about the lucky 5
The Lucky 5 is a hard-swinging jazz band that blends swing and gypsy jazz to create a unique, foot-stomping blend of music that appeals to a wide range of music lovers. The Lucky 5 performs both original compositions as well as putting a new spin on old jazz standards.
The band is comprised of highly seasoned touring musicians, having been part of The Hunger Mountain Boys, Lauren Ambrose & The Leisure Class, and traveled, performed and recorded with artists such as Peter Gabriel, Tony Bennett, Neko Case, Iris Dement, Bobby Previte, Del McCoury, Jim Lauderdale, just to name a few.
The Lucky 5 brings verve, high energy, and an unpredictable impulse to the tradition of jazz from the 20's, 30's and 40's, grooving deeply, and keeping feet moving on the dance floor.
"I love these guys. Wonderful musicians, wonderful people. Very impressive!"
- Alan Chartock, WAMC Radio
If you have not had the chance to spend an evening with the FABULOUSNESS that is THE LUCKY FIVE, then you really don't know what you're missing. They are 5 GIFTED MUSICIANS who are altogether TRANSPORTING and AMAZINGLY FUN!! If you like Jazz, historic music and fun, then you'll love The Lucky Five as I do!!
-Wanda L. Houston, Singer, The Wanda Houston Band
"Five heavy duty cats with impeccable creative chops. The Lucky 5 owns swing in the Berkshires!"
- Evan 'Bibs' Palazzo, The Hot Sardines
"The Lucky 5 are foot tappin' feel-good music, wonderfully retro... a real crowd pleaser."
- Mike Ballon, Castle Street Cafe
"An infectiously rambunctious hot jazz ruckus..."
- Dwayne Brooke, The Woodshedders