(June 7, 2016) – Once per month for eight years, Greg Westhoff’s Westchester Swing Band has entertained audiences at 12 Grapes in Peekskill with their Big Band sound. This is by far the longest running event of it’s kind.
This Sunday, June 12, the band will be performing it’s 100th performance. The community is invited to swing to the music of the Big Band era — from Benny Goodman, Lional Hampton and Tommy Dorsey — as well as Sinatra and Broadway hits from the ’40s and ’50s.
The band features Joe Carpentieri on vocals, five saxophones, four trombones, four trumpets, a double bass, piano, guitar and drummer and bandleader Greg Westhoff. Members of the Swing Band are all professional musicians who’ve performed in Broadway pits and with numerous industry greats. Bandleader Greg Westhoff is the orchestra drummer for the hit show, “Family Guy”. Greg also performed with Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band on the popular disco-era hit, “A Fifth of Beethoven”.
100 performances, once a month on a Sunday, all at one venue. Now that’s BIG!
$5 Cover or higher donation goes directly to the band.
12 Grapes is located at 12 North Division Street in Peekskill.