The Swing Legacy

Where and for whom this
Massachusetts swing band has played

Our full rich sound, exciting danceable beat, overall polish, and impeccable musicianship have made us one of the most popular Massachusetts swing bands. We are currently much in demand for wedding receptions, corporate entertainment, swing dances, school proms, and jazz concerts throughout New England.

Corporate events include Novartis’ holiday party, the Town of Ipswich’s 375th celebration, Groton School’s Alumni Dinner Dance, and Emerson College’s Commencement Dinner.

We have played swing dances for Boston Swing Dance Network, Boston Swing Central, Swing City, First Night Boston, First Night Providence, WaterFire (Providence), Harvard University, Brown University, University of New Hampshire, Hartford Swing Dance Society, Hooked-On-Swing Society (Northampton), and Lake Winnipesaukee Cruises. For 15 consecutive years, we have played for school dances at Groton School and Middlesex School.

In concert settings, we have performed for the Boston Globe Jazz Festival, First Night Boston, Stockbridge Summer Music Series, Marblehead Festival of Arts, the Mall at Chestnut Hill, and for many summer town concerts. We have also played at the Regattabar, Boston’s premier jazz club. We have appeared live on Ron Della Chiesa’s WGBH radio show, The Jazz Songbook.

Two songs from our CDs have been used in a national TV commercial for Louis Jadot, and on several network TV shows, including “Sex and the City” on HBO.

 Here’s a list of client references for recent gigs.

 Also some client testimonials.

 And here’s a list of venues at which The Swing Legacy has performed.

 To inquire about booking The Swing Legacy, please contact Henry.


Excerpts from client thank-you notes

“Thank you for playing for our wedding. Swing Legacy was amazing. All of our guests enjoyed the music, and we all had a wonderful time dancing.”
Stephanie & Kevin Lavoie (8/6/16)

“The kids absolutely loved dancing the night away to your music. I am very much hoping that we will be able to have you back again this coming February.”
Anna Marchand (Middlesex School, 2/21/15)

“You and The Swing Legacy made our wedding! What an amazing sound! Thank you for helping create a fun, unique, and elegant party. We had a blast, and we can’t wait to see you play again in another context!”
Kate & Andy Montlack (10/17/09)

“Thank you for bringing such beautiful music to our wedding day. Our family and friends all commented on how wonderful our band was. We had high expectations, and you exceeded them. We only wish we got more time to dance! You made our wedding extraordinary. Thank you for your talent and hard work!”
Greta & Chris Hood (7/11/09)

“Wow! Thank you SO MUCH for your wonderful swing arrangements and team of experts! I know my relatives and friends were amazed! And your singer is extremely gifted and personable, make no mistake! Again, my heartfelt thanks.”
Joseph Amante (10/18/08)

“Thanks for a great evening. You got rave reviews from our friends, and, as a big fan of the music myself, I thought the band was terrific. Debby Larkin has a wonderful voice which commands just the right amount of attention. The horn players were fabulous, and your work on piano and arrangements of the material made for an evening people enjoyed immensely!”
Doug Evans (11/3/07)

Boston swing dancer Big band swing dancer

Venues at which we have performed

Function Venues

Boston area

Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Boston MA
Park Plaza Hotel, Boston MA
Tremont House Hotel, Boston MA
Wang Center, Boston MA
State Room, Boston MA
Computer Museum, Boston MA
Somerset Club, Boston MA
Tavern Club, Boston MA
Union Club, Boston MA
Gamble Mansion, Boston MA
Harvard Club, Boston MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA
Charles Hotel, Cambridge MA
Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge MA
Hotel Marlowe, Cambridge MA
Harvard Faculty Club, Cambridge MA
Commander's Mansion, Watertown MA
Hellenic Cultural Center, Watertown MA
Oakley Country Club, Belmont MA
Lyman Estate, Waltham MA
Paine House, Waltham MA
Temple Beth Israel, Waltham MA
Henderson House, Weston MA
The Country Club, Brookline MA
Longwood Cricket Club, Chestnut Hill MA
Braeburn Country Club, Newton MA
Wellesley Country Club, Wellesley MA
Winchester Country Club, Winchester MA
Hartwell House, Lexington MA
Pierce House, Lincoln MA
Codman House, Lincoln MA
Codman Farm Barn, Lincoln MA
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln MA
Hanscom Officers Club, Bedford MA
Concord Country Club, Concord MA
Nashawtuc Country Club, Concord MA
Village Hall, Framingham MA
Dedham Country and Polo Club, Dedham MA
Lantana's, Randolph MA
Generations, Avon MA
Primavera Ristorante, Millis MA
River Club, Scituate MA
Pleasant Park Yacht Club, Winthrop MA
Spinelli's, Lynnfield MA
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA
House of Seven Gables, Salem MA
Hamilton Hall, Salem MA
Hawthorne Hotel, Salem MA
Corinthian Yacht Club, Marblehead MA
Willowdale Estate, Topsfield MA
Castle Hill, Ipswich MA
Turner Hill, Ipswich MA
Andover Inn, Andover MA
Indian Ridge Country Club, Andover MA
Tewksbury Country Club, Tewksbury MA
American Textile History Museum, Lowell MA
Revolving Museum, Lowell MA

Worcester area

Beechwood Hotel, Worcester MA
Higgins House, Worcester MA
White Cliffs, Northboro MA
The Barn at Gibbet Hill, Groton MA
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard MA
Harrington Farm, Princeton MA
Harding Allen Estate, Barre MA
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston MA
Wachusett Country Club, W Boylston MA

Cape Cod region

Waverly Oaks Golf Club, Plymouth MA
Kittansett Club, Marion MA
Beverly Yacht Club, Marion MA
Sippican Tennis Club, Marion MA
The Music Hall, Marion MA
Belfrey Inne and Bistro, Sandwich MA
High Brewster Inn, Brewster MA
Dennis Inn, Dennis MA
Wianno Club, Osterville MA
Wequassett Inn, Chatham MA
Captain Linnell House, Orleans MA
Point Breeze Hotel, Nantucket MA

Western Massachusetts

The Wherehouse, Holyoke MA
Franklin County Fairgrounds, Greenfield MA
Blantyre, Lenox MA
Seven Hills Inn, Lenox MA

New Hampshire

Kingston House, Kingston NH
Bedford Village Inn, Bedford NH
Manchester Country Club, Bedford NH
Fratello's Restaurant, Manchester NH
Mill-Around Dance Center, Manchester NH
Wentworth-By-The-Sea Country Club, New Castle NH
Wright Mansion, Keene NH
M.S. Mt. Washington, Lake Winnipesaukee NH
The Inn at Church Landing, Meredith NH
Beacon Motel, Lincoln NH
Sunset Hill House, Sugar Hill NH
New London Historical Society, New London NH
Lake Sunapee Country Club, New London NH


Echo Lake Inn, Tyson VT
Quechee Inn, Quechee VT
Juniper Hill Inn, Windsor VT
Riverside Farm, Pittsfield VT
The Old Tavern, Grafton VT
The Inn at Mountain View Farm, E Burke VT
The Pitcher Inn, Warren VT
Hildene House, Manchester VT
North Hero House, N Hero VT


Diamond Cove, Casco Bay (Portland) ME
Greenwood Manor Inn, Harrison ME

Rhode Island

Biltmore Hotel, Providence RI
The Hope Club, Providence RI
Squantum Club, E Providence RI
Warwick Country Club, Warwick RI
New York Yacht Club, Newport RI
Bailey's Beach Club, Newport RI
Regatta Place, Newport RI


Lord Thompson Manor, Thompson CT
Goodwin Hotel, Hartford CT

New York

Swiss Hutte, Hillsdale NY
Wells College, Aurora NY

Performance Venues

Indoor Performance Venues

CityPlace, State Transportation Bldg., Boston MA
David Friend Recital Hall, Berklee College, Boston MA
South Station, Boston MA
Regattabar, Cambridge MA
Swing City, Cambridge, Newton MA
The Mall at Chestnut Hill, Chestnut Hill MA
Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill MA
Stoneham Theatre, Stoneham MA
Museum of Our National Heritage, Lexington MA
Parish House, Lincoln MA
Center for Arts in Natick, Natick MA
Natick Mall, Natick MA
Shoppers World, Framingham MA
Sherborn Inn, Sherborn MA
Lake Pearl Ballroom, Wrentham MA
Mechanics Hall, Worcester MA
RI Convention Center, Providence RI
Town Hall, W Hartford CT
MHS Performing Arts Center, Middletown CT

Outdoor Performance Venues

Glendale Park, Everett MA
Town Common, Stoneham MA
Saltonstall Park, Watertown MA
Waltham Common, Waltham MA
Adams Park, Roslindale MA
Town Hall Green, Wellesley MA
Natick Common, Natick MA
Town Hall Green, Norwood MA
Town Hill Gazebo, Norfolk MA
D W Fields Park, Brockton MA
Town Park, Randolph MA
Concord Museum, Concord MA
Acton Amphitheater, Acton MA
Wood Park Music Shell, Hudson MA
Memorial Park, Reading MA
Central Park, Andover MA
Crocker Park, Marblehead MA
American Legion Park, Georgetown MA
The Willows, Westboro MA
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston MA
EcoTarium, Worcester MA
Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth NH
Sovereign Bank Plaza, Providence RI
MDC Reservoir, W Hartford CT
Waterfront Park, New London CT

Schools & Colleges

Groton School, Groton MA
Middlesex School, Concord MA
St Paul's School, Concord NH
St Mark's School, Southboro MA
Milton Academy, Milton MA
Phillips Academy, Andover MA
Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter NH
Pomfret School, Pomfret CT
Central Tree Middle School, Rutland MA

Harvard University, Cambridge MA
Harvard Business School, Cambridge MA
Fletcher School, Tufts University, Medford MA
Brown University, Providence RI
University of New Hampshire, Durham NH