the form of the award winning Seonaid Aitken, no less, to be sure of that authentic dance band sound.
All arrangements are carefully transcribed from original 78rpm recordings, guaranteeing a musical experience you just won’t have anywhere else!
Trumpets: Kevin Ferris; Gus Andrews
Trombone: Kevin Garrity
Saxophones: Brian Molley; Dick Lee; Martin Foster
Violin and vocals: Seonaid Aitken
Piano: Otto Knowbétèr
Banjo/Guitar: Ross Milligan
Double Bass: Roy Percy
Drums and ‘Traps’: Stuart Brown
Tickets: £11 each
Date: Monday 11 September 2017
Doors open: 7.30pm | Music starts: 8pm
Location: The Traverse Bar, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh