"The city's coolest, quirkiest retro jazz group!"
-The Dallas Observer, 2011

The Singapore Slingers
The Singapore Slingers is Matt Tolentino's flagship ensemble, and the group has been under his direction since late 2007. They have proven to be the only group of their kind in Dallas, even Texas, and they are a leading source for pre-swing American dance music. The Slingers boast 18 members, and they are completely authentic to the era- the arrangements, attire, and even many of the instruments, are period accurate. Their music is American popular song, 1895- 1935... there is simply nothing like it!

The Slingers are a true orchestra, complete with a string section of 3 violins, viola, cello, and string bass. The drummer also doubles on vintage xylophone and bells- more examples of period instruments. The rhythm is driving, with tuba and banjo propelling the orchestra along. Their repertoire is immense, featuring fox trots, waltzes, marches, one-steps, rags, tangos, and rhumbas. They even venture into the exotic- castle walks, the maxixe, and of course, the oriental fox trot. The orchestra's members range greatly in age, proving this music is truly timeless.
The selections performed by the orchestra are not a forgotten artifact or a museum piece, but a live, breathing testament to the great music of yesteryear. This is music that appeals to all generations, young and old alike. The orchestra takes great delight in performing for their audiences, and they hope to play for you sometime- at a dance, a concert, or perhaps your very own affair!


Jazz Age Sunday Social
Dallas Heritage Village

March 30, 2014 12:00 noon- 4pm
Admission $10- kids 12 and under are free
1515 S. Harwood St. Dallas, TX 75215
Live music, dancing, and games, plus ice cream, picnics, and more...
The Singapore Slingers
Bill Flynt and his 1923 Tangley steam calliope
Dance lessons from Elaine Hewlett at the Rhythm Room!
Dance Floor!
Ice Cream from Dallas-based Carnival Barker Ice Cream!
Costume contest!
Photo Booth!
Vendors with antiques, vintage clothes, jewelery and more!
Model A Fords on display from the Model A Club!
Croquet and other vintage games!

Social Science
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
April 18th, 2014, 7:00- 11:00pm (Singapore Slingers 10- 11pm)
2201 N. Field St. Dallas, TX 75201
$13 for members, $18 for non-members
Discover the Perot Museum after hours. The perfect date night or a fun evening with friends. An evening filled with signature cocktails, innovative experiments, current research, dynamic performances, engaging discussions, unique inventions, and more... plus an opportunity to dance to the Singapore Slingers!



Grand Prairie April Concerts in the Park
Central Park- Summit Plaza Garden
April 25th, 2014, 7:00- 9:00pm- FREE!
2975 Esplanade, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and enjoy the music of the Singapore Slingers, as they present an outdoor concert, brought to you by the city of Grand Prairie. The concert will take place in Grand Prairie's brand new Central Park, located in the Summit Plaza Garden, overlooking the lake. Food and beverage concessions will be available. Spend a wonderful Friday night with the orchestra, at this family and pet friendly event!


History With A Twist Fundraiser
Dallas Heritage Village
April 26th, 2014, 7:00pm
1515 S. Harwood St., Dallas, TX 75215
Dallas Heritage Village holds the second annual History With A Twist event, to raise funds for the park. They're doing a big party, centered around the great cocktails of the prohibition era. The orchestra will perform for your listening, drinking, and dancing pleasure.


McKinney Performing Arts Center
(at the historic Collin County Courthouse)
The Singapore Slingers Live in Concert
May 2nd, 2014, 8:00pm
111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney, TX 75069