Don't forget to call us for your events or parties! The Boilermakers and Jennifer McNulty can add some excitement to your holiday events.
WHAT WE DO
Paul Cosentino and the Boilermaker Jazz Band are available for festivals, concerts, clubs, dances, seminars, school/children's presentations, corporate functions, and parties of any kind. We also offer a dynamic and informative children's program. The Band is available in many different formations to suit your needs and budget, including Solo piano, duo, trio, quartet, 5 piece, 6 piece, and full 7 piece bands.
Dont settle for a tired wedding band or a cheesy DJ playing the same old routines. The Boilermakers will have you jumping and jiving to a hot swing classic, slow dancing to a sentimental ballad, or trying a little Latin step. We can handle your cocktail hour, introductions and emceeing, bridal dances, ethnic requests, and swinging all night long. Youre guests will feel like theyve been invited to a soiree at the Great Gatsbys Mansion!
CORPORATE EVENTS/ CONVENTIONS/ COUNTRY CLUBS/ BENEFITS
From a full swing show to light jazz background music, the Boilermaker Jazz Band can provide a touch of elegance and a pile of fun to any event! We can provide swing dancing instructors and performers, professional sound which you can use for announcements, and plenty of music to set just the right mood.
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WHEN SWING WAS KING - A TRIBUTE TO BENNY GOODMAN
Benny Goodman was known as the King of Swing - his iconic Big Band recordings of the 1930s & 40s are instantly recognizable and still popular today.
But Benny and his swinging clarinet were just as comfortable- if not more at home- in a small group setting. Dubbed by some as "chamber jazz", his small groups always featured the best musicians in the world: Teddy Wilson on piano, Gene Krupa on drums, and Lionel Hampton on vibes formed the original quartet. They could play it hot- really cooking on tunes like Avalon and After Youve Gone- and delicate on lovely numbers like Memories of You, and Moonglow. This was a trailblazing group as it was considered one of the first openly integrated bands performing in concerts halls and movies.
The band also was not averse to modern trends when they added Charlie Christian on the new-fangled electric guitar. The augmented band played some swinging riffs like Airmail Special and Flyin Home.
In this concert Paul Cosentino and the Boilermaker Jazz Band will bring the energy and delicate swing of the small bands to you, performing some of their best known material. Youll also hear some of your favorite Goodman Big Band melodies, done small band style.
Benny Goodman was also fortunate enough to work with some of the finest female vocalists of the era including Peggy Lee, Martha Tilton, Ella Fitzgerald, and the Helens- Ward and Forrest. These ladies always brought a touch of class and grace to the proceedings along with the requisite swing factor!
Jennifer McNulty brings you selections by Bennys Girls including “Why Dont You Do Right?”, “Goody Goody”, “My Heart Belongs to Daddy”, and “Taking a Chance on Love”.
Look out Lindy Hoppers! The Boilermakers have a swinging repertoire of favorites that will keep you on the dance floor all night. Enjoy our fabulous vocalist- Jennifer McNulty and her unique smooth style. Featuring classics by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, etc. We specialize in authentic renditions of hot jazz standards and rarities from the 20s and 30s. Youll have a blast!
ROOTS OF JAZZ CONCERT
The Jazz Age comes alive on your stage! The Boilermakers will take you down to New Orleans for some hot ragtime and steamy blues. Travel North to Chicago and New York for the golden era of jazz as popular music. Enjoy the stories and songs of seminal artists like Louis Armstrong, Cole Porter and Duke Ellington. The Band will delve into the American melting pot that created jazz as an art form- blending African, French, Spanish and Italian folk music into a new gumbo.
KIDS / SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Introduce youngsters to real, live music! We have a great kids program that can be tailored to ages from pre-school to high school. Your kids will learn about the different instruments and how they are played. Well interact with the kids using rhythm, sing- alongs, and even a New Orleans Style Jazz Parade!
Having an outdoor event? Well bring a strolling Dixieland Band. Need a solo piano/instrumental or vocal duo for a house party? No problem. We have a very wide repertoire and flexible instrumentation that can suit your needs.
To bring this exciting group to your event please contact:
337 South Evaline St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224