The Candy Jacket Jazz Band

The Candy Jacket Jazz Band is comprised of some of the best swing practitioners in the United States. Since forming in 2016, they have successfully forged their own path through the modern day “vintage” jazz scene.

The group, led by composer/arranger/drummer – Josh Collazo, prides itself on performing original compositions in a style that is reminiscent of the famous jazz & swing artists of the 1930’s & 1940’s. Tight arrangements, clever hooks, and a heavy dose of swing allows the bands signature sound to shine brightly through. No carbon copies here though – just solid playing filled with musicality, skill, respect, and deep knowledge of jazz history to build upon.

Thanks to a loyal fan base, The Candy Jacket Jazz Band has had the pleasure of performing at many national events, such as Lindy Focus, The International Lindy Hop Championships, DCLX, and The Redwood Coast Music Festival. A few highlights include headlining at The Wiltern Theater (LA), Swingin’ at the Savoy (SF), and The 2017 San Diego Jazz Festival.

With much success, The Candy Jacket Jazz Band recently released their sophomore album, Unstuck in Time. They also released an original holiday single, “Christmas Time in Los Angeles”, which features the wonderful vocals of Dave Stuckey.

The Candy Jacket Jazz Band is:

  • Albert Alva – Tenor Saxophone
  • Nate Ketner – Alto Saxophone/Clarinet
  • Dan Weinstein – Trombone/Vocals
  • Corey Gemme – Cornet
  • Chris Dawson – Piano
  • Jonathan Stout – Guitar
  • Seth Ford-Young – Bass
  • Josh Collazo – Drums/Vocals​