Our Mission Statement
The Black Swan Classic Jazz Band is dedicated to the preservation and performance of quality traditional jazz music.
We believe the elements essential to fulfilling our Mission are:
- Dedication to the fundamental style and spirit of the music is essential to our personal satisfaction about our performance and to meeting the expectations of our core audience.
- Preservation of the traditional jazz style is necessary for future generations to appreciate and differentiate between the music they hear, and to more fully understand the origins of current musical styles.
- Live performance provides a social interaction between listener and performer that creates its own energy and directly influences the improvisational element of the music. Regardless of technology, this cannot be replicated without that interaction.
- Quality in all aspects of our performance is required to gain the respect and faithful allegiance of discerning listeners and to ensure the long-term existence of the ensemble.
- Traditional jazz and related styles such as ragtime, dixieland and early swing are the core focus and competency of the ensemble.