Formal Concerts

“The ensemble covers a variety of the genre’s best- known works, but does so with top-notch musicianship and a likable stage presence.”

-The Orange County Register, CA

Formal Concerts

Welcome to an evening with the
Side Street Strutters!

Since 1983, the Side Street Strutters have captured the excitement, vitality, and spontaneity of JAZZ-America’s musical heritage!

TirePumpThe ensemble has brought to the stage an exciting, entertaining and educational show experience which has been enjoyed by audiences in Theaters and Performing Arts Centers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe.

RedLipsThe Strutter’s vast repertoire includes traditional jazz of New Orleans, featuring the legendary sounds of such artists as Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and Fats Waller. Popular jazz melodies of Porter, Gershwin, and others are stunningly reworked into brilliant new entities without losing any of their essential charm. Exciting swing sounds of the big band era featuring the music of such famous artists as Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Count Basie are also featured.

DrumsFeel the searing rhythms of Sing, Sing, Sing, and savor the lush harmonies of Stardust and Mood Indigo. Music associated with 16-piece orchestras is beautifully crafted specifically for the Strutters, resulting in powerful musical arrangements and an exciting performance which breathes new life into the classic hits of the jazz age.

In addition to exciting musical arrangements which showcase the extraordinary talents of each performer, the Strutter’s entertaining show style presentation also includes colorful costumes, tap dancing, vocal selections, novelty numbers, and the use of rare and unusual musical instruments.