Dr. Jester and The Kings of Swing

Featuring jazz vocals with bass trumpet and guitar, Dr. Jester and the Kings of Swing delight audiences with old school sounds and a side of education, too.   

Dr. Jester and the Kings of Swing feature songs from the American Songbook mixed with jazz, and bossa nova. Dr. Jennifer Jester is vocalist, musician, music therapist, and educator. She specializes in low brass and prefers to play the bass trumpet to add beautiful musical colors to the pieces. She likes to describe her horn playing for this group as “Ella Fitzgerald meets Louis Armstrong and runs into Chris Botti.” Jennifer’s music of choice is steeped in jazz, rock, pop, Americana, bluegrass, country, folk, new-grass, and contemporary pop. The Kings of Swing are generally made up of Chuck Oettel on guitar, Rick Reinhart on piano, Bruce Campbell on upright bass, and Woody White on drum set. These fine musicians each have a story of their own, but musically they play jazz favorites throughout the decades with great style and flair that is enjoyable to listen to in any setting. Each of the Kings have been playing in the central PA region for over 40 years and in many cases, they have been playing together off and on during that entire time. In fact, Chuck and Woody played together in high school! Each of them are well versed in jazz, funk, swing, and you'll even hear some hints of rock and Motown. Each of them maintains an active schedule of performing in various bands in the region.

For more information and to see the next performance please see. https://jenniferjester.com/dr-jester-and-the-kings-of-swing

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