Candy Jacket Jazz Band

by Candy Jacket Jazz Band

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Team Oktopus Make room in your Favourite-Albums-Of-All-Time list if you are going to hear this fantastic swing record Favorite track: Amborella.
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Arnas Razgūnas So clean and sharp, SWINGS straight to the point! <3 Favorite track: Don't Trip!.
Shelby Johnson
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Shelby Johnson Don't Trip reminds me of an Ellington tune I heard in my 6th grade music appreciation class that covered swing music for about a week. I remember being enamored by the horns use of plungers during one performance and I've been hooked on Swing ever since. Favorite track: Don't Trip!.
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Brooks Josh's drive on this tune when he starts on the china (?) cymbal is so good! Favorite track: Here's The Deal.
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morried So much swingin' in one little album! took quite a while and a lot of dancing around to decide on a fave. From Bop To Swing, Relume the Riff, March of the Candy Jackets, it's all such good music and swings like a gate in a storm! good luck with the rest of your swingin days Favorite track: Giggle in the Wiggle.
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thelaeg So refreshing to hear new, swinging compositions. And the quality is just amazing! I mean, how good is "Here's the Deal"? Definitely worth every penny. Favorite track: Here's The Deal.
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The Candy Jacket Jazz Band's debut album is a nod to the past while also pressing forward with fresh, original compositions. Los Angeles based drummer, Josh Collazo, has been playing in "traditional" jazz and swing bands since he was 18 years old. Over the last 17 years of performing with various bands like Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Jonathan Stout & his Campus Five, the Carl Sonny Leyland Trio, and Dave Stuckey & the Hot House Gang - a chord struck inside him to begin composing new, original "classic" jazz and swing music. He enlisted long-time musical companion, Albert Alva, to begin wading through the pile of songs and co-arrange the album. This album was created with the Lindy Hop & Balboa dance community in mind by making sure to keep the songs shorter in length like they were back in the 1930's & 1940's. Enjoy!


released April 4, 2017

Albert Alva (tenor sax)
Nate Ketner (clarinet/alto sax)
Bryan Shaw (trumpet)
Dan Weinstein (trombone)
Chris Dawson (piano)
Seth Ford-Young (upright bass)
Jonathan Stout (guitar) - *special guests track 5 & 8
Corey Gemme (cornet) - *special guests track 5 & 8
Josh Collazo - (drums)

Produced by Josh Collazo
Music arranged by Albert Alva & Josh Collazo
Recorded at Grandma's Dojo, Los Angeles, CA
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Miles Senzaki at Grandma's Dojo
Josh Collazo & Seth Ford-Young are published by Community Music Publishing, LLC, Administered by Kobalt N.A. (ASCAP)
Albert Alva is published by Albert Alva (ASCAP)
Cover Illustration by Ryan Calloway
Graphic Design by Josh Collazo
Photography by Yvonne Collazo
Maximum Future Records 2017



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Candy Jacket Jazz Band Los Angeles, California

The Candy Jacket Jazz Band is a nod to the past while also pressing forward with fresh, original compositions.

The group is comprised of some of the finest traditional jazz musicians in the Los Angeles area: Albert Alva (tnr), Nate Ketne (al, cl), Bryan Shaw (tpt), Dan Weinstein (trb), Chris Dawson (p), Seth Ford-Young (b), Jonathan Stout (guitar), Corey Gemme (ct), & Josh Collazo - (dr)
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