The Brian Swartz Quartet
The Brian Swartz Quartet was formed in January 2013 when they were originally contracted for a three month Tuesday night residency at Perch in Downtown Los Angeles which lasted over 7 years until the global pandemic stopped the live music scene in it's tracks. The BSQ performs Swartz's original jazz compositions and his arrangements of jazz standards. Throughout the band's existence, Swartz has developed his own unique style of singing which blends all of his favorite vocalists including Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Joe Williams, Betty Carter, Ernie Andrews, Barbara Morrison, Dianne Reeves, Carmen McRae, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Elvis Costello, Sting, Stevie Wonder and many others.
The core members of the BSQ are:
Brian Swartz - Trumpet/Vocals
Steve Cotter - Guitar
Chris Colangelo - Bass
Kendall Kay - Drums
Here's a video of The Brian Swartz Quartet performing "I've Never Been in Love Before" live at Perch in Downtown Los Angeles, CA.
If you are interested in hiring the Brian Swartz Quartet for your event or venue, contact Brian Swartz directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian Swartz is proud to announce that his latest album, "To Be With You," is now available on Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon! Brian's 5th jazz album is his 1st to feature his vocals, backed by an all star band including Steve Cotter on guitar, Chris Colangelo on bass and Kendall Kay on drums. Also featuring Grammy Nominated guest artists John Beasley Fender Rhodes and Scott Healy on Hammond Digital B3, and tenor saxophonist Keith Fiddmont.
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