Swingin’ Songs from Pop’s Golden Era (tm)


Image of Route 66 — Live, a video from a concert performance as a trio at the 2nd Annual Bring Your Own Creation festival August 5, 2017. ( Razzemetazz is also known as Jutta & the Hi-Dukes)


“Route 66–Live”


A classic 1946 American swing/rock song by Bobby Troup played as a trio at the 2nd Annual Bring Your Own Creation festival August 5, 2017.

Razzemetazz (tm)


Swing, Tin Pan Alley, Dixieland, Bluegrass, 50s Rock, and more


Rootsy affection


This is an acoustic, exhuberant, loving exploration of American pop music. The band’s lyric-driven and rhythmic rootsy-style approach means you won’t hear a single complex chord in the band’s decidedly eclectic repertoire of Swing, Tin Pan Alley, Bluegrass, Country, and 1950s rock songs spiced with a sprinkling of Dixieland tunes.


Razzemetazz is respectful of tradition, but there is no “cutesy”-ness nor nostalgia here. The intensity and vitality of this living music flowers in these veteran players’ experienced hands. It’s all great to listen to and fun to dance to! From festivals and parades to private parties and corporate events, Razzemetazz’s fresh sounding repertoire goes with everything!




Image of Hold Whatcha Got — Live, a video from a concert performance as a trio in Marjatta, Denmark during January, 2017. ( Razzemetazz is also known as Jutta & the Hi-Dukes)


“Hold Whatcha Got–Live”


A swung Bluegrass song played as a trio.

The color of their energetic sound is like their taste in repertoire: sweet and melodic yet personal and powerful. One song can feature mandolin on a swung Bluegrass song with twangy vocals, the next tune a flute riding on a guitar’s groove. The trio’s truly one-of-a-kind instrumentation is mandolin, Bulgarian flute, two acoustic guitars, percussion, and three singing voices.


Whatever its sound, every number grabs your attention, gets your feet tapping, urging you to dance. (And the group’s musicians are all dancers so, when the situation allows for it, they jump off the stage to lead folks through dances like the “Tennessee Wig Walk” and the “Jiffy Mixer”.)


For private parties, Beatles songs are also available.


Flexible and affordable


On request, extra musicians can be added to the family-friendly fun. We fit the band’s size to your budget, needs, and interests. The band can be as small as a trio (a duet is sometimes possible) or as large as a mini big band by adding on acoustic bass, trombone, and / or second guitar. Contact us today to discuss your plans!


Dance instruction at your party

Call for details (847) 864–1022 between 10 AM and 10 PM C.S.T.


To get your guests to get into the swing we offer free, basic couple dance instruction on the spot in (swing, tango, foxtrot, waltz, and polka)


Private Wedding dance instruction available


For couples who want to learn how to do basic, ballroom style couple dances, especially for their first dance, we offer private tutoring at very reasonable prices taught by a husband – wife dance instructor team who make dancing easy for everyone.


Parades for July 4th, etc.


Image of Razzemetazz in parade line-up.

American music is always a great choice for Fourth of July parades and Razzemetazz offers a wide range of classic favorites. The fact that the band actually WALKS and directly interacts with folks watching the parade is why the Highland Park, IL parade has had the band kick off their parade every year since 2003! Any parade, be it for Memorial Day, Labor Day, or just for fun, will be livened up by this fun marching group.


Image of Razzemetazz as a trio.

“[Their] music is exciting, and listeners will find it hard to keep from leaping up to dance.” — Natalie Wainwright, Arts & Life reviewer, Round Table

Photo of Razzemetazz (tm) as a trio


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