Dixieland, early jazz styles, ragtime and old-time gospel music

Black Swan is an entertaining, artistic group that loves performing hot jazz, ragtime and old-time gospel with a distinctive, original flair.

Frequently booked at jazz and dance festivals, concerts, weddings, anniversaries, parties, wakes, corporate celebrations, cruises, Mardi Gras... you name it...Black Swan is ready to make your special occasion an "affair to remember". We can entertain either as a full, eight-piece ensemble, featuring the sizzling talents of vocalist Marilyn Keller, or a smaller jazz combo to fit any occasion.

Mark your calendar! Coming up on January 6th Black Swan will perform at the Traditional Jazz Society of Oregon in Springfield for members and guests. Fun! Fun! Fun! Check out details on this and other public events on the Black Swan Performance Schedule, or contact us directly for private bookings.

Hoagy CD is Here! After a bit of a recording hiatus, Black Swan spent time in the studio this summer recording a collection of Hoagy Carmichael's earlier compositions. CDs and digital downloads are now available through our Hoagy, Heart & Soul page.

New Arrangements for Musicians! We've made a few changes to our Arrangements page, including many new charts and original compositions. Check out the fresh offerings.

Free, full-length sample songs from our latest three recordings are available right here:
Joe Avery's Blues (3:28 minutes; MP3) from Dance Hall Favorites (2010)
Battle Hymn of the Republic (4:17 minutes; MP3) from Feel the Spirit (2007)
Dude Ranch Blues (3:35 minutes; MP3) from This Joint is Jumpin' (2005)

We look forward to meeting you soon at your favorite "happy jazz" event!