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THE RIFFERS

KEENAN MCKENZIE & THE RIFFERS

The Riffers are a swing band specializing in original music and tight arrangements from the 1930s and 1940s. The band's distinctive sound was originally developed for Keenan's debut album, Forged in Rhythm. Since then, they have performed at dance weekends from NYC to San Francisco.

 

The group offers a mix of unique big band reductions and swing-era combo tunes, all with a focus on energy and rhythm. Keenan leads with over a decade of experience running bands and playing for dancers. He programs shows with a critical attention to tempo and emphasizes rhythm and energy on the bandstand.

The Riffers typically perform as a seven or eight-piece band, often with a featured vocalist. Be sure to check out the band's latest videos and their recent EP, Saturday Session!

Click here for bookings and inquiries

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2024 Public Shows

Calbal Welcome Party
January 11 - Burbank, CA
Classic City Swing - 15 Piece ORCHESTRA!
Mar 2 - Durham, NC
I *Heart* Balboa
Mar 9 - Richmond, VA
DC Lindy Exchange
April 21 - Glen Echo, MD
Bal Week
April 28/29 - New York, NY
Triangle Swing Dance Society
June 8 - Durham, NC

Live Studio Performance

Cover photo by Conway Li. Additional photos by Kimberly Meers and Copper Key Photo

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