Nothing could be finer than some ladies who jazz for a cool Sunday evening.
Let me introduce you to Sister Swing.
Sister Swing is a trio of vocalists dedicated to fun and frivolity while preserving the vintage jazz sounds of the girl groups of the 1930s and 1940s. Whether they are singing swing, boogie woogie, ballads or 2 step, their sound is authentic and very much their own. They are backed by a powerhouse band of the finest and MOST cute musicians in Sacramento area. The band has humbly self-titled themselves "The Chopped Liver Orchestra" and yet, they are so much more than chopped liver. The girls have been entertaining professionally for 20 years together, (yes, the same three women) but came from very different musical backgrounds before they met. Valerie, lead singer, honed her skills in top 40, Paula sang angelically in church and jazz groups, and Leigh cut her singing teeth performing classical and theater music in school. The story of how they actually met is something which can only be disclosed in dark places over drinks.So kick back and enjoy their superb harmonies.
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Sister Swing and the Chopped Liver Orchestra perform It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) at the Coos Bay Clambake, March 2011.
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Just to keep you swinging through the evening here's some of their act from the Sacramento Jubilee.
My thanks go out to Dea for the inspiration.