Steel City Klezmer


“Best Jazz Recording 1994”
In Pittsburgh Music Award Poll

“It was pure pleasure having you at the Montreux Jazz Festival.”
Reinier W. van Hoorn
Coordinator Jazz Ensembles
Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland

Henry Shapiro & Swing Fever, a five-piece combo, draws from the rich spectrum of American popular jazz, performing early jazz songs and instrumental pieces from Dixieland through the Big Band era. Playing in a number of styles, the band revives the lively sounds of Benny Goodman’s Sextet, Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five, and Louis Jordan’s Tympany Five. Swing Fever’s repertoire ranges from Fats Waller to Duke Ellington, from George Gershwin to Nat “King” Cole.

Together for over ten years, members of Swing Fever bring a wealth of playing experience and knowledge to the music, having toured the world with artists such as Woody Herman, Bobby Rydell, and Buddy Rich.

Henry Shapiro & Swing Fever are on the roster of PennPat, Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour. Grants for eligible non-profit organizations are available to subsidize Swing Fever’s performance and workshops.

“The group gave a great performance and I know our audience enjoyed the warmth and energy that were so apparent in your show.”
Amy M. Krebs
Brodhead Cultural Center,
Penn State University


Lester Leaps In

Besame Mucho

For bookings, contact:
Henry Shapiro


Ten years ago, Henry Shapiro was one of the first in the country to revive swing dancing. A dancer himself, he presents a program perfectly suited to every level of dancer.


Henry Shapiro also performs a solo program of vocal, swing, and jazz standards.