Bands and Musicians

More Philly bands and more dancing! You won’t want to miss out.

Friday Evening Dance

Jack Saint Clair and the Saintly Stompers

Jack is a Philadelphia-based composer, arranger, saxophonist, and bandleader who swept us away premiering his group, the Saintly Stompers, at the first Philadelphia Lindy Exchange. We’re excited to welcome him back for our second year at PHLeX!

Jack is the leader, conductor, and sole writer for the Jack Saint Clair Orchestra, a 17-piece big band that performs the first Thursday of the month at LaRose Jazz Club. 

In addition to his writing, Jack performs regularly as a saxophonist with Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Nine and the Epoché Saxophone Quartet.

Photo Credit: Jerry Almonte

Saturday Afternoon Dance

Parlour Noir

Since 2017, Parlour Noir has been a well-spring of traditional jazz music from the historic Mt. Airy district of Philadelphia, PA. The eccentric six-piece ensemble brings joy and energy to the stage across a variety of venues, from bombastic swing dance weekends to intimate restaurant settings. Comprised of vocals, horns, piano, banjo, drums, and upright bass, the band swings hard through a repertoire that spans 1922-1945, including a handful of original tunes made specifically for the dance floor. They’ve now become one Philadelphia’s premier Swing Bands. Don’t hesitate to say hello during their next band break—they’re happy to chat or a share a drink!

Photo Credit: Lauren Levey

Sunday Afternoon Dance

Najwa Parkins and the After-Hours Trio

Photo Credit: Lauren Levey