The Careless Lovers are an assembly of jazz musicians and swing dancers, inspired by the early swingin’ sounds from the streets and clubs of New Orleans, Chicago, and NYC, past and present. The band plays a mix of traditional jazz, blues, and swing era tunes with a care-free, energetic style. With an infectiously danceable rhythm, the Careless Lovers add to the spirit and joy of early jazz culture in Seattle.
The core of the band is a quartet with trumpet, trombone, guitar, and upright bass, with options for adding reeds, drums, and piano. The Lovers like to sing old-timey melodies and group call- and-responses that get everyone involved. With a diverse variety of old jazz standards, riffing dance tunes, and songs of love and life, there’s a bit of something for the careless lover in everyone.
The band can be found playing at dance halls, restaurants, and parties around Seattle, and occasionally at swing dance festivals around the country!