Whirlybirds play an amalgamation New Orleans-style Dixieland and pre-WWII era jazz while still incorporating more modern elements of jazz, pop, soul and funk. The result is unique arrangements of original “swang” music (as well as standards/covers) designed to engage and entertain the audience in a high-energy, live show. Whirlybirds formed in 2016 when Joe Gilliland (vocals/guitar), former bandleader of The DewDroppers, decided to continue creating the kind of accessible, catchy, pop-swing sound that band was known for. Along with Gilliland, the band features Joseph Brenneman (clarinet/saxophone), Trent Sampson (bass), Nick Simko (trumpet), Max Marsillo (drums) and Jacob Campbell (keyboard).
Venue: Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza
Date: Saturday, April 11
Time: 9:30 pm