The Benny Goodman Sextet is widely regarded as the best small jazz group of all
time. Our sound and style is modeled after that remarkable band but with a
sophisticated and modern vibe. Our hard driving swing is refreshing and
infectious, inspiring dancers and bringing toe-tapping joy to listeners of all
ages. This music is incredibly difficult to play and we enjoy making it
look and sound effortless.
Our repertoire incorporates music from Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, and Lionel
Hampton to Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and Tony Bennett. You'll
swing music recently made popular by the likes of Dianna Krall, Michael Buble, and Harry Connick Jr. Click here for a sample
song list or here for our most requested
songs at weddings.
Our instrumentation is unlike any other band in the region and very few in the
world -- we feature Clarinet, Vibraphone, Piano, Bass, Guitar, and Drums.
What's a Vibraphone? It's a lot like bells or marimba, but has vibrato
when you hit the metal bars. From time to time we
are also fortunate to work with some of the best "chick" singers around
including Lannie Garrett, Jodi Renee, Wende Harston, Lisa Bell, Deejha Marie, and Joni Janak.
We've even worked with actress Lea Thompson and her daughter Madelyn Deutch!
We've done hundreds of concerts, weddings, events, festivals, dances, and clubs
over the years. Some of the more memorable ones include:
Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival
Sacramento Jazz Jubilee
Capital City Jazz Festival
Evergreen Jazz Festival
Taste of Colorado
Cherry Creek Arts Festival
Jazz in the Sangres Festival
Want more? Here is
a huge list of previous and repeat clients and venues
we have played. They all think we are great!
Don't take our word for it though -- here are
We frequently feature tribute concerts to the King of Swing (Benny Goodman) and/or the King of
the Clarinet (Artie Shaw)! Also popular is a show we do that pays tribute to
the legendary Vibraphonist, Lionel Hampton! Our latest show tips our hat to
Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. Audiences love these fun and
So what's with the name "After Midnight"?
Nothing, really. An advertising friend suggested
lots of names, and that's the one that stuck. No, it has nothing to do
with the Monk tune 'Round Midnight. And no, we don't ever play the Eric
Clapton tune called After Midnight (actually, it's written by JJ Cale). It
just sounded cool, kind of like us! Besides, it's better than the "Roger
Campbell Sextet". Just try not to confuse us with other adult entertainment on
the net ;-).
Click here for answers to other Frequently Asked Questions.