Swing Band in Delaware Valley
The Barbone Street Jazz Band provides jazz, swing, and American songbook music for all occasions within 200 miles of Philadelphia. We also love to travel long distances.
We are now booking for 2020 and 2021.
What We Do
The Barbone Street Jazz Band provides music for just about all occasions.
- Corporate meetings
- Jazz concerts
- Private parties
We will conduct our events in various venues.
- Night clubs
- Concert halls
- Senior living facilities (CCRCs & assisted living)
- Schools and colleges
- Jazz festivals (in the USA and worldwide)
- New Orleans funerals
- Municipal concerts
Professional Jazz Musicians
The Barbone Street Jazz Band was first formed in 1996 when clarinetist Steve Barbone and a group of professional jazz musicians decided to fill an existing niche for tasteful New Orleans jazz and swing.
The musicians shared a love for jazz and recognized a growing trend to swing dancing, American Songbook, and Mardi Gras music among the youth. They also recognized the appreciation for this music among the older generations. Steve formed the band and started looking for gig venues.
By the year 2000, the band was actively playing more than 80 gigs a year in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Then, the Ken Burns TV series about jazz debuted, and the demand for experienced jazz bands rapidly increased.