Band Reviews and Referrals


Hi Tom!

Thank you for being a part of our event Saturday. The two of you sounded great! We had a great morning with beautiful weather and we good attendance. Have a safe and fun summer.

—Tammy 6/03/2023

I hope you guys had a safe trip home and that the party was good for you. I’ve had 15 people ask for your contact information and where I found you. Everybody enjoyed the band. Thanks again,

—Scott 5/22/2021

“We appreciate very much the professionalism and helpful attitude that The Classic Swing Band had when they helped us get just the right songs and mood for our wedding. We had so many positive comments about the group, even my uncle Ralph who thinks he’s a music critique. Great job guys!”

—Robert and Felicia Jones , Waco Texas

“Our annual fund-raiser banquet needed some “classy” music with some variety. We have always booked live music, but the last couple of years had not gone very well. This band really took us to the next level and really cared about our audience. They even wanted our input on stage volume and “break music” – they were very thoughtful to get us just what we needed for our special event.”

—Jeffery Smith, Promoter

“We had The Classic Swing Band at our wedding reception and could not have been happier with them! They were wonderful. Fun, energetic, and extremely musically talented. It was a noon wedding, and we were worried that people might not be willing to get out on the dance floor – not an issue! These guys can flat out play, and my bride was so pleased with them.
Every time she looked at them they were smiling, waving at her and the guests, and just having a great time. We got a TON of compliments on them – they made the reception. If you’re looking for a swing and jazz band for your wedding or other event, look no further than this – you won’t be disappointed!”   Thanks Tom, all the best going forward. You guys rock.

-Bennett Burt

Hi Tom,

Thank you so much for your help in making my daughter’s wedding so special.  Your band was perfect for our reception.  I loved the selections that you played and loved that I could visit with my friends during dinner and didn’t have to scream over the music.  The volume was at the perfect level!  I especially loved that all of you wear tuxedos.  It kept the reception classy.

Thanks, again, and I will highly recommend you to my friends.
Best regards,

“The Classic Swing Band was a hit at the Navarro College’s recent “Brilliance” scholarship fundraising gala in Midlothian.  They are a great group of men to work with.  They are organized regarding contract requirements, expectations, details for set-up, etc.  Their instrumentation is fantastic and their vocalists are great, too.  They are a classy and professional crowd pleaser!  They provide a pleasant ambience for any event that requires background music or entertainment.”
Cynthia Seskes
Navarro College

“Having seen the Classic Swing Band several times and enjoying them every time, I hired them to perform a concert for the Waxahachie Symphony Association.  They were a HUGE hit! They enjoyed each other, and had the audience in the palm of their hands.  There is a group of teenagers associated with the WSA who attended that night.  They loved it!  This was their favorite concert of the year. I highly recommend the Classic Swing Band for any type of program you may need.  They are very adaptable and versatile. Tom Lepper is easy to work with, and they all have a wonderful time performing together.”
Sherry Dyess
President, Waxahachie Symphony Association

“The Odessa Council for the Arts and Humanities recently celebrated the 10th Anniversary Season of our outdoor concert series, Hot Summer Nights by bringing back the 10 most requested bands in our history. We polled our audiences, asked for comments on Facebook, and beat the pavement to find out which acts were the most popular in Odessa. When the votes were all tallied, one act was far and away the most requested, Eddie Irving and the Classic Swing Band.

The Swing Band has performed in Odessa many times, and can always be counted on to draw a crowd and put on a great show. It’s unusual to find a group that can simultaneously be so friendly, professional and energetic all at the same time. You can tell that they enjoy what they do, and the audience definitely picks up on that.

We hear at the Arts Council are always happy to accommodate Eddie and the gang when they come to town, and count them as Friends in the Arts.”

Randy Ham
Executive Director, Odessa Council for Arts and Humanities

“If you’re interested in a quality jazz band that’s talented, professional and affordable, then the Classic Swing Band is the group to call. This ensemble has performed for many of our top clients such as Microsoft, Winstead-Sechrist, Medical City and Xerox. The consensus across the board is that they provide just the right amount of entertaining and engaging ambient sound to add to the event in an ideal balance by complementing conversation without being overpowering or distracting guests from each other. It’s been our pleasure to book these accomplished musicians and we will continue to offer their services. They always hit a high note in our book!”
Debbie Barton
President, Brilliant Events

“The Classic Swing Band is really great. Besides being easy to work with, they really gave our event that extra something that we were looking for, with their big band jazz sound. I highly recommend this band to anyone who is looking for a quality musical experience in Dallas or Fort Worth.”
Craig Monk
Professional Edge

“We have used these guys for several years now at an event that draws several hundred people from across the Southwest. They really add to the atmosphere of the event and are a real joy to work with. We always get lots of compliments on their great music. We’ll keep having them back!”
Cam Fearis
Mid-Way Airport
Waxahachie, Texas

Here’s a list of some of our more recognizable clients:

Levitt Pavilion (City of Arlington)Ashton Gardens
MicrosoftThe Adolphus Hotel
Electronic Data SystemsDallas Country Club
Mobil Oil CorporationXerox Corporation
Chevrolet Dealers AssociationMedical City Dallas
Brookhaven Country ClubFour Seasons Resort
The Winstead-Sechrist FirmSMU Museum of Art
Park Place Auto Dealer GroupAdvocare Inc.
Independent Insurers AssociationPremier Jewelry
Grace Academy SchoolsToshiba Corporation
Waxahachie Symphony Assoc.Midway Airport
Tower Club of DallasCorsicana Country Club
CASA of Ellis CountyStonebridge Ranch
Farr Best TheaterOdessa Arts Council
Pecan Plantation GranburyDallas Arboretum
Waxahachie Chamber of CommerceWest Texas Jazz Society
Midland Ballroom Dance SocietyArts Council NE Fort Worth
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