Live Music


Boilermaker Jazz Band

The Boilermaker Jazz Band

With their unique brand of musical Americana and hot jazz revelry, the Boilermaker Jazz Band interprets the great American song book in their own unique fashion, bringing the sounds of the jazz age and swing era back to life. From concert halls, festival stages and dances, to elegant soirees, weddings and corporate events, listeners and dancers agree — with their infectious beat and enthusiasm this band can make any crowd move! Leading the Boilermaker Jazz Band on clarinet and vocals is Paul Cosentino, a full-time bandleader/performer who founded the band in 1988 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He is constantly searching for more tunes to add to the band’s classic jazz repertoire — you’ll hear something different every time! Paul plays an antique Albert system clarinet giving him a wonderfully distinctive sound. The band also features fabulous female singer Jennifer McNulty who will thrill you with her smooth and sultry vocal stylings. From bar room ballads and not-so-standard standards to hot and bubblin’ swing, Jennifer’s performances add a touch of sophistication to the Boilermaker ensemble. The Boilermaker Jazz Band has performed at major venues throughout the world- including Lincoln Center Midsummer Night’s Swing and the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, Smithsonian Institute and the International Lindy Hop Championships in Washington DC, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Chicago Summer Dance, The Edinburgh International Festival in Scotland, and the Jeju Island Swing Festival in Korea.



Burning Caravan

Burning Caravan

Burning Caravan is a Cincinnati-based four piece gypsy jazz and swing instrumental and vocal ensemble performing songs of Django Reinhardt, Sidney Bechet, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Dan Hicks, Pokey LeFarge and others. The Burning Caravan was formed in 2008 by Paul Gibby, who moved to Germany in 2016. Initially called ‘The Hot Club of Terrace Park,’ the band hosted and facilitated regular gypsy jazz jam sessions Wednesdays at the Dilly Café in Mariemont. The band was soon renamed ‘The Burning Caravan’ and has been performing regularly in the Cincinnati jazz scene. In September 2016, Cincy Magazine named ‘The Burning Caravan at Japp’s’ #6 on their Best of the City list. To keep things fresh, the band draws from a deep bench of talented guitarists and other musicians from the Cincinnati music scene. Current members are: Chris Miller, trumpet, vocals and percussion, Mike Barrett, guitar and vocals, Sylvain Archer, lead guitars and vocals, Bart Johnson, bass and vocals.





The Jazz Coasters

The Jazz Coasters

The Jazz Coasters are Cincinnati's premiere swing dance band. They bring the party to the dance floor with a blend of vintage swing, New Orleans Jazz, and pop covers. The Jazz Coasters perform regularly at private and public events throughout the region. Notable performances include The Cincinnati Lindy Society, SwinGallery, CincyHop 2017, Jingle Bal 2017, Miami Oxford Swing Syndicate, NAMI Southwest Ohio "Jazz, Joy, and a Starry Night", Molly Malones Covington's Repeal Day Party, and the Greenhills Summer Concert Series. The Jazz Coasters were formed in January of 2017 by band leader and trumpet player, Erin Fitzpatric, and is comprised of some of Cincinnati's most in demand musicians. The band first got their start hosting swing dances on Sunday afternoons at Urban Artifact in Northside, Cincinnati. After partnering with some of the best dance instructors in the Greater Cincinnati swing dancing community, attendance began to boom at the band's bi-weekly shows at Urban Artifact. ​





Our Amazing DJ Lineup

They'll keep you dancing all night and day!


Celia Mooradian
When she isn't repairing accordions and helping homeless ferrets, Celia "Sassafras" Mooradian can be found spinning sweet jazz tunes in Chicago and across the Midwest. Not only is she compassionate towards furry land otters and a master of jazz puns, she has immaculate taste in music that will keep you swinging out all night long.

Maggie Robinson

Maggie Robinson
Maggie Robinson hails from the great white north: Michigan. She has been dancing to warm her soul for a total of nine years and has been djing blues for the past four. She is super excited to bring her Lansing sound to CincyHop! An avid fan of Chicago, Detroit, and Delta blues, she is known to get the floor grooving and ready to blues till sunrise. Get ready to snatch it back and hold it and shake your money maker!


D. Booker
D. Booker, aka Dj D., has been djing Blues and Lindy in the southeast for a few years, and is excited to bring the tunes to CincyHop for the first appearance. Be ready to dance the night out to some soul soothing blues at late night!


Dan Miles
Dan Miles first fell in love with the blues at the 2012 Chicago Blues Festival, on a Sunday evening, overwhelmed by their tribute to Koko Taylor, the Queen of the Chicago Blues. With that as his starting point, he has been refining his understanding of blues and exploring the rich variety of the genre ever since. Dan happily accepts the label of “traditionalist” as a blues DJ, both in the typical sense of sticking to the genre and in the sense of recognizing and embracing the blues tradition as one that is diverse, inclusive, historically rooted, and still very much alive today. Expect his sets to ramble through a range of topics, eras, and regional styles, hitting both some vintage classics and some currently performing blues bands from around his home in Columbus, Ohio.


Crystal Meyer
Crystal's love for swing dancing led her to learn more about the music that inspired it all. She is a regular DJ at Cincinnati dances, and she strives to provide the dancers on the floor with the inspiration they need to create their art. She enjoys playing classic swing standards, unearthing quirky gems, and highlighting the modern bands who keep swing music alive and well today.

Meggan Peak

Meggan Peak
Meggan began dancing in 2007, and branched out to DJing for Cincinnati dancers in 2010. What followed was a love for Jazz history that would inspire her DJing, driving her to keep learning and searching for music she hasn’t yet discovered. A clarinetist herself, she enjoys an energetic clarinet solo in a minor key; however she feels most inspired in dance by a swinging brass section.

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