Your Swing Dance Band
There is nothing like dancing in front of a live band. When the sounds of swing fill the air, people from every generation tap their feet, get on the dance floor, and forget their cares. Composed of 18 skillful musicians, Tuxedo Junction has earned its reputation as Connecticut's most energizing swing band.
So come out to dine and dance! Waltz, cha cha, swing, fox trot, tango... or just listening? Whatever your pleasure. Come solo or bring the entire family. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and move to the sounds of swing.
Where to find us
In compliance with Governor Lamont's executive orders, Tuxedo Junction - The Sounds of Swing - has suspended all activities for the duration. Stay tuned to our website and our emails for that happy day when we get together again. We are REALLY looking forward to playing and sharing our fun-filled weekly gatherings with you.
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Please see our Venues page for directions, food, and other information. Monday evening performances are open rehearsals from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
Make it special
If you want your own event to be truly special and memorable, make Tuxedo Junction part of it. The band is available for all kinds of events: weddings, anniversaries, graduation parties, family reunions, town green events, class reunions and, of course, dances.
What our fans say:
We put on one of your CD's to practice John's dancing...he says he never danced so much in his life these past few years since we've been going to see your band!
John and Denise
'Tuxedo Junction' is more than a great 'Swing Band', it's a wonderful opportunity to spend an evening out with friends. My friend, neighbor and former musician Grant Briggs, heartily agrees! We look forward to when the music returns. Be well.
I was feeling so depressed. But it was Monday, so I'm really
glad I came here tonight. (James Madison Restaurant)
Here were all my friends, and the great music. It helped
me forget all my troubles.
... I finally go to hear in person your wonderful music makers. ... What a treat! We both had a hard time keeping our feet still. Every 'piece' brought back wonderful memories ...
Thank you for the concert last Monday. Your pick of arrangements was great. Big band music evolved in the 50s and 60s (I love it) and you put sets together that were all seemed to be from that era. I like all big band music but, how many times can you listen to "In the Mood"?
I especially like the trumpet section all on flugel horns. That is the closest thing I have heard to my favorite band (Stan Kenton in the late 50 and early 60s that featured your instrumentation plus 4 mellopohoniums).
Please come and do it again as often as you want. - Fred Donecker
I had a great time last night at Bill’s! And the dance floor was crowded !
Loved it ! - Myrna
"What a lovely evening, and a great venue at Overlook Farm. When the band starts playing, I have to dance." - Toby Scott
"It was magical! Being at Overlook Farm is splendid way to spend an evening". Anna P
"Overlook Farm was fabulous Pat. Your music brought back so many memories." Joceylyn
"We haven't danced like this for years." - Dick and Mary Everette.
"The evening was perfect, Pat" Barbara K
"I LOVE to dance to your band!" - Myrna Thompson
"I'm always happy on Monday!" Grant Briggs
"I had a great time at the Farm. I always do. I love the band". Pat Lawlor
"What fun - a live band! Such a great sound, it gets me dancing again." - Laura Harmon
"Dancing to Tuxedo Junction tonight was well worth the trip from Avon." - Rosa Lee
"We stopped for dinner on our way home to Boston, and we couldn't believe our luck. A fantastic swing band! We dined and danced - what a treat." Deb and Andrew Wheeler
"Ted and I went to the Tuxedo Junction concert last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Sue and Brian Gillie were there, too. Pat Todd does a fabulous job of leading the band. The music is wonderful, and the setting spectacular, with lovely vistas, magnificent trees, old barns, etc., etc. You can either dance, if so moved, or just sit and listen to the music if you prefer. We didn't try the food truck, but others told us the offerings were very good. What a wonderful way to spend a summer evening! So grab a chair and go. You won't regret it." - Caroline Herrick