Jerry Bruno Productions - Bands

Sophisticated Swing

Cleveland swing big band Sophisticated Swing

Sophisticated Swing is the area's newest 18 piece swing band. George Petrich has gathered a talented bunch of musicians from all parts of Northeastern Ohio. The band's playlist features a long and varied selection of music, from the big bands of the great swing era to the more comtempory music from bands of the post-war era.

Sophisticated Swing is not just your average dance band. They do have a featured lead vocalist, the wonderful Marilyn Cordial, but don't be surprised when other members of the band step out from behind their music to give you a treat at the microphone. Some pieces also feature The Sophisticated Singers, a collective quartet that brings back the sounds of the old big band vocal groups like The Modernaires and The Pied Pipers.

Sophisticated Swing will help make your affair the most enjoyable evening you have ever experienced.

"All the musicians were WONDERFUL and really made my wedding day special! Everyone was extremely professional and easy to work with! All the guests thought Sonata Strings were very sophisticated and classy, the pianist for the cocktail hour was fabulous, Sophisticated Swing was great during dinner and after dinner a lot of the guests loved to dance to their music and the DJ Mark Guthrie was wonderful! He kept us dancing well past the time we were supposed to stop!" Molly Patton - Feb. 12, 2011 @ Ritz-Carlton

"Thanks again for a wonderful, wholesome, FUN evening! Got lots of exercise too! You guys are great! I gotta tell you, 3 car groups, totalling about 11 people came from my house. One of the kids in our congregation who I had invited, spread the word to all his Swing Dancing friends, and about 6 or more other car groups of them arrived after we did!" - Marietta Crapps

"We just wanted to relate how impressed we were with the band. Our first exposure was at the Geauga County Fair, and it was a wonderful experience. Thank you so much for helping to bring back the swing era." - The Posars, Macedonia, OH.

"I just wanted you to know that we enjoyed this past Saturday night very much. It was the third time that we have heard your great group. Keep up the fine work." - Ray

"We had a great time at your dance. What an awesome, talented, classy band!! Yes, lots of dancers on the floor! Looking forward to seeing you again for the next two dances." - Don & Nancy from Pennsylvania

"Sophisticated Swing" Theme Song
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"Lullaby of Broadway"
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"In the Mood"
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"I Love Bein Here With You"
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Song List

Al Krasel
Anthony Fuocco
Barbara Knight
Blues Fanfare
Cherry Red
Cliff Habian
Dan Bankhurst
Dave Sterner
Don Disantis
The Dukes of Wail
Esto Jazz
Grant Street Combo
Harry Bacharach
Jazz by Design
Jim Henning
John Toula
Laura Varcho
Ray Porrello
Carey Viton
Joe Hunter/Dallas Coffey
Jon Blair
Jonathan Hooper
Pete Cavano
Phil Turk
Red Light Roxy
Roger Friedman
Sophisticated Swing
Evelyn Wright
Ilya Shteyndler
Michael Leamon
Matthew Skitzki