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Artist: John Swanson

Found 90 tracks

Vocal jazz track with a cool big band jazz sound, swing beat, and with a Christmas theme. [Tempo: Medium / 120 BPM]

Uptempo big band swings hard behind Sinatra-esque vocalist. Clever lyrics built around the “green grass on the other side” clich. Lots of metaphors. A fun, bouncy tune. [Tempo: Slow, Medium, Fast / 84 BPM]

Male jazz vocalist croons the traditional German lyrics to the famous Christmas carol. Piano, brush drums, and stand up bass round out the quartet. [Tempo: Slow]

Big band version of the Christmas favorite. Big, bold, brassy, with a hint of quirky and kitsch. [Tempo: Medium / 120 BPM]

Kitschy fun samba muzak. Bouncy flute and groovy Hammond B3 organ lead the way. Take the love elevator all the way to the top floor. Grab an umbrella drink and join the party. [Tempo: Medium / 160 BPM]

Swinging big band backs male crooner in a blues/jazz arrangement of the Christmas favorite. Fun, playful vibe. Medium swing. [Tempo: Medium, Fast]

Medium slow swinging vocal jazz with a retro lounge feeling. Cocktails, cigarettes, and the blues. Male vocalists croons and changes his mind; are our love problems your fault or mine? Also available as an instrumental version. [Tempo: Slow / 82 BPM]

Humurous swinging vocal jazz. Pokes fun at low budget hotel rooms and life on the road. Big band horns and rhythm section. Punchy horn arrangements. Male Vocals, Jazz Music, Swing / Big Band. [Tempo: Medium / 134 BPM]

Jazz combo and male crooner perform a warm swinging version of the popular Christmas Carol. Good for restaurant scenes, Christmas tree, holiday gatherings, dinner, cocktail hour. Also available as an instrumental version. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 112 BPM]

A lightly jazzy version of the Christmas classic, featuring an all-live setup of acoustic bass, jazzy drums, acoustic piano. Swing feel. Available as a vocal version and an instrumental version. [Tempo: Medium / 177 BPM]

Fun loving "Sinatra Vegas" big band version of the happy Christmas carol. Male crooner may be all grown up, but he channels the little boy inside of him talking to Santa Claus. Also available as an instrumental version. [Tempo: Medium / 128 BPM]

Big band backs male crooner in a swinging rendition of the Christmas favorite. Big, bold, brassy, with a hint of quirky and kitsch. Also available as an Instrumental version. [Tempo: Medium / 120 BPM]

A swingin', fun and festive version of the Christmas classic with a full big band jazz sound. Available as a vocal version and an instrumental version. [Tempo: Medium / 135 BPM]

Mustachioed 60’s porn star lays down a hearty, swingy love vibe to beautiful young chartreuse. Sexy saxophone duet chimes in to help set the mood. This song has just enough cheese and campiness without being too full of itself. Retro feel / Pulp. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 115 BPM]

Soulful rendition of the patriotic classic. Groovy Hammond B3 organ and tight blues rhythm sections. Influenced by Ray Charles version. Bluesy, strong, and proud. Made in the U.S.A.! [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 64 BPM]

Muscular New Jack City swinging big band backs Sinatra-style male vocalist, about the guy-behind-the-guy who knows the streets all too well, but he also has a friendly "let me buy this round" demeanor. Punchy, dynamic horn arrangements and slick guitar solo. Clever lyrics deliver throughout. Male Vocals, Jazz Music, Swing / Big Band. Also available in various instrumental versions. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 77 BPM]

Cool uptempo big band arrangement with male crooner. Hip driving feel of the Christmas favorite. [Tempo: Medium / 136 BPM]

Swinging electric blues with dynamite horn arrangement. Clever lyrics paint a humorous but poignant picture of adult life. Killer hooks that keep listeners interested. Smooth and strong vocal delivery. Tasty guitar solo. Second break features giutar and horns. Instrumental version also available. Male Vocals, Blues Music, Chicago Blues [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 89 BPM]

Easy-going swing jazz band version of the Christmas classic. [Tempo: Medium / 128 BPM]

1960's or 1970's game show style with elevator muzak appeal. Upbeat and energetic. Also works for comedy and any scene looking for a lighthearted, humorous touch. Spin the wheel, take a chance - you'll win big with this one. [Tempo: Medium / 176 BPM]

Beautiful lead trumpet melody backed by fine jazz rhythm section. Expressive, soulful playing by the trumpet emphasizes the warm, dramatic melody. Equally expressive jazz guitar comping and solo. Lightly swinging drums and acoustic bass. Drama, romance, peaceful, lush, sincere feelings are created, Instrumental, Jazz Music, Swing Ensembles. [Tempo: Slow / 91 BPM]

Funky grooving blues with humorously engaging lyrics about a guy tuning out his nagging woman. Groovy saxophone duet compliments each verse and chorus. Medium fast up-tempo feel. Driving tenor sax and piano solos. Clever snappy outro. Catchy, fun, feel-good blues with a memorable hook. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 125 BPM]

Jazz quartet (guitar, piano, acoustic bass, brush drums) swings freely behind male vocals. Poignant lyrics about pictures and how they influence and portray our lives; for good and bad. Unique harmonic structure creates a bluesy feel within a jazz context. Well done on the guitar and piano solos. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 108 BPM]

Free swinging jazz combo with bluesy male vocals. Strong, confident vibe. Piano and Guitar work complement each other and trade solo chops. Lyrical content about a guy feeling good about getting over his lost girlfriend who wants him back again. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 135 BPM]

Fun funk rock number with Tower of Power, James Brown style horn section (trumpet, trombone, alto sax, tenor sax) and stellar Hammond B3 organ work. Clever lyric creates a metaphor from bacon. Driving rhythm section (funky electric guitar, drums, and slapping bass). Blistering lead guitar solo with wah-wah peddle. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 90 BPM]

Epic pops tune with smooth male crooner backed by full orchestra. Dramatic, dreamy, hopeful; makes you feel like all your dreams can come true. Lyrics have positive imagery. Elegant retro feel; something you would hear as a TV or film soundtrack in the 50’s or 60’s but with a modern production shine. Brass section, woodwind section, string section. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 127 BPM]

Swinging vocal ensemble number. Tight rhythm section accompanies big voiced Sinatra-type crooner. Fine guitar solo. Clever lyrics re-visit the classic song - but this is not your father's Route 66, it's a new look at one of the most storied highways in music history; 21st century viewpoint. Male Vocals, Jazz Music, Swing Ensembles. Also available in various instrumental versions. [Tempo: Medium / 83 BPM]

Bluesy dark piano jazz in minor key with acoustic bass and brush drums. Feelings of solitude, isolation, and despair, but within a jazz context. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 86 BPM]

Mellow acoustic vocal jazz track with bossa nova feel. Coming-of-age lyrics with poignant feeling. Cool trumpet and marimba solos. Great background track, but lyrical content is still very strong. Male Vocals, Jazz Music, Latin Jazz [Tempo: Medium / 73 BPM]

A nice and light, jazzy version of the Christmas classic. Available as a vocal version and an instrumental version. [Tempo: Medium / 140 BPM]

Swinging quartet and male jazz vocalist deliver the goods on this tale of an arrogant guy who is just a little too important for the rest of us. Funny, sarcastic, up-tempo, full of brash. Fun, campy feel. [Tempo: Fast / 170 BPM]

Bossa nova makes the world fall in love. Dreamy, elegant jazz orchestra with that classic Bossa Nova sound. Cocktails and dinner in the lounge; romance by candlelight. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 138 BPM]

Swinging answer to the classic Frank Loesser composition from Guys and Dolls (also one of Sinatra’s greatest hits). Ultra-cool big band arrangement blasts out a call and response with male jazz vocalist. Lyrics jump between two themes, romance and gambling; ultimately deciding that confidence and attitude are the keys to success. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 136 BPM]

Big band swing with male vocals. Humurous look at post break-up trying to get along. Lyrics are pituresque and paint a picture of a guy trying to make peace with his ex. Tasty horn arrangements highlight this number, Male Vocals, Jazz Music, Swing / Big Band. Also available in various instrumental versions. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 68 BPM]

Medium swinging, funky fun jazz vocal song. Lyrics about sexy temptress who can’t be ignored, and can’t be trusted. Guitar and piano solos. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 140 BPM]

A fun, jazzy, swingin' version of the Christmas classic. Live jazz band / big band with brass section, piano, upright bass, piano. Available as a vocal version and an instrumental version. [Tempo: Medium / 137 BPM]

Smokey, soulful love song crooned by male blues singer. Guitar, piano, bass, drum backing. Lyrics about how fulfilled and excited he is with his new found love. Guitar and piano solos. Classic swinging jazz/blues feel. [Tempo: Slow / 83 BPM]

Torchy slow swing jazz ballad about a guy who sees a young couple in love and begins to reminisce about his own love affair that is losing its romance. He longs to have that feeling again. Jazz quartet (piano, guitar, acoustic bass, brush drums) provides fine smoldering backdrop for smoky male vocals. Guitar and piano solos. [Tempo: Slow / 85 BPM]

Upbeat, energetic Latin salsa with a retro feel. Great vibe for classic mambo and salsa dancing. Full Latin orchestra and jazz crooner. Fun lyrics with a "Papa Love Mambo" influence. [Tempo: Medium / 163 BPM]

Relaxed but bouncy jazz trio tune featuring excellent lead trumpet, fine guitar comping, and solid bass work. Free and easy swinging atmosphere. Instruments give each other space and freedom for a pleasant but cool, likeable vibe. Good for restaraunt, hotel, cafe, lifestyle presentations. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Swing Ensembles [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 65 BPM]

Smoldering male jazz vocals with bluesy overtones. Sexy lyrics tell the story of a guy pursuing the object of his affections; a beautiful woman in suggestive dress. Tight jazz combo backing. [Tempo: Slow / 102 BPM]

Quirky, cool jazz number with a retro television game show feel. Upbeat and pleasant, classic big band jazz groove for advertising, restaurant, pubs, parties etc. [Tempo: Medium / 146 BPM]

The sleigh ride to Grandmother's house gets cool and jazzy in this swinging arrangement of the famous Public Domain Thanksgiving song. Piano, brush drums, and bass. Piano plays one verse of the original melody followed by one verse of improvisation. [Tempo: Medium / 155 BPM]

Cool swinging jazz waltz with full horn section. Track features unique, beautiful melody that creates a distinctive sound. Love-themed lyrics with some French. Fluid saxophone solo and dynamic changes. Smooth guitar comping with classic jazz feel, Male Vocals, Jazz Music, Swing Ensembles. Also available in various Instrumental versions. [Tempo: Medium / 73 BPM]

Harmonized horn trio (tenor sax, alto sax, trumpet) belts out a compelling melody in this retro-modern jazz instrumental. Well placed bridge transitions to a warm, Wes Montgomery-influenced guitar. Tenor sax, trumpet, and bass solos. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 148 BPM]

Hip retro jazz orchestra lays down some funky elevator muzak masquerading as Bossa Nova. Flute, trombone, and trumpet take turns on lead. Guitar solo. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 132 BPM]

Compelling vocal jazz in slow swing. Powerful lyrics paint a stark picture about what can be one of the toughest things in life; facing the truth. Smokey male vocalist backed by bass, piano, brush drums lineup. Blues feel within jazz context. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 67 BPM]

A traditional version of the Christmas Carol with full orchestra and male vocalist. [Tempo: Slow / 92 BPM]

Swinging big band jazz instrumental. Sax section belts out a bouncing melody, answered by trumpets and trombones. Sound reminiscient of the great big bands from 1940-1960 era. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 152 BPM]

Medium-slow 12 bar vocal blues with jazz harmonic overtones featuring piano, electric guitar, acoustic bass, and drums. Humorous lyrics get right to the point; “You can boss me around; but don’t tell me how to drive”. Bluesy swing feel. Guitar and piano takes turns answering vocals and taking solos. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 75 BPM]

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