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John Swanson's quirky-cool Jazz, Blues, and Pop compositions have been featured on 5 solo releases, and he's had 26 different songs licensed for various commercial uses. In addition to composing, he is also a veteran of over 700 live performances, and his warm, crowd-pleasing style and personality is a perfect fit in almost any kind of venue. Somewhere out on New Route 66, about 50 miles west of Sinatra and 75 miles east of Miles Davis, John strums his beloved Samick hollow body and hums a Johnny Mercer tune.



Genres for This Artist

Total Tracks: 318

Instrumental Tracks (256 Tracks) | Vocal Tracks (62) |
Music Genres For John Swanson
Blues | Brazilian | Christmas | Dangerous | Jazz | Middle East | RnB | Rock | Soundalikes | Tropical |



Tracks for This Artist


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TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS - (by John Swanson)  Year: 2013
John Swanson Male crooner steps lively through all twelve verses of the Christmas favorite. Singer stays close to the traditional melody sometimes; other times he adds his own jazz, soul, and blues touches. Piano and acoustic bass only; no drums. Male Vocals, Christmas, Christmas Vocals
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Christmas, Christmas Vocals
615331 4:08 Med Fast 140   
Variation A (45 sec) - Christmas, Jazz Vocals
615329 0:46 Med Fast 140   
Variation B (Instrumental) - Christmas, Christmas Piano
615330 4:09 Med Fast 140   


LUCK AIN'T GOT NOTHIN' TO DO WITH IT - (by John Swanson)  Year: 2012
John Swanson Swinging answer to the classic Frank Loesser composition "Luck Be a Lady". Ultra-cool big band arrangement blasts out a call and response with male jazz vocalist. Lyrics jump between two themes, romance and gambling. Male Vocals, Soundalikes, Frank Sinatra
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Soundalikes, Frank Sinatra
600863 3:08 Med Fast 136   
15sec - Jazz, Swing Big Band
595299 0:19 Med Fast 136   
60sec - Jazz, Swing Big Band
595301 1:01 Med Fast 136   
30sec - Jazz, Swing Big Band
595300 0:37 Med Fast 136   
Variation (Instrumental) - Jazz, Swing Big Band
595302 3:07 Med Fast 136   


HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING - (by John Swanson)  Year: 2013
John Swanson Christmas carol by cool, swinging jazz trio with warm male vocalist. Male Vocals, Christmas, Jazz Vocals
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Christmas, Jazz Vocals
615019 3:02 Medium 120   
Variation A (45 sec) - Christmas, Xmas Jazz Ens.
615017 0:49 Medium 120   
Variation B (Instrumental) - Christmas, Xmas Jazz Ens.
615018 3:08 Medium 120   


FEELIN HIT - (by John Swanson)  Year: 2013
John Swanson Ooh baby I like what I see. 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, Male Vocals, Jazz, Lounge Jazz Vocals
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Lounge Jazz Vocals
572240 3:38 Med Slow 102   
30sec - Jazz, Lounge Jazz
572241 0:36 Med Slow 102   
60sec - Jazz, Lounge Jazz
572242 1:05 Med Slow 102   
Variation - Jazz, Lounge Jazz
572243 3:26 Med Slow 102   


OVER THE RIVER - (by John Swanson)  Year: 2015
John Swanson The sleigh ride to Grandmother's house gets cool and jazzy in this swinging arrangement of the famous Public Domain Thanksgiving song. Male crooner backed by piano, acoustic bass, and brush drums. Also known as Over the River and Through the Woods, and The New England Boy's Song About Thanksgiving. Male Vocals, Jazz, Lounge Jazz Vocals
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Vocal) - Jazz, Lounge Jazz Vocals
725733 2:29 Fast 155   
60sec - Jazz, Swing Ensembles
690404 1:02 Fast 155   


JUST AROUND THE CORNER - (by John Swanson)  Year: 2013
John Swanson Hard swinging big band backs Sinatra-type male crooner in this driving up-tempo number. Top notch horn arrangement. Lyrics everyone can relate to; the feeling that something big is just around the corner, and that lives can change for the better if we just hang in there and believe in ourselves. Male Vocals, Jazz, Swing Big Band
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Swing Big Band
572892 3:17 Med Fast 141   
15sec - Jazz, Swing Big Band
572887 0:20 Med Fast 141   
30sec A - Jazz, Swing Big Band
572888 0:39 Med Fast 141   
30sec B - Jazz, Swing Big Band
572889 0:34 Med Fast 141   
60sec - Jazz, Swing Big Band
572890 0:57 Med Fast 141   
Variation (Instrumental) - Jazz, Swing Big Band
572891 3:18 Med Fast 141   


ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE - (by John Swanson)  Year: 2013
John Swanson 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. Male Vocals, Jazz, Swing Big Band
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Swing Big Band
595191 2:18 Medium 127   
30sec - Jazz, Swing Big Band
595188 0:31 Medium 127   
60sec - Jazz, Swing Big Band
595189 1:01 Medium 127   
15sec - Jazz, Swing Big Band
595187 0:20 Medium 127   
Variation (Instrumental) - Jazz, Swing Big Band
595190 2:17 Medium 127   


WE'RE EVEN NOW - (by John Swanson)  Year: 2010
John Swanson 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, Swing Big Band
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Swing Big Band
406567 3:15 Med Fast 134   
60sec - Jazz, Swing Big Band
406647 0:44 Med Fast 134   
30sec - Jazz, Swing Big Band
406646 0:19 Med Fast 134   
60sec - Jazz, Swing Big Band
406648 0:46 Med Fast 134   
Sweep - Jazz, Swing Big Band
406649 0:10 Med Fast 134   


ALL IS FORGIVEN - (by John Swanson)  Year: 2015
John Swanson Vocal jazz tune with male singer and small combo. Lyrics alternate between sarcastic jabs, and forgiveness and understanding. This song has a unique, peculiar sound and feel. Male Vocals, Jazz, Lounge Jazz Vocals
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Lounge Jazz Vocals
742238 3:22 Med Fast 145   
Variation A (30 sec Alt) - Jazz, Lounge Jazz
742234 0:41 Med Fast 145   
Variation B (Full Instrumental) - Jazz, Lounge Jazz
742237 3:09 Med Fast 145   
60sec - Jazz, Lounge Jazz
742236 1:07 Med Fast 145   
30sec - Jazz, Lounge Jazz
742235 0:35 Med Fast 145   


THE STARS ARE LAUGHING - (by John Swanson)  Year: 2015
John Swanson Slow, emotional ballad with wistful male jazz/pop vocalist. Backed by easy swinging jazz combo. Piano solo. Singer laments the fact that the pretty stars in the nighttime sky are mocking him in his moment of pain over a lost love. Male Vocals, Jazz, Lounge Jazz Vocals
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Vocal) - Jazz, Lounge Jazz Vocals
708858 4:05 Slow 62   
Full Track (Instrumental) - Jazz, Lounge Jazz
708314 4:08 Slow 62   
Variation (Instrumental) - Jazz, Lounge Jazz
708313 0:42 Slow 62   
60sec - Jazz, Lounge Jazz
708312 1:10 Slow 62   
30sec - Jazz, Lounge Jazz
708311 0:35 Slow 62   


HEY DRAMA QUEEN - (by John Swanson)  Year: 2015
John Swanson Funky grooving blues with bouncing rhythm section and blues crooner. Stride piano and horn section drive this song. Funny, poignant lyrics poke fun at a overly sensitive "drama queen". Great track for a fun, energetic, bluesy vibe. Male Vocals, RnB, Blue-Eyed Soul
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Vocals) - RnB, Blue-Eyed Soul  
743520 3:09 Medium 119   
15sec - RnB, Blue-Eyed Soul  
743519 0:15 Medium 119   
30sec - RnB, Blue-Eyed Soul  
743515 0:36 Medium 119   
60sec - RnB, Blue-Eyed Soul  
743516 1:04 Medium 119   
Variation (Full Instrumental) - RnB, Blue-Eyed Soul  
743518 3:10 Medium 119   
Bed - RnB, Blue-Eyed Soul  
743517 3:10 Medium 119   


LATE LAST NIGHT - (by John Swanson)  Year: 2015
John Swanson Driving, bluesy big band swings hard behind male vocalist. Big, brash, and bold. Lyrics about a man who encounters spooky events and becomes frightened. He thinks everyone will think he is crazy so he tries to convince his confidant to keep quiet about it. Male Vocals, Jazz, Swing Big Band
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Vocal) - Jazz, Swing Big Band
708857 2:45 Medium 118   
Variation - Jazz, Swing Big Band
708309 0:44 Medium 118   
Full Track (Instrumental) - Jazz, Swing Big Band
708310 2:46 Medium 118   
Variation - Jazz, Swing Big Band
708308 0:42 Medium 118   
60sec (Instrumental) - Jazz, Swing Big Band
708307 0:58 Medium 118   


SILENT NIGHT - (by John Swanson)  Year: 2015
John Swanson Big band backs male crooner in a swinging rendition of the Christmas favorite. Big, bold, brassy, with a hint of quirky and kitsch. Male Vocals, Christmas, Big Band Vocals
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Christmas, Big Band Vocals
750709 3:05 Medium 120   
Variation A (Full Instrumental) - Christmas, Xmas Big Band
750706 3:06 Medium 120   
Variation B (Instrumental Variation) - Christmas, Xmas Big Band
750707 0:51 Medium 120   
Variation C (Vocal Variation) - Christmas, Big Band Vocals
750708 0:37 Medium 120   


I HEARD THE BELLS ON CHRISTMAS DAY - (by John Swanson)  Year: 2015
John Swanson Jazz combo and male crooner perform a warm swinging version of the popular Christmas Carol. Nice feel for restaurant scenes, gathering around the tree on Christmas morning, holiday parties, dinner or cocktail hour. Male Vocals, Christmas, Jazz Vocals
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Vocals) - Christmas, Jazz Vocals
745793 2:29 Medium 112   
60sec - Christmas, Xmas Jazz Ens.
745719 1:08 Medium 112   
Variation (Full Instrumental) - Christmas, Xmas Jazz Ens.
745720 2:29 Medium 112   
15sec A (Alternate) - Christmas, Xmas Jazz Ens.
745721 0:14 Medium 112   
15sec B - Christmas, Xmas Jazz Ens.
745722 0:16 Slow 60   


JUST IN CASE - (by John Swanson)  Year: 2015
John Swanson Medium tempo swinging big band backs male jazz vocalist. Good hearted number about guy who loses the girl and tries to convince her to not forget about him "just in case". Horn section arrangement (trumpets, trombone, tenor sax, alto sax, muted brass). Cool retro feel, Male Vocals, Jazz, Swing Big Band
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Vocal) - Jazz, Swing Big Band
714098 2:26 Medium 125   
30sec (Instrumental) - Jazz, Swing Big Band
714093 0:33 Medium 125   
Variation (45 sec Instrumental) - Jazz, Swing Big Band
714094 0:46 Medium 125   
60sec (Instrumental) - Jazz, Swing Big Band
714095 1:05 Medium 125   
Full Track A (Instrumental) - Jazz, Swing Big Band
714097 2:26 Medium 125   
Full Track B (Instrumental Rhythm Section) - Jazz, Lounge Jazz
714096 2:27 Medium 125   


O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM - (by John Swanson)  Year: 2015
John Swanson Bethlehem gets a cool, jazzy makeover in this swinging version of the famous Christmas Carol. Male vocalist backed by piano, acoustic bass, and bongos. Male Vocals, Christmas, Jazz Vocals
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Christmas, Jazz Vocals
725404 3:04 Med Slow 102   
60sec - Christmas, Xmas Jazz Ens.
690737 1:07 Med Slow 102   
Variation (Extended Instrumental) - Christmas, Xmas Jazz Ens.
690738 1:39 Med Slow 102   


TEASE AND STRIP - (by John Swanson)  Year: 2015
John Swanson Sexy big band blues ala "The Stripper". Smoking tenor saxophone leads the sassy, sultry instrumental. Hard swinging big band helps build the climactic tension and resolution. Radio City Music Hall will be rocking and the clothes will be peeling off with this hot number. Instrumental, Jazz, Burlesque Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Burlesque Jazz
756723 1:07 Med Slow 90   
15sec - Jazz, Burlesque Jazz
756722 0:12 Med Slow 90   
30sec - Jazz, Burlesque Jazz
756721 0:37 Med Slow 90   


CLASS ACT - (by John Swanson)  Year: 2014
John Swanson Happy, good natured big band swing with male jazz vocalist. Singer vows to be a "class act" and gives a very detailed, descriptive list of things that he thinks will help him achieve that goal. Male Vocals, Jazz, Swing Big Band
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Swing Big Band
690745 2:20 Medium 122   
Variation (Instrumental) - Jazz, Swing Big Band
690744 2:20 Medium 122   
60sec - Jazz, Swing Big Band
690743 1:09 Medium 121   
30sec - Jazz, Swing Big Band
690742 0:33 Medium 122   


SOME PEOPLE SWEAR BY IT - (by John Swanson)  Year: 2013
John Swanson 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. Instrumental, Jazz, Jazz Fusion
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Jazz Fusion
573421 5:29 Med Fast 148   
Variation (45 sec) - Jazz, Jazz Fusion
573417 0:47 Med Fast 148   
60sec A - Jazz, Jazz Fusion
573418 1:01 Med Fast 148   
60sec B - Jazz, Jazz Fusion
573419 1:04 Med Fast 148   
60sec C - Jazz, Jazz Fusion
573420 1:04 Med Fast 148   


I AIN'T GOT TIME FOR YOU - (by John Swanson)  Year: 2012
John Swanson 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. Male Vocals, Jazz, Swing Ensembles
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Swing Ensembles
595227 3:01 Fast 170   
30sec - Jazz, Swing Ensembles
595223 0:31 Fast 170   
Variation (45 sec) - Jazz, Swing Ensembles
595224 0:51 Fast 170   
60sec - Jazz, Swing Ensembles
595225 1:03 Fast 170   
Variation (Instrumental) - Jazz, Swing Ensembles
595226 3:01 Fast 170   




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