More than two decades after their breakout gig as the popular “Monday night dance band” at Lee’s Liquor Lounge, the Jaztronauts are still swinging strong.
The space age quartet’s unique “harmony swing” sound has earned them an impressive résumé, including being named Acoustic Jazz Artist of the Year at the 2001/2002 Minnesota Music Awards. The band served as house band for channel 45’s Big Bad Movie, spent 3 seasons as on-field musical entertainment for the Saint Paul Saints baseball team, and were awarded a ‘Best Of’ listing in MN Bride. The boys even did a tour of duty in Europe, playing grueling 5 1/2 hour shows, six nights a week, at the Casa Bar in Zürich’s old town. They were once flown to Florida for a live appearance at Kennedy Space Center, and played for a private AirSpace MN event for Buzz Aldrin.
The Jaztronauts’ debut CD, “Swank,” received critical acclaim, and several cuts from the album made the top 10 of the “swingtop40.com” charts. They are available for weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, corporate events, and other assorted shindigs and clambakes.