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Jon Belcher & Savoy Swing Drummer Jon Belcher

This hard swinging Seattle based band led by drummer Jon Belcher contiues to surprise. Savoy Swing has a NEW CD titled “TILL TOM SPECIAL” featuring special guest soloists Bill Ramsay (Alto Sax), Jon Goforth (Tenor & Soprano Sax), and Dudley Hill (Guitar). They perform Classic Swing tunes with a new twist and the drummer’s own Latin Jazz originals. 

Reviews of TILL TOM SPECIAL:
- JAZZSCENE MAGAZINE says: "For those who aren't familiar with this group, be advised that Jon Belcher & Savoy Swing is one of the premier swing bands playing anywhere. Tasty is the word that comes to mind, and throughout the disk Belcher keeps the train on track with the kind of drumming we expect from a great swing group"
Steve Kullowatz
President, JSO
The AMERICAN RAG says: "Although front lines traditionally draw the most ink, the Savoy Swing rhythm section deserves much more than just passing attention. Put simply, the band swings right out the front door thanks in no small part to Belcher's splendid drumming. And relying on the vibes-clarinet sound that Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton popularized during the big band era, Savoy Swing captures the blend that was the trademark of Goodman's sextet as well as the spirit of BG's group and similar combos that followed. In short, Savoy Swing's the real thing"
Cam Miller
American Rag

And you can check out their NEW VIRTUAL CD at: MP3.COM.

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CD's AVAILABLE!

“Till Tom Special”,the new CD, is available now! You can preview five cuts and place an on-line order at the “Till Tom Special” page.

NEW: “JON BELCHER & MOMENTUM”, a Virtual CD on mp3 of  Latin / Jazz / Funk originals available for instant download. Listen & download free samples, or order Momentum on-line @  http://www.mp3.com/
JonBelcherMomentum 

Upcoming Performances by 

Jon Belcher & Savoy Swing

“Roll ’em”, Savoy Swing’s live CD, can also be previewed and purchased off this website at the “Roll ’em” page.

April 19th thru 22nd, 2001: @ The Terrif-Vic Jazz Party, Victoria, B.C.  Great jazz festival in a beautiful city to visit. Call for more information at: (250) 953-2011, send e-mail to Lesley Cook: [email protected], or visit the festival web site @ http://www.terrifvic.com/

 

May 25th: @ 3rd Place Books, 17171 NE Bothell Way, Lake Forrest Park, WA (in the Lake Forrest Park Shopping Center, look for the main stage).This is a swing dance / concert which is free to the public and open to all ages. The band does two shows beginning at 7:00pm.

 

July 13th: @ the Arlington Fly In. This is a hugh Air show featuring WWII vintage aircraft, rides and a 40’s vintage swing dance with Jon Belcher & Savoy Swing doing two shows on Friday night beginning at 7:00pm.

 

Sept 16th: @ the Maritime Festival, Tacoma, WA. This annual festival is in the park next to the harbor. Last year a helocopter staged a mock sea rescue right behind the bandstand and sprayed the musicians with water, but we kept swingin’! It’s free to the public and we’ll be doing two shows. Check back with us for the exact times.

 

Nov 8th: @ Snoqualmie Valley Arts Live, in concert, Mt. Si high school auditorium, Mount Si, WA. Two shows starting at 7:30pm.

Yes, we play private parties. For booking information contact:

To learn more about drummer Jon Belcher, be sure to visit his website, Drumset Workouts. There you can find his biography, and also learn more about his two highly acclaimed method books, “Drumset Workouts”, and “Drumset Workouts, Book 2”.