Although the idea of Swift Technique has been in motion for over 10 years, it has just reached its breaking point in the summer of '07. While Swift Technique draws from all world influences, their genre is uniquely Philadelphia. The idea of combining traditional jazz and funk with hip-hop seems almost too obvious, but artists are not pushing the boundaries. The music scene needs sincere, soulful performers that audiences of all age, race and background can enjoy collectively. By combining old influences with young, raw energy, Swift Technique is the collaboration of six souls on a mission to flip the music scene upside down. Although each member of the band comes from a completely different musical background, they have come together on common ground through their similar interest and love for music. While the band is a forum for all open musicians and lyricists in the Philly area, Sean McCann leads the group driven by its powerful rhythm section lead by bass player: Jake Leshinsky, guitarist: Andy Bree, drummer: Rich Agren, Alto Sax: Alex Roysdon, Trumpet: Greg Rosen, and Trombone: Matt Fischer.
South Philly, Philadelphia PA
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