Glenn Crytzer, whose background includes both classical music and jazz, but also swing dancing, founded “Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators” in 2007.
The band describe themselves as follows:
The band's musical influences range from the late 1920s through the mid 1940s […].
The musicians in the band live and breathe vintage swing; having learned from studying the records of the great bands of the swing era, but you'll never hear the band give a note for note performance of an old recording.
Instead, Glenn Crytzer, the Syncopators' musical director, encourages his musicians to bring their own personalities and musical ideas to their performance while working within the framework of the style of the jazz and swing eras.
The band performs vintage arrangements, as well as new songs and arrangements composed in the vintage style.
Skinny Minne is a live recording from Midwest Lindy Fest in May 2012. Glenn successfully funded the money on Kickstarter to finish the album in the studio, which was released just a few days ago.
Here is the title track:
Artist: Glenn Crytzer And His Syncopators
Released: October 9, 2012
Album: Skinny Minne
Tempo: 141 bpm
Dance: Lindy Hop
The price of the digital album is USD 12 or more (you decide how much you wanna pay!).
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Every Monday, I post a new “Song of the Week“.
You can find the songs also on my Spotify playlist or on 8tracks.
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