San Francisco is famous for many things. One of them is the City’s vibrant and varied jazz scene, with its history going back to the 1890s when Ragtime was played in the red light district of the Barbary Coast. Jazz, and eventually Swing spread to the speakeasies, swank hotels, theatres, and night spots, and continues today. The Royal Society Jazz Orchestra lovingly specializes in the authentic hot jazz that was the rage of the Great Gatsby Era of the Roaring Twenties, and the exciting Big Band Swing of the 1930s Depression Era exemplified by such artists as Benny Goodman and Count Basie whose Swing music ignited a musical craze that is alive today.
The Royal Society Jazz Orchestra and their smaller ensembles of the San Francisco Bay Area affectionately and authentically recapture the excitement, charm, and romance of the celebrated music originating from the 1920s and 1930s – often known as the Jazz Age and early Swing Era.
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In San Francisco our small ensembles are renowned for performing Roaring Twenties Jazz, 1930s & ’40s Vintage Swing, and authentic Dixieland Jazz. They are popular at many kinds of gatherings from weddings, corporate events, elegant cocktail parties, dinner dances, fundraisers and concerts, to public dances where audiences dance the Swing, Foxtrot, Lindy Hop, and Tango. For parties, our smaller bands play elegant and romantic background music for cocktails, light and charming music for dinner, and jazzy upbeat music for dancing.