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Welcome to the home of Los Angeles' finest in Swing: The Campus Five, The Jonathan Stout Orchestra, and the rest of our bands. 

Check below for our latest news and updates!



Check our Calendar Page for our Updated Show Schedule

Always check our Calendar Page for up-to-date information on all of our live performances. Every new gig that comes in may not make it to our front page, so make sure to check the calendar page for the most current info. 

And you can always subscribe to our RSS feed to be notified any time our calendar is updated with new gigs. 


January 2015 Gigs

Tomorrow night, Wednesday January 7, the Campus Five will be returning to Rusty's Rhythm Club. The following Monday, January 12, the Grand Slam Sextet will be returning to Happy Feet Mondays at Joe's Great American Bar and Grill. Finally, the California Balboa Classic in Pasadena will feature THREE of our bands: Friday Night with the Campus Five, Saturday Night with the Grand Slam Sextet, and Sunday Night with Les Boulevardiers.

Rusty's Rhythm Club

8025 W. Manchester Blvd. - Playa Del Rey
$15 - Band plays 8:30pm-11:00pm // Facebook Event Page

Happy Feet Monday's at Joe's

Joe's Great American Bar and Grill
4311 W Magnolia Blvd - Burbank
FREE - Band plays 9pm-12 // Facebook Event Page 

The California Balboa Classic

Pasadena Masonic Temple
200 S. Euclid Ave. - Pasadena
Full Details at:


December 2014 Gigs

Check out our December schedule! First up, we've got a FREE gig Thursday 12/4 at Travel Town in Griffith Park benefiting the Travel Town Museum. Then, Saturday 12/6, Jonathan will be leading a trio at Sweeney Todd's Barber Shop's Annual Christmas Party. Next up, we'll be returning to our now-annual Holiday gig at Third Saturday Swing, and playing for their Holiday Jack and Jill. Finally, we'll be heading off to North Carolina to play 5 NIGHTS(!) with the Jonathan Stout Orchestra for Lindy Focus. 

"Hollywood on Track!"- Benefit for the Travel Town Museum

5200 Zoo Dr - Griffith Park
Doors at 6pm; Band plays 8pm-10pm
Facebook Event:
RVSP Here:

Sweeney Todd's Barber Shop Holiday Party

Third Saturday Swing Holiday Bash

Fred Astaire Dance Studio
1368 N. Lake Avenue - Pasadena
$15 - Band Starts at 9pm - All Ages
TSS Event Page
TSS Parking Info


October 2014 Round Up - 3 gigs coming up

10/10 - Campus Five at the Lindy Loft

After coming back from New Orleans last week, we returned to one of our favorite venues to play in Los Angeles: The Lindy Loft in Downtown LA, hosted by Dax and Sarah. After being on the road so much, (Knoxvile, New Orleans, etc. - and having a BLAST, mind you), it was so nice to come back home and play a gig with our full regular line up: Hilary, Albert, Jim, Chris, Wally and Josh! The intimate space of the Lindy Loft made for a really great feeling gig. We were also joined up by a special guest: Mr. Michael Petterson, the man behind - the definitive site on the web about Freddie Green and Swing-style Rhythm Guitar (a huge influence on Jonathan, to be sure). Plus we got Josh out on the dance floor for a birthday dance!

Here are some great photos of the night taken by Jennifer Stockert:


Up coming gigs:

10/22 - Campus Five at Rusty's Rhythm Club

We'll be returning to Playa Del Rey for a gig at Rusty's Rhythm Club! Since it's a week night we start early at 8:30pm, and we're done by 11:00pm, so don't be a square and miss the whole first set by showing up late! 

10/25 - Campus Five at the San Diego Lindy Haunt

We'll also be returning to San Diego for Dan and Svea's San Diego Lindy Haunt. Get in the Halloween spirit and get dressed up!

10/25 - The Jonathan Stout Orchestra at The Set Shop Annual Halloween Party

Finally, this month, the FULL Jonathan Stout Orchestra will be returning to Will Lidderdale's Annual Halloween Party at The Set Shop (a really, motion-picture set building workshop in Downtown Los Angeles.) This is always one of our most fun gigs every year, and your last chance to set the full Orchestra at home in Los Angeles until NEXT YEAR. Don't miss out on that!

ALL OF THE DETAILS for all these gigs are on the CALENDAR PAGE


Geetings from Momma Nola: ULHS Wrap Up

New Orleans is home to some of the best traditional jazz musicians in the country, so it was a particular honor for us to be asked to come out to the Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown. We had the pleasure of working with Ben Polcer, Aurora Nealand, Jason Jurzak and Charlie Holloran at events like Lindy Focus and ILHC, and to have them be part of of the Jonathan Stout Orchestra, along with several other killer local musicians was transcendent. The cherry on the top of the trip was playing outside with the Campus Five at the French Market, where the weather, sound, vibe, playing, personnel and all other factors just worked out for the perfect gig.  

Photo by Reuben Brown

We played for three contests, including the battle, the intergenerational, and the slow dance. We've never played anything at dance as slow as needed for the slow dance dance division, but I think we came through with something that really worked for the dancers. We were instructed not to confuse "Slow Dance" with "Blues" and that we didn't need to play a blues form song necessarily. On the second song, for variety's sake, the judges asked for something slightly "chunkier", so we jammed out Sidney Bechet's "Egyptian Fantasy." That's not a tune that most big bands in most cities in America can just fake, but in New Orleans, that's mother's milk. Aurora, especially killed on that one. 

For the Battle contest, we jammed Count Basie's "The King", for Alain Fragman and Gina Helfrich, and Christian Frommelt and Jenny Shirar, duke it out. We kept the soloists changing to keep up the variety - and all four finalists really threw down. 

The interaction between the musicians and dancers on the event is at such a high level, and thus it feels very intimate, even at the largest venues of the event. It was a real pleasure to be a part of it, and we hope to come visit again soon. Here's the jam(s) that ended the night: