The Easy Rollers: Drop Me Off in Harlem

Setlist

Act One
Ballard MacDonald and James F. Hanley
Back Home In Indiana
Shelton Brooks
Some of these days
Euday L. Bowman
Twelfth Street Rag
Spencer Williams Everybody
Loves My Baby
Kern & Hammerstein
Can’t Help Lovin Dat Man
George Gershwin
Fascinating Rhythm
James V. Monaco
You Made Me Love You
Fred E. Ahlert
Mean to Me
George & Ira Gershwin
S’Wonderful

Act Two
Spencer Williams Basin Street Blues
Cole Porter Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love)
Henderson/Brown/DeSylva Never Swat A Fly
James V. Monaco Unemployed Sweetheart
Fats Waller Lulu’s Back In Town
Glenn Miller In the Mood
Nat King Cole & Irving Mills Straighten Up and Fly Right
Milton Ager & Jack Yellen Happy Feet
Cab Calloway Zaz Zuh Zaz 
Duke Ellington Drop Me Off In Harlem 

Dani Sicari vocals
Alex Hill piano
Tom Sharp trumpet
Jamie Stockbridge clarinet/saxophone
James Girling guitar/banjolele
Al Simpson double bass
Matt Brown drums/washboard 

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Biography

The Easy Rollers

Taking you back to the golden age of jazz, The Easy Rollers are a roaring seven-piece vintage jazz band performing hits from the speakeasy bars of the Prohibition era through to the end of the Swing era. Based in Manchester, they have had audiences jumpin’ and jivin’ on dance floors across the country. 

Since 2016 they have been steadily building a reputation as one of the hardest working swing bands in the north of England, with appearances at Manchester Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Lake District Summer Music, Buxton International Festival, Manchester Day, Brecon Jazz Festival, Marsden Jazz Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Easy Rollers have also organised a number of UK tours, sharing their enthusiasm for this music through gigs, Lindy Hop events and theatre shows.