US Artist John Swanson's quirky-cool Jazz, Blues, and Pop music has been licensed for "The Night Before" (Seth Rogen feature film), ABC ("Blood and Oil", "Secrets and Lies"), CBS ("Scorpion"), Showtime ("The Affair"), NBC ("Last Call" with Carson Daly), Hallmark Channel ("Once Upon a Holiday"), AMC ("Freakshow"), Bravo ("Southern Charm"), ABC Family ("The Fosters, Switched at Birth"), El Rey Network ("From Dusk Till Dawn"), MTV, and VH1. A veteran of over 700 live performances, John's crowd-pleasing personality, is a perfect fit anywhere.
John Swanson is currently enjoying success in retail radio. He topped 1 million streams last year in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Brazil, Mexico, Hungary, Russia, France. Especially popular are his Jazz renditions of Christmas favorites. He's had 26 different songs licensed for various commercial uses. John is an accomplished singer and guitarist with a warm personality and stellar musicianship making him an exceptional fit for 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.
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. Tenor sax and piano solos. Clever snappy outro. Catchy, fun, feel-good blues with a memorable hook. Male Vocals, Blues, Jump
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
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
Hipster jazz neo-orchestra rips it up in this driving Big Band instrumental. It swings hard in minor key with a major key bridge. Pounding baritone saxophone lays down solid backdrop. Instrumental, Jazz, Swing Big Band
Miles Davis type lead trumpet backed by Mingus style swinging big band. Tight rhythm section. Track features dynamic changes from brash, in-your-face horn section arrangement to ultra-cool lead trumpet and back again. Dynamic guitar and sax solos. A big city sound with big city confidence. Instrumental, Jazz, Swing Big Band
Just a regular guy, goes out and falls in love - with a stripper. Smoking clean guitar sound and funky organ highlight this sordid blues about a guy and his lusty, unrequited desire for a stripper. Guitar and organ trade smoldering solos. Male Vocals, Blues, Electric BluesCaution: Mature Lyrics
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
Our hero slowly opens the door to reveal a mysterious truth…. Hauntingly sparse solo piano with melodic, yet slightly sinister overtones breaks down into funky riff with strings & small kit drums. Is someone here? Secretive hiding watching waiting as tension builds. Modern touch youthful campy vibe, Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music
Or, "Vehicular Disagreement Blues". Medium-slow 12 bar vocal blues with jazz harmonic overtones featuring piano, electric guitar, acoustic bass, and drums. Bluesy swing feel. Guitar and piano takes turns answering vocals and taking solos. Male Vocals, Blues, Chicago Blues
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