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This trio came together for a house party concert series in Chicago, featuring Caroline Davis on saxophone and vocals, Jeff Swanson on guitar, and Charles Rumback on drums. As a bassless trio, the music has a certain weightless quality to it. All the members of the group compose original pieces for the band, creating the sound for their debut album, “This World and One More”

Caroline Davis is a saxophonist and vocalist currently living in New York. She has shared the stage with jazz greats Matt Wilson, Ellis Marsalis, Bobby Broom, Dennis Carroll, Von Freeman, and Tom Garling. She also finds a creative outlet performing in Chicago-based world music group Fatbook, hip- hop group Deep Fayed, and folk-Americana group Orso.

Charles Rumback is a Chicago-based drummer known for his work as a collaborator with Colorlist and Stirrup. In addition to leading his own quartet, Charles frequently works as a sideman with artists such as Angela James and Fred Lonberg-Holm.

Jeff Swanson began an active career as a guitarist living in Chicago. A contributor to the jazz community, Jeff performs with various groups including the Artie Black Three, Christopher McBride Quartet, Quentin Coaxum Quintet, and the Adam Thornburg Group.


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”Whirlpool will require listeners to expand their views of how they think a jazz band sounds” - Howard Dukes, South Bend Tribune (2013)



Album Dancing on the Inside by Whirlpool

Dancing on the Inside

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Album This World and One More by Whirlpool

This World and One...

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