The Blackbird Society Orchestra

A Roaring 20s themed Philadelphia Jazz Band that recreates early jazz hits from the 1920s-1930s, the perfect music for your themed event! The band can grow from a 3 piece band all the way to a 22-piece orchestra, sure to impress your party goers at any swing themed or Gatsby Party near Philadelphia!

Philadelphia jazz band “The Blackbird Society Orchestra” (BSO) is perfect if you are having a roaring 20’s themed party, or just want a really unique musical touch for your wedding or event. The Blackbird Society Orchestra authentically re-creates Early Jazz pop hits from the 20’s and 30’s in a band that can range from a 3-piece group to a 22-piece orchestra!

BSO is known for their creativity and authenticity, as well as their 500+ arrangements of classic songs, which include some of the most popular jazz hits of all time. BSO was founded in 1997 by Richard Barnes who continues to lead the band as their lead guitarist and vocalist. When it comes to this Philadelphia jazz band, Barnes’ vision is to ultimately keep music this American art form alive that is rooted in the past eras of the “Roaring 20s”, the “Jazz Age,” and of course the “Gatsby Era”. Some of the hits that they perform are almost 100 years old and this is something that will create a truly unique touch to your event.

In authentically reproducing these classic former “pop” tunes, BSO makes a genuine emotional and musical impact on all who listen to them. Note for note, the band is able to recreate the music while adding their own creativity to it. If you want a great Philadelphia jazz band, The Blackbird Society Orchestra’s performance will make you feel as if you are listening to the original record on your grandparents Phonograph, and add that special touch to your event.