The City Rhythm Orchestra has been knocking out audiences for years at nightclubs, jazz festivals, concert venues and dances with their high energy sets of swing, jazz and big band music. The Philadelphia Inquirer calls them Philly's premier swing outfit and anyone familiar with this group would certainly agree. Their 1,000-tune play list is filled with swingin' jazz arrangements, rockin' blues tunes, unique original material, and vintage big band charts.
A music critic once wrote that hearing a set by City Rhythm was great music and great fun. That just about sums up the results that saxophonists Pete Spina and Nick Vallerio had in mind when they formed the band, and they have consistently cooked up exciting music with their key ingredients of hot horn players, a smokin' rhythm section, innovative arrangements, and dynamite vocals. Mix all of this with the enthusiasm of the band members and you've got that unmistakable City Rhythm sound that packs every performance with wallop and distinguishes this group from others.
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