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Swinging Standards

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Take a trip down memory lane to before the birth of rock and roll. Experience music from the magnificent big bands and vocal stars of the big band era. Back then, Jazz and Pop was one and the radio stars of the day also were the dancefloor sensation. Let us bring you back to the early days of Frank Sinatra and the Andrew Sisters; Swing to the awesome power of the big bands from Glen Miller, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and many more.

Music Programmer

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Pierre-Jean Lavigne


Pierre-Jean has been DJing and hosting various radio shows and podcasts since 1999. His involvement in the music scene has not only enabled him to play various at festivals but also to open for many of his favorite acts.

Radio and writing also brought him to sit on talent juries of varying festivals (Montreal Jazz Fest, Mundial, …) as well as being included in multiple music publications.

He has always believed that music’s capability of constantly surprising and touching people on different emotional levels is one of the best ways of bringing them together. For that reason, sincerity in playing is the quality he values most when searching for new music.

Artists

Frank Sinatra
Tony Bennett
Nancy Wilson
Ella Fitzgerald
Nat King Cole
Diana Krall
Harry Connick, Jr.
Dean Martin
Stacey Kent
Sammy Davis, Jr.

Chart

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A Certain Smile
Johnny Mathis
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From This Moment On
Anita O'Day
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You're My Thrill
Joni Mitchell
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Our Love Affair
Judy Garland
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I'm Glad There Is You
Jane Monheit
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Mr. Bojangles
Sammy Davis, Jr.
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I'm Through With Love
Marilyn Monroe
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Just in Time
Tony Bennett
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The Great City
Térez Montcalm
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I Fall In Love Too Easily
Chet Baker