Swanee River Ragtime Band


Banjo, Tuba & Clarinet / Trumpet / Trombone

This New Orleans-style jazz combo has been appearing together as a trio or quartet since 1977, performing a vast repertoire of Dixieland favorites as well as an appealing mix of light jazz, swing, show tunes, sing-alongs, Honky Tonk and Tin Pan Alley. More than a traditional “banjo band,” the Swanee River Ragtime Band is an eclectic blend of musical styles drawing on the combined experience of its members.

The Swanee River Ragtime Band, which can be strolling or stationery, is equally comfortable in the boardroom, the ballroom, and the living room, as well as on the concert stage. They have performed in a variety of settings as diverse as weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries, senior centers, ground-breakings, wake-up breakfasts, and gala fund-raisers, including an annual appearance at Baltimore’s Preakness celebration. No event is too large or too small for the unique sound of the Swanee River Ragtime Band.


“Thank you for the terrific performance given by your group at our recent celebration… I hope to work with you again in the future.”
 —Northwest Hospital Center

“Just a note to let you know that the Swanee River Ragtime Band was a big success at our 80th Anniversary Celebration.” —MD Department of Transportation

“It was a pleasure having you at our opening gala. The music certainly added to the festivities.” —The Women’s Board of the Johns Hopkins Hospital

“To say that you were excellent would be an understatement– you were sensational!” —Club Jubilee

“Rave reviews to the ensemble were heard throughout the day and for weeks later.” —June Nicolette (private party)