About the Band
The SHINBONE ALLEY STILT BAND formed over 20 years ago and has been bringing its swinging jazz to audiences around the world ever since!
A dynamic ensemble of musicians who parade, dance on stilts and perform various feats of physical and musical dexterity, the 5-7 member ensemble includes saxophones, trumpets, and drums with an occasional trombone, tuba, banjo, or clarinet.
The Music: Our repertoire includes Dixieland, Swing, Rock, and some classic ethnic treats from Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, India, the Caribbean and elsewhere. Always popular: Saints, Circus Tune, Sing Sing Sing, Tarantella, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Caravan, Wipe Out and Tequila! For the Holidays we play all the season classics, old and new – often spicing them up with our irresistible Dixie beat. Special theme requests - Just ask!
The Look: For formal affairs, the Stilt Band has an elegant look of black and white top hat and tails. For more festive events, we have Mardi Gras/Carnival attire with colorful costumes and masks. For the Holiday Season, we dress to match the festivities. And, of course, we have witches, vampires, and ghouls for a Halloween bash.
The Band has appeared in festivals across Europe, China, Japan, Turkey, Brazil, Israel, and across the USA. The Band also features some snazzy stilt-dancing with lifts and turns that always amaze! We perform at corporate events, trade shows, family day picnics, and all kinds of parades and events.
Bring the Band to your next event! Great for parties, festivals and openings! The show can be mobile or stationary and performed both indoors and outdoors.
Michael McGuigan (Percussion)
Joanna Sherman (Sax)
Joe Schufle (Trumpet)
Sean Nowell (Sax)
Travis Sullivan (Alto Sax)
Bruce Williamson (Alto Sax)
Doron Lev (Percussion)
Alex Jeun (Trombone)
Elizabeth Frascoia (Trombone)
Anna Garcia (Trumpet)
Jeff Schiller (Baritone Sax)
Sima Wolf (Soprano Sax)
"High Brow" entertainment for the Whole Family!