Recently Swingin' With The Music (SWTM) Founder Pablo Rossil and Tony Award Winner Marissa Jaret Winokur joined iHeartRadio Broadway's SJ Arnegger to talk about the new album Swingin' With the Music of Broadway: Volume One, which is being released on March 27th in honor of World Theatre Day. The album is a celebratory look at the music of Broadway across various generations of showtunes. It features jazzy arrangements of iconic Broadway songs, from both classic and contemporary shows.
Explains SWTM Founder Pablo Rossill, “I set out to make the album as a ‘See ya real soon!’ postcard to our beloved Broadway. It’s been shutdown for so long, but it is certainly not forever. I hope it is enough to hold some of us over as our hearts yearn for those exciting LIVE performances. By using performers that have starred on Broadway, I feel we can shorten that wait, if only by a moment.”
Swingin' With the Music of Broadway: Volume One features performances by Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray, Celebrity Big Brother), two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bandstand) Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia (Avenue Q, Shrek the Musical), Brittney Johnson (Wicked, Sunset Boulevard), Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer (Hadestown, Madam Secretary), Jewelle Blackman (Hadestown, Private Eyes), Kay Trinidad (Hadestown, The Little Mermaid), and Pablo Rossil (SWTM Founder).
Acclaimed illustrator and caricaturist Justin "Squigs" Robertson created the album’s artwork.
Visit swinginmusic.com to learn more about the project. Follow the group on social media, @swtmband.
Since 2016, the SWINGIN’ WITH THE MUSIC collective has been reimagining beloved and lesser-known songs with new jazz renditions. Turn on the television, walk down the street, or simply scroll through your favorite app; anywhere you turn, music is there waiting for you. It enhances all aspects of the human experience, and it is SWINGIN’ WITH THE MUSIC’s mission to celebrate what makes music special told through the ever-expressive sounds of jazz. From singers to musicians and audience members, one thing has always been abundantly clear at SWTM shows: what brings people together is the joys of enjoying a familiar tune in a new way. SWINGIN’ WITH THE MUSIC has played in concert at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York and at the Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles