Lavay Smith and her Swingtet (Swing/Blues/Jazz) – Season Finale at Union Square Park in San Francisco

Lavay Smith and her Swingtet (Swing/Blues/Jazz) – Season Finale

Lavay Smith is internationally recognized as The Queen Of Classic Jazz & Blues in the authentic style of the 1940’s and 1950’s.

“Lavay is wonderful! She and her band are a breath of fresh air. It is so unlikely and so exciting that a band would appear on the scene today that plays classic jazz and blues so well and so convincingly.”
—Johnny Otis

“The San Francisco-based Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers are a notable exception to the retro-swing norm. The saucy vocalist and her eight-piece crew actually know the difference between jump music and bland R&B in corny suits. They have been a working unit since 1989 and sound as tight as the legendary musicians they choose to emulate.”
—Bob Blumenthal, Boston Globe

“A lush vocal style recalling both Bessie Smith and Dinah Washington.”
—-Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times

“Splendid vocals and exemplary material.”
—Frank-John Hadley, Downbeat

“Hands-down the best thing to come out of the jump/swing revival…the gal can sing her tail off.”
—Paul de Barros, Seattle Times

“First-rate vocals…magnificent arrangements…the best combo in town.”
— Phil Elwood, San Francisco Examiner

Union Square Park

333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States