"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!


The Kessler Theater
September 5th, 2014, 8:00pm
Dance the night away!
The Kessler is a fabulous listening room- not a bad seat in the house.
Enjoy dinner at one of the many area restaurants.
1230 W. Davis St., Dallas, TX 75208
Admission $15- $27.50
 Click on the sheet music to order your tickets today.


The Pocket Sandwich Theatre
October 7th, 2014, 7:30pm
Halloween show- our 3rd annual
5400 E. Mockingbird Ln. Dallas, TX 75206
Call the box office to reserve your tickets!
214- 821- 1860
Admission $16

Private- Gala for Holy Trinity Catholic Church
October 11th, 2014

New Years Eve Dance at the Kessler Theater!
December 31st, 2014, 10:00pm
More details coming soon!