The American Rag
“After Midnight has its roots buried deep in the Benny Goodman Sextet tradition.  Same instrumentation – clarinet, vibraphone, piano, guitar, bass and drums – and arrangements that echo those of the BG six.  Playing Goodman-based charts can be fraught with peril unless you have skilled musicians in every chair.  After Midnight does.” 

Madison Jazz Society
“On behalf of the Madison Jazz Society’s members, officers and directors, I want to extend our thanks for the great performance by After Midnight at our twentieth annual Capital City Jazz Fest.  It exceeded our expectations!  It was a great source of pride that we were able to present you for the first time to the Madison jazz audience.  We look forward to seeing you again.” 

Evergreen Jazz Festival (2016)
“(After Midnight) has been one of our most popular acts for as many years as they have appeared at Evergreen.  Excellent musicians, they play the Goodman-Shaw-Herman style small group tunes, but they also cover a wide variety of swing genres beyond the expected repertoire of clarinet-vibe combos: a little bit of Latin, a little bit of “cocktail pop,” a little bit of blues.  The band is thoroughly professional, making them a pleasure to work with.” 

Evergreen Jazz Festival
“I was walking on air most of the time, especially Saturday afternoon at the Little Bear.  The experience reached its zenith during Deejha Marie’s set with After Midnight — out of this world!  The groups, the weather , the music were super.  We reviewed the Comment Cards from the attendees and After Midnight was the big winner!!!  The only figures I have seen are attendance at each venue and that shows that AM was our most popular band this year.  Considering the quality of the bands we had this year, that is really saying something.”

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
“It was obvious from the first point of contact that this band would be professional in every way. Roger’s communication was clear and timely at every interaction. The band members were not only extremely talented but professional and pleasant from the moment they arrived until they left the venue. It is not a surprise that After Midnight Jazz is in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. I would not hesitate to recommend this band for your next event. Bob Stepniewski Events and Entertainment Coordinator.”

American Vernacular Dance
“Wow!  Your show tonight was much better that even the Clocktower shows. You fellows are simply amazing. I am so glad I attended tonight.  As I said, my eyes were wet for two hours tonight. You and yours are masterful. Phenomenal.  With a big band, all the voices blend. With a small ensemble, every note shines through. I know a lot about stage instrumental performances; there was not a single flub all night.  Just sayin’. The After Midnight Jazz and Swing Sextet is a rare combo, and a gem for music in Colorado.  I feel so darned lucky. You know, we have terrific music here in Colorado, and some of the very best in the world.”

Arkansas Valley Community Concert Association
I wanted to thank you for After Midnight’s wonderful performance yesterday.  That may remain everyone’s favorite concert for a long time. Your clarinet is fabulous, and I had a special link with Rick’s vibraphone, since my sister played one. I don’t recall one on our stage before, so that was very special. The whole concert was wonderful, and that was especially apparent to me during your encore. I was sitting in the back, and I’m always irritated by people who exit during the last number, as if they are eager to beat everyone else to the parking lot. But yesterday during your gorgeous Caravan, a half dozen people got up to leave and walked to the door, but they couldn’t pull themselves away from the music. They stood by the door until you played the last note. I was amused.  I have already been asked if Community Concerts will bring After Midnight back. We have a rule that we wait three years after a performance before we schedule a repeat. I’m thinking we may break our rule.  Thank you again for a wonderful concert!

Laura and Sean
“After Midnight played for my wedding in May 2021 after rescheduling from February of 2020 due to Covid. They are incredibly professional/organized as well as excellent musicians.
Roger was always super prompt and friendly with his email responses and when we had to postpone our wedding was more than happy to accommodate. The band took my MANY father/daughter song requests in stride and played everything perfectly on the big day.
As a professional musician myself, the most important thing to me was to have great music at my wedding. I scoured the internet, talked to many friends, and after listening to just a few recordings of After Midnight, I knew they were the best band in town.
What I found in my search is that while most wedding/cover bands understand the requirements of playing  a wedding reception, they aren’t necessarily full-time established musicians (so the quality of the music suffers). On the other hand, you can go with a group of full-time established musicians, but they may not understand how to emcee a wedding reception. After Midnight is a jazz band that knows how to do weddings, so in my opinion, the best of all worlds. I am so grateful that they made my wedding day so special.”

“You all were phenomenal as usual! Thank you for adding that touch of class and holiday cheer that our event needed. We are so grateful you were available to be there.  Have a very Merry Christmas!”

Concordia on the Lake
“I have been hiring After Midnight for a decade and a half and they just keep getting better with time! The quality of musicians in the band is second to none! Roger’s impeccable clarinet virtuosity, Mike McCullough’s smooth vocals, Bijou Barbosa’s fabulous, rhythmic string bass, Jim Moore’s infectious rhythm on the drums, Jerry Weiss’ impeccable improvisation on the piano and Rick Weingarten’s ever energetic vibraphone playing all make for an exceptional evening of incredible music! I have hired over 200 acts in the last 19 years and After Midnight is definitely  the top for talent, professionalism, value and enjoyment!”

St. Frances Cabrini Parish
“After Midnight played at our church’s Mardi Gras party and they were amazing! Everyone raved about their music and they got people moving on the dance floor! Roger was a pleasure to work with from our first contact all the way through the day of the event. All the band members were very professional and polite and remained flexible to accommodate last minute changes to the schedule. They obviously love what they do and it reflects in their performance. We would definitely recommend After Midnight and look forward to working with them again! Thank you, Roger and team, for helping to make this event so fun and memorable!” 

Sing P’zazz
“I am still amazed that I get to feature all of you in my concerts!  You are all such wonderful musicians!  And, Roger when you came out from behind the curtain with your clarinet, EVERYONE was blown away!  My husband, Tim said “Wow, is Roger amazing.”  I’m so glad you got to toot your horn so to speak!  And your musicianship is matched only by the incredibly fine people you all are!  There will never ever be another band like yours.” 

Karen B
“After Midnight is an exceptional band. We used them for my father’s 90th birthday party and could not have been more pleased. We received compliments on the band even during the party. The general consensus was that most people have not heard a Swing band play this good in years. People were asking for their name at the party. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a swing/big band sound! These guys are truly awesome!!! Plus they were willing to drive all the way from Denver to Albuquerque for the gig. I really love these guys.” 

Jack and Gloria Frost 
“I can’t thank you and your group enough for the wonderful, moving performance of last Sunday at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort.  I’ve been a big band fan since the ’40’s but the combination of sitting close to the sextet, the modern sound system and outstanding talents of the group was probably the most moving and memorable jazz experience I’ve ever had.  I tapped my foot, snapped my fingers, clapped and shouted my compliments and approval all along the way.  Thank you all so very much, and we look forward to coming to the Denver area to repeat that amazing feeling.  It wasn’t just hearing you, it was feeling it right down to the bone. My wife, Gloria, asked “Why aren’t these guys as well known and followed as Rock Stars?”  It’s so sad our society and culture can’t rediscover real music.”

“Fabulous, Roger! It was delightful; I especially enjoyed the camaraderie between you all, and your Emcee work deserves a big mention, too. I also appreciate the construction you all bring to each set — well-practiced and well-executed. And last but certainly not least, your clarinet is nothing less than Benny Goodman himself. I think you more than match him!  Kudos! We look forward to the next time!”

“We very much enjoyed your concert at Wind Crest!  Wow!  The talent was unreal!  You and your entire group were amazing and brought back childhood memories.  Thank you and your bandmates for a great concert.  Hope to see you again!”

Lois Harvey
“Loved your band, beyond belief!  You made the 2014 Madison festival “over the top”.  I not only love your music, but your personalities that would shine right through, along with all the enthusiasm, making us know that you love what you do.  AND we loved all of you!  Each festival is always special, but when the surprise this year turned out to be your band…….wow!!!” 

Opera Colorado
“Thank you so much for playing our gala this year.  People loved you guys and our dancers were so impressed by you.  You made the night so memorable and we loved working with you all!” 

Richey May & Co
“Thank you sooooo much for such a wonderful evening of music.  It set the tone of the holiday party perfectly!!  People couldn’t stop saying how classy the event felt with the jazz music – top-notch – just great, so great!!” 

“7dancers had the distinct privilege of dancing to the live music of After Midnight for our spring performance, “Rhythm and Blues”. It was such a special experience for our dancers, vocalists and for every audience member. The musicians were not only wonderfully accomplished, but they were a joy to work with in every way. They were extremely professional, always prepared, completely flexible (as was much appreciated and needed for live dance) and took our performance to a whole different level. They have a truly special group of musicians with such a passion and appreciation for jazz, it only made our whole production team appreciate and understand the genre even more. 7dancers would be more than happy to work with After Midnight again in the future!”

Liz and Romain Betrand 
“Incredible! After Midnight played at our wedding reception and they gave us the time of our life. Wonderful music, we knew that before by listening to their CD, but incredible kindness all along the evening and before. We asked them to learn 2 songs that meant a lot to us and they did and played them wonderfully!  Instrumental music during dinner was great (How much we enjoyed the clarinet, Roger!) and Reka’s voice after dinner was magical! The only regret : Despite their name and because of our venue, they couldn’t play after midnight where as everybody was ready to dance until exhaustion. Two words to sum it up: HIRE THEM!!!”

Christy and Rich Carroll
“Thanks so much for the amazing performance!!!!!   We loved the music and got a huge amount of compliments from our guests on how great the band was.  Perfect jazz!!! Thank you also for the CD.  You all did a great job!” 

City of Thornton
“We had a great time listening to the band and have heard nothing but rave reviews from everyone that attended.  Thanks for doing such a great job!” 

Haselden Construction
“The After Midnight trio was top notch.  They were professional and well dressed, and the music was great!  Just the right complement to our company holiday party.  I’m only sorry that, with everyone socializing and having such a good time, the musicians didn’t get the attention they deserve.  They really are excellent musicians.  I would be happy to recommend After Midnight to anyone that would like to have live jazz at their event.” 

Jerry M.
“I saw your show last night at Anthem Ranch.  WOW!!  I also am an entertainer specializing in Big Band and Broadway.  As an Anthem Ranch resident, I do one show a year there as well as a few small Senior Citizen gigs.  So when I say “wow”,  it takes in so many different aspects of a performance more than your average patron.  I sum up last night in two words: TOTAL ENJOYMENT!!” 

Melissa Katsimpalis
“After Midnight is a terrific jazz band, which all at the reception noted, including the many musicians seated as guests — a high compliment.  The band has an excellent talent for reading the crowd and playing music that supports and, indeed, lifts casual and serious listeners beyond the expected.  Roger is the ultimate musician and diplomat; he and After Midnight clearly enjoy creating a sound environment that envelops casual listeners and hardcore music connoisseurs.   My husband, Tom, a musician himself, and I unequivocally recommend After Midnight. It is rare to find such talent captured in one ensemble of equally talented and likable people.   Hire them!” 

North Jeffco Parks & Recreation District
“After Midnight’s performance was the best we’ve heard!  It was great to hear a quality band perform jazz tunes of today and yesteryear. Thank you for providing such wonderful entertainment.  We really enjoyed working with you.” 

Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation
“Wow!  I give After Midnight 5 stars across the board!! They did an AMAZING job! Above and beyond. Not to mention they were so easy and pleasant to work with..Highly High recommended!” 

Ken Gartrell
“We saw the band at the recent  Sacramento Jazz Festival (where we worked as volunteers) and were “blown away”!  We certainly hope that you will be playing again in the Denver Area SOON.” 

Jazz Radio KUVO, 89.3 FM Denver
“Your new CD is delightful!  Very nicely done…it swings like mad.  It should get considerable airplay.  Congrats!” 

Town of Parker
“After Midnight was the perfect addition to our event! The band was easy to work with, and really put on a good show. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again and again!”

Highlands Ranch Community Association
“You guys were awesome!  I had so many complements about After Midnight.  People just keep asking what the name of that band at the Taste of Highlands Ranch because they were so awesome.  I look forward to working with you again soon.” 

Denver/Boulder Better Business Bureau
“After Midnight was absolutely perfect for our Torch Award event!  Their music was soft and elegant and provided the perfect background for our guests to mix and mingle to.  Thanks guys!”

Peeb Lupia
“Thank you so much for the wedding music.  Your band was professional, talented and downright fun.  We all enjoyed the music and the songs that were chosen to enhance the mood.  I especially enjoyed Paper Moon and That’s Amore (the perfect cake cutting song!).  The music was just right too during dinner…a nice background and soft enough that people could chat.  Courtney and Marc were so happy with the band and we all enjoyed dancing to the swing tunes…from the 2 year old ring bearer to my 86 year old Father in Law.  You are the best!!!  I only wish you lived closer to Durango so we could have you for a party!” 

The Gathering Place
“I wanted to express my thanks and tell you that you guys did a great job! That was just the sound that we wanted.  Your vocalist had a wonderful voice and presence. Thanks again for your excellent performance!  I will certainly recommend you to any one who needs a good swing band!”

Aurora Senior Center
“It was a pleasure working with Roger & his fellow musicians. After Midnight provided the perfect entertainment to celebrate the roots of Jazz in New Orleans at our Mardi Gras celebration! They are talented professional musicians whose music is sure to  please any jazz loving crowd.” 

City of Loveland
“After Midnight was a terrific newcomer to our Summer Concert Series. The quality of the music was top-notch and my very discerning crowd loved them.”

5-Star Talent and Entertainment
“I work with a lot of bands, but After Midnight is always my first choice for jazz and swing!  They are extremely professional and are great to work with.  I’d highly, highly recommend them any time!”  

St. James Catholic School
“I thought that you guys sounded great and I was impressed about how well you sounded in that room.  You were really able to adjust and not be overwhelming.  Everything seemed really tight, and the band is just getting really good.  I am very impressed!”   

Denver Jazz Club
“WOW-WHAT A DAY!  Clarinet star, Roger Campbell brought his Goodman style jazz band, After Midnight, to play for the Denver Jazz Club. This is a well rehearsed, hot band, complete with Vibes. Our attendees came away from the concert remembering many of the great combos from the past.”

Fort Collins Jazz Experience
“Thank you so much for playing at the Fort Collins Jazz Experience and it was a great representation of our rich jazz community!  The weekend was a great success and you guys put on a great show!  We broadened a lot of people’s definition of jazz on Saturday and I was very proud of the high quality of musicianship represented and have you guys to thank.  You guys were swingin’!”

Nancy Freeberg
“I didn’t get a chance to tell you how much we enjoyed your music during the cocktail hour at Amanda and Sean’s wedding on August 9th.  Our guests had very favorable comments and our family felt that After Midnight added the perfect touch for our reception.  Thank you so much!”

 Jill and Jerry Wilson
“Thank you for your fine performances at our daughter’s wedding. After Midnight provided the soundtrack for this very special day. From the beautiful classical music that filled the air as our guests arrived for the ceremony, to the gentle jazz that echoed behind the cocktail party to the energetic swing that kept everyone on the dance floor long after dinner. With your professionalism in planning and perfection in performing, you and the band put the flawless finishing touches on our day.”

 Luigi’s Bent Noodle
“People love this band!  It is excellent music.  Very entertaining!”

Kim Toney
“Even thought they didn’t get to play the full 2 hours that we had booked them for, I thought they did a fabulous job. The music fit the style and theme of our wedding perfectly. After Midnight was a wonderful addition to our vintage 1920’s – Great Gatsby wedding. I would highly recommend After Midnight to anyone for any occasion. Fun, fun, fun!”

Jazz in the Sangres
“Thank you for putting on such a great show!  Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed your music!”

Nancy McNair
“I want to thank you for the wonderful job the members of the band did at my daughter’s wedding.  Everyone enjoyed the music and the selections.  The volume was good for both dancing and visiting and the leadership of the flow of the party was wonderful.  I especially liked the little touches like “Anchors Aweigh” and “Tiny Bubbles” at appropriate times.  I was amazed at how relaxed I was and how much fun our whole family had.  Thanks!”

Keryn and David Engelhand
“Thank you for making our wedding enjoyable for everyone.  The music was fabulous and everyone had a great time.  You are a fantastic band and it was a pleasure working with you.  Many thanks!”

Jive Cats
“After Midnight is one of our most requested bands.  Everyone loves dancing to your hot swing!  We can’t wait to have you back!”

Tabitha and Robert Hoffmann
“You guys were fantastic!  Just what we were looking for at our wedding.  I would definitely recommend you to anyone and everyone.  You were very easy to work with.”

Sambucas Jazz Cafe
“After Midnight is just what we are looking for.  You’ve got a great sound!”

Theresa & Kurt Christopher
“Thank you so much for performing at our wedding.  Our celebration was everything we wanted it to be and you were definitely a big part of that.  Our guests loved the music and we had a great time dancing!”

Littleton Historical Museum
“We love having you as part of our summer concert series!  You are wonderful!”

Kathy Manley
“We really liked this band! They were very talented and played a wonderful selection of music for dancing and just listening. All of our guests enjoyed After Midnight as well. We would hire them again and recommend them to anybody. This band was one of the best things about our wedding reception, even though there were a lot of great things about it.”

City and County of Broomfield
“The concert was fabulous! My mom said it was her favorite of all she’s seen, and all the seniors around us were rockin’!”

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