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 has now lasted over 6 1/2 years! 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
The BSQ is currently in production of their first album which will feature several of Swartz's original compositions as well as standards that he has arranged for the group. Keep a lookout for the group's performances in the Calendar section of Brian's page.
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.