Andrew J. Fox

and his

Cascade Swing Orchestra

Historically Informed Jazz in Seattle
Rhythmatic, syncopating delights from the Swing era: 1928-1948

The Orchestra

Formed by bandleader and arranger Andrew Fox in 2022, the 15 piece Cascade Swing Orchestra is a big band that strives to perform the music of the swing era in an accurate, respectful, and historically informed way. The band's library includes transcriptions of classic arrangements from between 1928 and 1948 (some of them rarely heard since the swing era), as well as new arrangements and compositions in period style.Embracing the complex arrangements, the spontaneity of collective improvisation, and in many cases the authentic instruments of the period, the CSO hopes to present a unique interpretation of the music of the swing era to the Seattle area!

Upcoming Performances

Thursday, January 25th 2024
Fascinating Rhythm: a Taste of the Swing Era
Featuring Rachell Ellen Wong and Alex Dugdale
Join us for a night of fantastic music from the swing era!Good Shepherd Chapel

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Wednesday, April 3rd
Dom Polski
Swing dance with Swing It Seattle

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Contact

We'd love to hear from you. If you have any questions about booking, upcoming performances, or performing with the orchestra, don't hesitate to contact us below.

PersonnelA lot of folks have joined in over the last year to make this group happen.
I've opted to list them all.

SaxophoneJoel Steinke, Kyle Gaul, Jory Tindall, Max Bennet, Kyle Bainbridge
Eric Vanderbilt-Matthews, Sidney Hauser, Neil Welch, Brian Bermudez, Brandt Fisher, Henry Fernstrom, Monica Weber, Jackson Cotugno

TrumpetWalter Cano, Nick Wees, Jeffrey Gustaveson, Ken WellerHarald Hyllseth, Jun Iida, Al Keith, Christine Eisenmenger, Chuck Colburn, Adam Robb, Carter Eng, Jake Bergevin

TromboneConner Eisenmenger, Beserat Tafesse, Jack HillmanHenry Coba, Henry Smith Hunt, Jerome Smith

GuitarJennie Mayer

BassAlex Dyring, King Dawidalle
Stanley Ruvinov, Mike Perez

DrumsEJ BrannanCedar Lange, Xavier Lecouturier

Piano, Arranger, Bassoon, TriangleAndrew J. Fox