The Fat Babies
The buzz for this relative newcomer on the Jazz scene in Chicago has been growing steadily since the Fall of 2010, and they are now one of the hottest bands of the swing scene in Chicago. Throughout their last few years of performing, they've developed their talents and solidified their style in regular gigs at Chicago venues like The Black Rock and the historical Willowbrook Ballroom, as well as additional dance and Jazz gigs around the Chicagoland area. The members of the band, led by veteran Jazz musician Andy Schumm, hail mostly from Illinois and Wisconsin, and have honed their talents in several different Jazz groups. The Fat Babies line-up features cornet, clarinet/sax, banjo/guitar, bass, trombone, and drums.
Rampage Swing exists for one purpose: to play high-energy swing music that will keep you on the dance floor all night long. Their large repertoire of swing music from the 20s to today includes songs from Jimmy Dorsey, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Louis Jordan, and many of the greatest American songwriters of the 20th century. Teir close contacts with the swing community allow them to select just the right range of tempos and styles that will keep dancers on their feet.