Primary Instrument: Band/ensemble/orchestra
Traditional based jazz quintet rooted in blues and swing with an uncluttered style of jazz that pays homage to Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and Wayne Shorter.
SwingSet Group, Inc is actually SwingSet Quintet a jazz group performing together for over fourteen years. Brought together from neighboring colleges and universities in Florida, Robert Rucker, Alex Mincek, Vincent Gardner, Greg Williams, and Roy Dunlap formed the band in 1994. After playing the local scene in Florida, we decided to make way to New York City. We pondered this move to New York and the angst of being geographically apart from each other. We had spent so much time in playing (in Jax, Fl) that thought of moving was disturbing. So when Alex and I moved to New York in 1995, Vince moved the following year. Greg and Roy moved to New York in 2001.