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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 the Tri-C JazzFest, Wade Oval Wednesdays, Cain Park, Akron's LOCK IV, the Shaker Heights Art and Music Festival, Legacy Village and a variety of city summer concerts and swing dances, as well as private events.

If you're looking for an authentic experience and the music has got to be swingin', it's got to be Red Light Roxy. For booking, contact Dave Sterner, Demetrius Steinmetz or Eileen Burns.

Song Sampler / Demo:

Red Light Roxy on YouTube More YouTube videos.

About the Band

Want to know more about the members of Red Light Roxy? You can visit their websites at the links below.

Demetrius Steinmetz (bass)

Dave Sterner (saxophone)

Eileen Burns (vocals)

Joe Hunter (piano)

Paul Samuels (drums)

Daris Adkins (guitar)

  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).

Public Performances

Partial Songlist

Ain't Misbehavin'
Almost Like Being in Love
A Little Further Down the Road Apiece
Alright, Okay, You Win
Anything Goes
At Last
Autumn Leaves
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
Blue Skies
C'est Magnifique
Comes Love
Crazy 'Bout Love
Early in the Morning
Get Out of Town
Hallelujah I Love Him So
I'm Beginning to See the Light
I'm Glad There is You
I've Got it Bad (and That Ain't Good)
Just in Time
Just One of Those Things
Lady is a Tramp
Lover Come Back to Me
Lucky Lips
Nature Boy
Night Train
On a Slow Boat to China
On The Sunny Side of the Street
Over the Rainbow
Rapid Shave
Ray's Rockhouse
Somebody Loves Me
These Foolish Things
This is All I Ask
What a Difference a Day Made
What is This Thing Called Love?
Wild, Wild Young Men
You Are My Sunshine
You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
You Let My Love Grow Cold
You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You