KANSAS CITY, Missouri, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Jazz / Swing / Rockabilly
The Grand Marquis first started jumping and swinging in 1998. Twelve years, over 1400 shows, five recordings and a million miles later, they are in demand as one of the finest groups to come out of Kansas City since Prohibition ended. This versatile fivesome showcases KC-style jumpin' blues and hot swinging jazz, mixing fresh originals with timeless classics. With a distinct and captivating sound, they go from gypsy jazz to jug band stomp in a heartbeat. In addition to the quintet's arsenal of vocals/4 saxes, trumpet, guitar, bass/vocals and drums they even throw in early jazz instruments like sousaphone, washboard & marimba.
Critics and fans alike are lending their praise. Winners of The X Entertainment Magazine's Best KC band in 2006 award and The Pitch reader's Best Jazz Band award in 2006 and 2007. 2010 Winners of the Topeks KS International Blues Challenge!
Their new recording "Hold On To Me" is the epitome of swinging 'party' jazz while presenting original compositions destined to be instant classics. Experience the Grand Marquis yourself; hear echoes of the past, feel the energy of today and catch a glimpse of the future. They're a perfect musical fit with the jubilant, carefree flair of swing dancing. Audiences young and old can't to stop dancing to their infectious music!
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