Join us for First Friday in October with music from Swing Street. The King George Club is open to the public on First Fridays, so don't worry about that membership...yet.
Swing Street is a jazz quartet based in Lancaster PA. The quartet consists of vocalist Olivia Marstellar, Chuck Oettel on guitar, Mike Truitt on keyboards, and bassist Pete Bainbridge. The group features a mix of mainstream jazz standards, some jazz adaptations of popular tunes and a few adventures into smooth jazz. The group performs as a full quartet but also as an instrumental trio or duo or as a duo plus vocal, depending on the needs of the venue.
Vocalist Olivia Marstellar is the newest member of the group. She has over a decade of vocal performance experience. Her smooth, expressive voice is highly complementary to Swing Street's style. She is also an accomplished french horn player, although not in a jazz context. Olvia also sings for Mitch and the Moodswings.
Guitarist Chuck Oettel has studied, performed and taught music for over 40 years. He is well versed in many styles of music, having played in jazz combos and big bands as well as show bands and gospel groups. In addition to his activities with Swing Street Chuck is much sought after as a sideman with numerous jazz groups in the area.
Pianist Mike Truitt has played in various local bands since the 1980s. In addition to playing with Swing Street he currently plays for “The Fabulous Cheeze Brothers and Sisters”. He also teaches music and directs musicals for the stage.
Bassist Pete Bainbridge has played in bands since the 1980s. He started his musical career playing in bluegrass bands, moving on to playing in jazz bands in the 1990s. He is also a member of The Myopics swing trio and the Flipside big band.