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

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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!

Check out the Singapore Slingers' on SoundCloud!
Upcoming Shows:

New Years Eve!
The Kessler Theater
December 31st, 2014, 9:00pm
Bring out your glad rags and dance your way into the new year!
Scott Whitfield and the Jazz Cats open!
Champagne toast!
The Kessler is a fabulous listening room- not a bad seat in the house.
Beautiful sprung dance floor!
Tickets costs start as low as $25
1230 W. Davis St., Dallas, TX 75208



January 10th, 2015
Second Annual North Texas Vintage Life Expo

The Manske Library (Meeting Room)
13613 Webb Chapel Rd., Farmer's Branch, TX 75234
The Singapore Slingers will perform a set of rhythms sweet and hot

March 22nd, 2015
The Jazz Age Sunday Social
Second Annual!
The Singapore Slingers return to the Jazz Age Sunday Social
An afternoon of traditional jazz (from two bands), vintage clothing, antique cars, costume contest, dance floor, dance lessons, ice cream, refreshments, a photo booth, vintage 78rpm records and phonographs, vendors, and more! Brought to you by Dallas Heritage Village and the Art Deco Society of Dallas.
Dallas Heritage Village
1515 S. Harwood St., Dallas, TX 75215


Check out what PeaJay Music Blog has to say about the Singapore Slingers (all site content copyright PeaJay Music Blog).

Check out Sunshine Radio Museum in Sodus, New York!
Sunshine Radio Museum is run by Ray Seppeler... his son Matt plays trumpet in the Singapore Slingers. Ray's website will take you to his shop, where is looking to sell a TON of great antique and vintage radio and phonograph related items for quite a deal. Lots of neat things to see!