After Midnight

Colorado’s Premier Swing Band
About Us

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 vintage 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 hear great swing music recently made popular by the likes of Dianna Krall, Michael Bublé, and Harry Connick Jr.  We also play some originals and some songs that were specifically written for us!  Click here to see a sample of our extensive song list.

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, Rehka Ohal, Jodi Renee, Wende Harston, Lisa Bell, Deejha Marie, and Joni Janak. We’ve even worked with actress Lea Thompson and her daughter Madelyn Deutch!

Our show, Swing Sets, Benny, Basie, and Beyond with Lannie Garrett is featured at the Colorado Music Hall of Fame at Red Rocks! The 20th Century Masters induction concert aired on Rocky Mountain PBS in 2017.

Our Musicians Have...
  • Over 200 years of combined professional experience
  • Played over 14,000 gigs
  • Appeared on some 600 recordings
  • Worked with over 60 bands
  • Performed in nearly every US state and around the world
Our Band Has...
  • Played over 1,000 gigs
  • Recorded 2 live and 7 studio CDs
  • Sold over 5,000 CDs for over $55,000.
  • Over 1,000 fans on our email list
  • More than 650 likes on Facebook
Venues We've Played...

We’ve done hundreds of concerts, weddings, events, festivals, dances, and clubs over the years. Some of the more memorable ones include:

  • San Diego Jazz Festival
  • 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
  • Rocky Mountain PBS TV

Check out our Venues Performed page for lots more!

Testimonials

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 informative shows!

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 ;-).

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