Bands

 

Michael McQuaid’s Swing Stars

The finest 1930s small-group swing for dancing feet and listening ears!    Contact Michael for more information on this newly-formed aggregation (photo by Olga Prokofjeva-Kursanova).

The Vitality Five

Michael is very proud to be part of the outstanding 1920s London aggregation The Vitality Five, an all-star lineup playing a fascinating repertoire of stomps, blues and struts!

Michael McQuaid’s Red Hot Rhythmakers

The Red Hot Rhythmakers, established in 2004 and currently on hiatus, were Australia’s premier hot jazz big band. After two acclaimed albums, international touring and regular showcase performances back home in Australia, the band is exciting for dancers and listeners. Their authentic big band sound stems from their huge repertoire of transcriptions, arrangements and compositions, mostly by their leader.