|Hot Vintage Swingin' Jazz|
Red Light Roxy is a professional jazz band from Cleveland, Ohio that plays an upbeat mix of jazz standards, jump blues, swing, boogie-woogie and a dash of old-school R&B. Its repertoire comes from the Great American Songbook and includes familiar songs made famous by such legendary performers as Ella Fitzgerald, Ruth Brown, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles and Louis Armstrong. Red Light Roxy has played at Akron's LOCK IV, the Shaker Heights Art and Music Festival, Legacy Village and a variety of city summer concerts and swing dances.
Contact email@example.com for booking or to be added to the Roxy News email list. Or become a fan of Roxy's Facebook page, updates will be posted there too.
Song Sampler / Demo:
Full song audio samples in right menu bar.
About the Band
The group is led by vocalist Eileen Burns and bassist Demetrius Steinmetz. With thirty-plus years of performing, they bring a wealth of experience to every event. Eileen recently toured as female vocalist with the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra throughout the United States, Canada, and Japan. She is also an original cast member of the long-running Midnight Martini Show at Cleveland's own Pickwick and Frolic. Demetrius is a faculty member of the distinguished Cuyahoga Community College Jazz program and has performed with the Dukes of Wail, Ernie Krivda and the Fat Tuesday Big Band, and various touring shows in Cleveland. The standard group is six members, but it can also be expanded with additional instruments or edited down to a quartet, trio or duo according to your needs and budget. If you're looking for an authentic experience and the music has got to be swingin', it's got to be Red Light Roxy.
What does the name mean?
The Roxy Theater was a famous (some might say notorious) burlesque house on the famed Short Vincent Avenue, the hub of Cleveland's nightlife and jazz scene in the 30s, 40s and 50s. Short Vincent was the place where lawyers, politicians and everyday citizens mingled with gangsters, gamblers, showgirls and celebrities. Strip clubs in the "red light" districts in those days always had live musicians and many great jazz players got their start playing for "girlie shows." We like to think that Red Light Roxy embodies the spirit and energy of Short Vincent in its heyday (minus the nudity and mafiosos).