Swing Memories sent 2023 off with a great turnout at the Merrymakers Dance Club on Dec. 28th at Las Palmas Grand. It is so fun playing for these dancers. The highlight was when we brought in the new year and they all formed a huge circle and closing the circle with hands joined and arms raised, so moving.
We had a huge turnout at the Tumbleweed Grill last night. We were able to play a variety of music for our patrons.
December 22, 2023
Swing Memories had a Christmas concert at Maravilla on Monday. Followed by our Wednesday dance at the Tumbleweed Saloon in A.J. It was a chance to play more of our Christmas and winter weather charts. We will be playing December 28th at Las Palmas Grand for the New Years Eve celebration for the Merrymakers Dance Club. Great to see the dancers dance to the different styles of music.
December 6, 2023
We have started playing the winter holiday music. We had a nice time playing at the Tumbleweed Grill. We saw some dancers that are enjoying our classic music.
December 2, 2023
Jazz Fest at Dolce Vita 6-8 pm $10 Cover
3301 S. Goldfield Rd. Apache Junction 85119
We had a wonderful gathering for our jazz offering.
November 18, 2023
We are playing a 3 hour dance from 6-9 pm at The Good Life. This will be a fundraiser for MD Anderson Cancer Hospital with a $10 donation. 3403 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ 85213
November 13, 2023
Swing Memories Big Band had a busy three days celebrating Veterans Day. One set was dedicated to some of the history and music in the war years and was well received by our Veterans.
October 19, 2023
The Swing Memories Big Band started off the season last night for the Sr. group at One Life Church. The audience was very appreciative of the performance by the band. Thanks to Pastor Bo for his fine leadership.
October 10, 2023
We are ready for the winter season to begin. We have several performances schedules. Please checkout our performance schedule for details of where we will be playing. Here is a concert/dance that is free and open to the public.
Thursday October 19, 2023, One Life Church (55 Plus Senior Event) 6-8:30 pm 2130 E. University Dr. Mesa, AZ 85213 Open to the public
Sunday August 6, 2023
We have been rehearsing this summer. We have many new charts to add to our folder.
Tuesday April 11, 2023, Ice Cream Social Sun Lakes United Methodist Church
4-6 pm Come on out and enjoy some refreshing ice cream and chill with Swing Memories Big Band.
9248 E Riggs Rd, Sun Lakes, AZ, 85248 Open to the Public
We had a great turnout for this event. A lot of listening, dancing, food and of course ice cream.
Saturday March 25, 2023, American Legion Post 2 7-10 pm
Swingmemories - Thanks for the dance pictures, but more important the orchestra provided a fun filled evening. It was a huge success. Mike Crever and Teri Krantz.
2125 S Industrial Park Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282
Proceeds to Benefit the American Legion Boys State Program & The American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program
This will be a fun night of dancing and support for the Boys & Girls State Programs.
Thursday March 16, 2023, Merrymakers Dance Club
There was a nice turnout for this St. Patrick's Day dance. Great seeing everyone dancing as always.
Wednesday March 1, 2023, Tumbleweed Bar & Grill
The Tumbleweed has asked us to return for one more performance this season. We look forward to seeing you.
Wednesday February 15, 2023, Tumbleweed Bar & Grill
We had a great audience last night at the Tumbleweed. We thought it was our last performance there for the season, but we have been asked to come back in March. Dates to be announced.
Monday February 13, 2023, Inspira Gateway
We had a nice Happy Hour with an enthusiastic audience. A beautiful venue for Valentines Eve.
Saturday February 4, 2023, VFW Post 9399
We had an enthusiastic group of dancers and listeners at one of our favorite venues. We have been playing at this VFW for several years. It is always a pleasure to play for the Veterans.
Friday January 27, 2023, Revel Scottsdale
Swing Memories Big Band played a concert at this beautiful retirement facility.
Wednesday January 18, 2023, Tumbleweed Bar & Grill 5-8 pm
725 W Apache Trail Apache Junction, AZ 85120
We had a great turn out last time we played, and tables are now being reserved.
Thursday December 29, 2022, Merrymakers Dance Club 7-9:30 pm
New Year's Celebration (cover charge)
Las Palmas Grand 2550 S. Ellsworth Rd. Mesa, AZ 8520 http://www.dancemm.com/
Wednesday December 7, 2022, Tumbleweed Bar & Grill 5-8 pm
Pearl Harbor Day Salute
725 W Apache Trail Apache Junction, AZ 85120
Thursday November 17, 2022, One Life Church
55 Plus Senior Event
6-8 pm 2130 E. University Dr. Mesa, AZ 85213
This should be a lot of fun for dancing, listening and socializing.
Tumbleweed Bar & Grill
We will be playing at the newly renovated Tumbleweed Bar & Grill. We will play on Wednesdays starting with a dinner set at 5pm and then picking up the tempo for dancing and soaking up the big band sounds. Check out our calendar for the dates.
It may seem like a way off, but the dancing season will be upon us before we know it! Hurray!
This upcoming season, we've teamed up with the Merry Makers Dance Club, a local group in the East Valley. Otherwise, I think their title says it all. If you love dancing, then this might just be the club for you. Check out their website at www.dancemm.com.
It will be a lot of fun and I hope our usual dancing fans can come and join us at one of these events. These dances will all be held at Las Palmas Grande, which has a fantastic ballroom, both for dancing and even for just listening to music.
Thursday December 29, 2022, Merrymakers Dance Club 7-10 pm New Year's Celebration Las Palmas Grand 2550 S. Ellsworth Rd. Mesa, AZ 8520
Thursday January 12, 2023 Merrymakers Dance Club 7-10 pm