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Tony Bennett
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Tony Bennett

To listening audiences he brings the story of his life as an artist and entertainer, from 1940s croo...

100,000 - 200,000
{"key":"232554","name":"Tony Bennett","bio":"To listening audiences he brings the story of his life as an artist and entertainer, from 1940s crooner and 1950s jazz singer to surprise darling of the MTV generation. Along the way Tony regales audiences with anecdotes from his early life in Astoria, New York, where he started out as a singing waiter; his experiences in World War II (where he helped liberate a Nazi concentration camp); his wild pop and jazz successes in the 1940s and 1950s; and his incredible comeback from artistic disappointment in the 1960s and 1970s, culminating with several Grammys in the past two decades. As The New York Times wrote of Tony\u2019s appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1995, \u201cTony Bennett has not just bridged the generation gap, he has demolished it. He has solidly connected with a younger crowd weaned on rock. And there have been no compromises.\u201d In addition to countless honors for his singing, including a 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, Tony is a highly regarded painter whose works are on permanent display at distinguished galleries nationwide. He is also a dedicated philanthropist and humanitarian who has raised millions of dollars for the National Cancer Society and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, which established a research fund in his name performed at fundraisers for the Walden Woods Foundation and the Save the Rainforest Foundation; and been honored by the Martin Luther King Center for his efforts to fight discrimination. In September 2001 he spearheaded the establishment of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, a New York City public high school offering one of the most extensive arts programs in the country. A genuine American legend, Tony is an engaging stage presence whether speaking about his creative life, his philanthropic concerns, or the history of American song.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/www.aaemusic.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/02\/Tony-Bennett-9926699-1-402.jpg","feeRange":"100,000 - 200,000"}
Caravan Palace
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Caravan Palace

Paris, France (2005 – present)It all started with a double bass player, a guitarist and a violinis...

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{"key":"32834","name":"Caravan Palace","bio":"Paris, France (2005 \u2013 present)It all started with a double bass player, a guitarist and a violinist; all highly talented musicians who are really into swing, Django addicts who enjoy tinkering with electro. Their project swayed a singer, a clarinettist, a trombonist who doubles up on percussion and a guitarist who also acts as DJ. With their \u201cZazou\u201d look (inspired by Parisian paleo-punks from the 1940s), they serve up festive, frantic music, an improbable futuristic and melodious Charleston fit for the dance floor. Caravan Palace is to swing what the Gotan Project is to tango.It so often starts out like that: a gang of mates who\u2019ve kicked around together for the past ten years and who each get into music off their own bat. In this case, it was Hugues on the violin, Arnaud on guitar and Carlos on the double bass. A shared craze for manouche jazz (gypsy-style jazz), played in its natural setting, bars. Relatively serious composition, with a Zeitgeist twist: DIY electro, house, dub and hip-hop.What triggered it all was an order placed by a film production company: a soundtrack for silent porn films dating from the beginning of the 20th century! They trotted out all their talents. Our three heroes played the end result to some friendly listeners, the feedback persuaded them to drop their individual projects and come up with a repertory of their own. Because there was no question for them of reworking Django or giving swing a face-lift! If they were going to forge their own path, it had to be something completely fresh.This was back in 2005: it would take them an entire year. At which point they met Lo\u00efc Barrouk, manager of the Caf\u00e9 de la Danse, who was really keen on the project. He got them into the studio (recording with session musicians), and then got them some gigs. For that, they needed some reliable fellow travellers, so they surfed MySpace. Two months later, the troops had been mustered: Chapi (clarinet), Toustou (who plays trombone and beat synthing), Aur\u00e9lien (alternating as guitarist and DJ) and, last but not least, petulant vocalist Colotis Zo\u00e9, every bit as sweet\u2019n\u2019saucy as her signature song \u201cJolie coquine\u201d! Among the three pioneers, Hugues, the crazy one, has revealed a talent for frenzied scat, Arnaud and Carlos double up their instruments thanks to programming. All together, they composed a new repertory. The Caravan took off.Caravan Palace\u2019s secret is a supersonic buzz on the Internet (free promo) and a year on the road with hard-hitting concerts, even before they released their record. A prime example was their performance at the 2007 Django Reinhardt Jazz Festival, in Samois, where they wowed an audience who had never heard of them. Veterans from the classic manouche jazz scene were left speechless. The excellent Caravan Palace musicians, who are of course \u201cgadjos\u201d (non-gypsies), have breathed fresh air into the timeless swing scene without coming across as preachers. As well as listeners with curious ears, the Caravan also has its own following, a horde of fans totally into the electro vibe, who turn up at each of their concerts. Caravan Palace\u2019s reputation has rippled beyond the frontiers too, with Europe eager to check them out.The album has at last been set for release in October 2008, on the Wagram label. With Caravan Palace, the future of swing looks set to swing.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/32834_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
Swingrowers
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Swingrowers

Swingrowers (pronounced “Swing-Growers”) are an Electro swing band formed by Roberto Costa a.k.a...

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{"key":"171930","name":"Swingrowers","bio":"Swingrowers (pronounced \u201cSwing-Growers\u201d) are an Electro swing band formed by Roberto Costa a.k.a. \u201cPisk\u201d, Loredana Grimaudo and Alessia Costagliola from Palermo in Sicily, signed to the record label Freshly Squeezed music. Their first album 'Pronounced Swing Grow'ers' was released by Freshly Squeezed music in 2012. Since then they have released numerous EP's which have featured collaborations with Dj Pony Montana, The Gypsy Hill, the Lost Fingers and Caro Emerald. Since then playing multiple live shows in the UK, notabley the festival Boomtown in 2015 and being featured in BBC Music Website.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/171930_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
Caro Emerald
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Caro Emerald

Caro Emerald (real name: Caroline Esmeralda van der Leeuw, born 26 April 1981 in Amsterdam, The Neth...

30,000 - 50,000
{"key":"16296","name":"Caro Emerald","bio":"Caro Emerald (real name: Caroline Esmeralda van der Leeuw, born 26 April 1981 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands) is a Dutch singer. She studied as a jazz vocalist at the Amsterdam conservatory of music and earned her degree in 2005.Having gained experience as one of the six singers in close-harmony group Les Elles, and as a vocalist in the Philharmonic Funk Foundation, Emerald first gained public recognition for her debut solo single Back It Up, which was officially released by Grandmono Records on July 6, 2009.Her first album, Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor was released on January 29, 2010. The album features a mix of ballroom jazz, tangos and mambo\u2019s in a contemporary production. Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor has been the best selling album in The Netherlands for over 29 consecutive weeks, beating the previous record of 26 weeks set by Michael Jacksons album Thriller. In December 2009 her second single A Night Like This was released and reached the #1 position in the dutch charts. Her latest (May 2010) release is That Man.After the succes in The Netherlands Back it Up has been released in Italy, France, Switzerland, Belgium and many more countries are to follow. www.caroemerald.comIn May 2007 Caro Emerald got a phonecall from Dutch producers Jan van Wieringen and David Schreurs. With another producer, they'd written a song for a Japanese pop act with the acclaimed songwriter Vince Degiorgio (Atomic Kitten, A-Teens, N'Synch, Love Inc. a.o.). But their demo singer couldn't make it. They needed something quickly, and that's how Caro got to record the demo of \"Back It Up\".Caro liked the song so much that she added it to her live repertoire. A year later she got the chance to perform \"Back It Up\" on local TV station AT5 in Amsterdam. It caught on right away: viewers just wouldn't stop calling and e-mailing about that lovely girl with her catchy song. Caro and a friend produced a no budget video which ended up on Youtube, and again, the response was overwhelming. People literally begged her to sell the song on iTunes.But with only one song on the repertoire, Caro and her team decided to focus on a full album first. Inspired by films and music from the 40's and 50's they started working on new songs and ideas. Fall 2008, David flew over to Toronto to write with Degiorgio, and returned with 7 great tracks and a clear direction for the album. A few months later, Vince came to Amsterdam to finish the album. The result: an exciting and hugely accessible record, featuring ballroom jazz, cinematic tangoes, groovin' jazz tracks and infectious mambo's that sound like they were recorded in 1951 in Hollywood's most famous recording studios. But the smoking beats, catchy songs and inventive production tell it's actually 2009 that Caro Emerald is putting her name on the map.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/16296_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"30,000 - 50,000"}
Harry Connick Jr.
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Harry Connick Jr.

Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr. is an American singer, composer, actor, and television host. He has ...

500,000 - 1,000,000
{"key":"230824","name":"Harry Connick Jr.","bio":"Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr. is an American singer, composer, actor, and television host. He has sold over 28 million albums worldwide. Connick is ranked among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America, with 16 million in certified sales. He has had seven top 20 US albums, and ten number-one US jazz albums, earning more number-one albums than any other artist in US jazz chart history. Connick\"s best-selling album in the United States is his Christmas album When My Heart Finds Christmas (1993). His highest-charting album is his release Only You (2004), which reached No. 5 in the US and No. 6 in Britain. He has won three Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards. He played Grace Adler\u00e2\u20ac\u2122s husband, Leo Markus, on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace from 2002 to 2006. Connick began his acting career as a tail gunner in the World War II film Memphis Belle (1990). He played a serial killer in Copycat (1995), before being cast as a fighter pilot in the blockbuster Independence Day (1996). Connick\"s first role as a leading man was in Hope Floats (1998) with Sandra Bullock. His first thriller film since Copycat came in the film Basic (2003) with John Travolta. Additionally, he played a violent ex-husband in Bug, before two romantic comedies, P.S. I Love You (2007), and the leading man in New in Town (2009) with Ren\u00c3\u00a9e Zellweger. In 2011, he appeared in the family film Dolphin Tale as Dr. Clay Haskett and in its 2014 sequel.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/lh4.googleusercontent.com\/-0lj8y1jiSTk\/AAAAAAAAAAI\/AAAAAAAAAEg\/U2llIbtQ3ZM\/s0-c-k-no-ns\/photo.jpg","feeRange":"500,000 - 1,000,000"}
Movits!
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Movits!

Swedish fusion between Jazz and Hip Hop“Django guitar, windy street swing; music for both art dire...

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{"key":"17212","name":"Movits!","bio":"Swedish fusion between Jazz and Hip Hop\u201cDjango guitar, windy street swing; music for both art directors and your mom\u201d is how MOVITS! describe their sound. Well-known in Sweden but unheard of elsewhere, they fold together elements of 1930s big band swing, roma swing and rhythm & blues, then drop hiphop vocals on top for some serious energetic firepower. -Aurgasm","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/17212_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is a contemporary swing band from Southern California. Their notable singles in...

30,000 - 50,000
{"key":"36299","name":"Big Bad Voodoo Daddy","bio":"Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is a contemporary swing band from Southern California. Their notable singles include \"Go Daddy-O\" and \"You and Me and the Bottle Makes Three Tonight\". The band went from a regular Wednesday night gig at the Derby in Hollywood, playing for a few hundred people, to playing the Super Bowl XXXIII half-time show in 1999.The band was originally formed in 1989 by leader Scott Morris. He and Kurt Sodergren are the two \"original\" members, with the rest of the band joining later on. The band concentrated on the swing of the 1940s and '50s, playing clubs and lounges in their early years.The band launched two CDs, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Watchu' Want for Christmas? under their own label (Big Bad Records) before getting their big break when their songs \"You & Me & The Bottle Makes Three Tonight (Baby)\" and \"Go Daddy-O\" were featured in the 1996 comedy Swingers.From there they were signed by Capitol Records. With Capitol the band released Americana Deluxe (also known as a second Big Bad Voodoo Daddy) and This Beautiful Life. The band has continued their tours, performances and album releases Save My Soul, Live, and Everything You Want For Christmas, with one high point being their appearance at the 1999 Super Bowl half-time show.Over the last few years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has experienced great success playing on the Pops programs of American Symphony Orchestras and regular US tours.Most recently, BBVD released a tribute album titled How Big Can You Get?: The Music of Cab Calloway. As part of the live concerts promoting this recent album, the band continues to perform new material, including the track \"5-10-15 Times I Love You\" which frontman Scotty Morris says will be recorded as part of a new album in early 2011.Band Members:* Scott Morris \"Scotty\" (vocals and guitar) - core member* Kurt Sodergren (drums and percussion) - core member* Dirk Shumaker (string bass) - core member* Andrew Rowley \"Andy\" (baritone saxophone) - core member* Glen Marehevka \"The Kid\" (trumpet) - core member* Karl Hunter (saxophone and clarinet) - core member* Joshua Levy \"Josh\" (piano) - core member* Tony Bonsera (lead trumpet)* Alex Henderson (trombone) (also part of The Brian Setzer Orchestra)** Ron Blake (former lead trumpet) left Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to go on tour with Green Day.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/36299_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"30,000 - 50,000"}
Swing Republic
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Swing Republic

Electro swing projekt with old jazz and a positive vibe. Fito Bolai is the president of Swing Republ...

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{"key":"63573","name":"Swing Republic","bio":"Electro swing projekt with old jazz and a positive vibe. Fito Bolai is the president of Swing Republic. His music is inspired by various cultures. Fito combines the spirituality and emotional expressions from the past with the electronic technology of the future. His music reflects the open-mindedness of hippie culture and hypnotic rhythms of industry. Fito Bolai has a globalized and worldly mindset. \"Emotional Technology\" is one of the leading principles in Fito \u0301s approach to the musical landscapes and cities of Swing Republic. In the city Techville the machines live with beautiful manipulation and physical rhythm. In Emotia the sound and shades from the past live in the shape of legendary jazz artists, old movies and with complexity in emotional communication. Ethnico City is home of percussion and many other instruments. They live in beautiful disharmony and mutual inspiration. Fito throw giant parties where inhabitants from the cities get together and mix with each other in a relaxed - yet intense atmosphere. Fito is the collector of new styles and fusions; like a gardener in a fascinating oasis of music and visuals.","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/63573_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
Brian Setzer
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Brian Setzer

Brian Setzer (born April 10, 1959 in New York) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter.In th...

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{"key":"22975","name":"Brian Setzer","bio":"Brian Setzer (born April 10, 1959 in New York) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter.In the 1980s, Setzer fronted the popular rockabilly band, Stray Cats. Stray Cats caught America's attention with the 1982 album Built for Speed, which included the two Top Ten hits, Rock This Town (#9) and Stray Cat Strut (#3), as well as with the follow-up 1983 album Rant N Rave, which included the two successful singles (She's) Sexy + 17 (#5), and I Won't Stand In Your Way (#35).In the 1990s, Setzer led a comeback of sorts for swing music and big band music, when he formed Brian Setzer Orchestra. The band has released 5 albums to date and one live DVD. This group had one hit, Jump, Jive, and Wail around the same time songs like the Cherry Poppin' Daddies Zoot Suit Riot had been received favorably in mainstream America.Brian Setzer also recorded some solo albums during Stray Cats' break in the 1980s along with some in the 1990s. In 2001 he released an album titled Ignition with his band '68 Comeback Special. A new solo album titled Rockabilly Riot Vol. 1: A Tribute To Sun Records was released on July 26, 2005, in the United States.Massapequa","featuredImage":"https:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/22975_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}
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