Jason Trachtenburg of The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players has an amazing new band, The Pendulum Swings!!! (New Record, “The Most Essential Album Ever,” mixed, mastered, and coming out on X5 Music Group Records on 4/30/13) The Pendulum Swings perform original classics. I’ve attached a video and bio.
The Pendulum Swings is the first big-band project from Jason Trachtenburg, featuring a seasoned 8-piece horn section. The band has been described as, “…A warped Sinatra…” by Time Out New York. Their show is a stylistic homage to big-band era Duke Ellington and Count Basie. The musical performance is brash, yet mysterious; humorous yet somehow serious. The overt comedic element cannot cannot downplayed enough. Legendary in-between song banter, rip-roaring one-liners, and an unforgettable “Q and A” session with the audience are commonplace at a Pendulum Swings show!
Founded in 2010, the Pendulum Swings have performed full-on big band orchestra shows all over NYC, with previous weekly residencies at People’s Improv (P.I.T.), Under St. Marks Theartre, and every Saturday night at D.B.A. in Williamsburg.