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Swing’N on a Star has been making great memories at hundreds of weddings, parties and banquets since 1966! The philosophy is simple. Customer/audience enjoyment and the success of the event is our complete focus. It has to be right, you can’t go back and do it again. So it is our responsibility to take every bit of care to ensure that the right music is played, at the right time, at the right volume and is perfectly coordinated to augment the magic of the moment. We work with every client, beyond just the musical performance to understand special preferences and programming logistics. By combining our ideas and experiences with client needs, we make sure that the entire event is worry-free while it unfolds in an atmosphere of celebratory sophistication and fun. Swing’N on a Star always does more than is expected, providing the most value for your entertainment budget, either setting an elegant background, or leading all your friends on the floor for a rousing Hora, Legends of Rock and Roll, Latin, Swing or Big Band Set .
Swing’N on a Star can also perform “shows” featuring A Salute to Broadway, Remembering The Big Band Era, and That Motown Sound!
While many bands now “perform” with sequenced parts, which is really just prerecorded music, Swing’N on a Star performs live music, custom selected for your immediate audience and pleasure. Swing’N on a Star has an extraordinary repertoire of music for most adult tastes. We feature swing, classic rock and roll, Latin, pop-standards, Broadway, Jazz, Motown, Disco and a variety Ballroom and Ethnic music.
Swing’N on a Star performs as a four, five or six piece ensemble that sounds like a Big Band. However, we are available in any combination including solo piano or guitar, duets, trios, quartets, and can add pieces as desired beyond the regular members .
Swing’N on a Star, originally created and has performed as the Toronados, on television, at Presidential Inaugural Balls, at the Kennedy Center, many diplomatic functions and making memories for hundreds of brides, grooms, their families, and friends. Let Swing’N on a Star put you in the mood for excitement, fun, love and everything that makes great memories for a lifetime! Swing’N on a Star, is also a terrific price value!
|Michael Binder, Orchestra Leader, Event Organizer, Saxophones and Clarinet; started SS as the Toronados in 1966 with the idea of blending popular, classic rock, klezmer, Latin, big band and Broadway styles for adults. By day Mike is a Certified Auditor, Assistant Professor, Federal Manager and a featured speaker for national professional organizations. He has led over 1,500 professional musical performances bringing a festive charm and energy to every event.|
|Colton Hammond , Keyboards (acoustic and electronic) has been performing professionally for over 30 years as musical director and featured soloist in every genre’ of music from traditional religious to original and avant garde jazz and everything in between. Colton produces a rich blend of warm piano, organ and string tones with exciting brass and bass patterns. providing the rhythmic foundation that makes you want to dance. By day Colton owns and operates a Dental Laboratory.|
|Matthew DiSilvestro, Guitar and Male Vocals, has performed as a virtuoso in classical and jazz music as well appearing with a number of the area’s top performing commercial bands before joining SS. Matt continues to expand and share his musical horizons as he is one of the areas top guitar teachers.Matt features a wide variety of styles and sounds on his guitar while imitating everyone’s favorite and most recognizable vocalists.|
|Alan Lichtman , Drums, has over 20 years performance experience in jazz, pop, klezmer, R&B, rock, funk, folk, country and with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. Alan is a graduate of Eastman Conservatory of Music, winner, Concerto competition, and soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. By day Alan is a Certified Public Accountant whose precision drumming and driving beat sets the perfect feel that gets your feet tapping for outrageous unlimited partying!|
|Linda Russell , Female Vocalist; has dazzled audiences with her soulful and sophisticated song styling and energy through years of professional performance with virtually every type of music. She has appeared on-stage in “Nunsense”, “Ain’t Misbehavin”, and “Showboat”; won the Best Supporting Actress in the Maryland One Act Festival and toured in the first regional production of the Broadway hit “Swinging on a Star”. Linda performs regularly at the East Coast Jazz Festival, was a semi-finalist in the Baltimore Arts Festival and holds an MBA degree. She emotes joyful feelings with her rich, dynamic voice singing freyliche, jazz, Motown or Broadway!|