Hal Smith's Swing Central

Redwood Coast Music Festival 2020 Performing Artist

Hal Smith's Swing Central performs Swinging Chicago Style Jazz, with a mix of standards and original compositions.


Jazz Lives Michael Steinman best describes this allstar group.

"This little group is packed with pleasures.  It’s Hal Smith’s evocation of a world where Pee Wee Russell and Lester Young could hang out at Jimmy Ryan’s, where Teddy Wilson, Charlie Christian, Eddie Condon, Pops Foster, and Dave Tough could have breakfast after the gig, perhaps chicken and waffles uptown.  And the music they created as naturally as breathing was lyrical hot swing that didn’t have the time or patience for labels.


This version of Hal’s group has him on drums and moral leadership, Jonathan Doyle, clarinet and some original compositions, Dan Walton, piano and vocal, Steve Pikal, string bass; Jake Sanders, guitar.  The videos shown here were filmed at Redwood Coast Music Festival in 2019."


Performance Times:

VENUE                               DAY                      START 

Saturday                              TBA


On The Levee Jazz Band

Sunday                                 TBA


Friday                                  TBA