The Swizzle Stick Band (or “SSB as we call it for short!) is truly evolved from a jam session! The band members got together at a party years ago just to jam and then did it again and again until a band was formed. As a result, we are all close friends and the chemistry of the band is unique, unusually close and really fun. We’ve been known to jam out on a tune or improvise something midstream without a hitch. It makes every performance exciting for the listeners and the band. Everyone really has a good time and loves playing music.
The players come from a variety of backgrounds – many studied music in college – covering many genres including jazz, funk, blues, rock, country, classical and more. This diversity of skills along with the horn line gives “SSB” a big sound, unlike any other band. We love to see the audience get up and dance and move so we strive for an exciting and fun show!
We have performed at many venues in NE Ohio and Western, PA including many summer concerts and special events. In the last year, we played in the Akron Summer Concert Series, Wade Oval in Cleveland, Bavarian Fun Fest in Sharon, PA, The Taste of Hudson, The Stone Soul Festival, First and Main, Springfield Lake’s “Rock the Docks” and many town community days and civic events in the area. We have played weddings also and pleased the group every time! You can often find us performing at area clubs as well.
The Swizzle Stick Band has been recognized in many local media outlets including The Akron Beacon Journal, The West Side Leader, The Falls Press and Fox 8 to name a few.