About Swingtime


Swingtime Big Band performs year-round for thousands of listeners and dancers at a wide range of venues throughout the New York area and the Northeast. Renowned for our engaging and entertaining presentations, Swingtime appeals to multigenerational audiences, and our typical crowd ranges from 3 to 93! Swingtime’s entertainment value is confirmed by the fact that virtually all our presenters come back to book our band annually or on a regular basis. (See a list of performance highlights)

When playing for dances, Swingtime expertly performs a healthy variety of ballroom styles and tempos to keep all the dancers engaged and excited. For concerts, we offer a wide range of thematic programs which can be adjusted to fit any setting and any time of year, plus, with bandleader Steve Shaiman as the informative host, Swingtime really is the ultimate tribute band—authentically recreating an entire era of classic American music!
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Corporate/Fundraising Events

When planning an event—whether it’s a Corporate product launch, or an industry-wide celebration, or an important fundraiser for a charitable organization—the ultimate goal is to create a unique experience which your attendees will never forget. Swingtime is the ideal band to help achieve that goal, bringing an unmatched combination of energy, elegance and sophistication to your special occasion. There is nothing to compare to a live 20-piece big band, and Swingtime is the “go to” group for event planners throughout our area, since we authentically perform the greatest hits of the Swing Era and the Great American Songbook for your guests to enjoy and dance to all night long. We will work with you to make sure that your event is talked about for years to come!

Private Parties

Swingtime Big Band has been the featured entertainment for special occasions ranging from milestone birthday parties and anniversary celebrations to weddings and family reunions. In each case, the people organizing the event knew that the music was the “make or break” element of their affair, and that having the standard DJ or small combo band would not make a very memorable impression.  They booked Swingtime to give their guests a fun and festive evening they would not soon forget!  We work with each client to provide the ideal selections of music for your personal occasion, because our goal is to help make your event successful and truly unique!

Call Steve Shaiman at 516.876.8324 or email steve@swingtimeny.com for booking inquiries.