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Saddle up and get ready for a swing-infused, rollicking good time with Patron Saint Django, the first release of the Hot House West Swing Orchestra. 


This record is a heartfelt tribute to the trailblazers of jazz and swing: Django Reinhardt, Jimmie Lunceford, and Bob Wills. Strap in and prepare to have your mind blown as we unleash a unique big band sound that’ll have you tapping your feet and dancing your heart out!


You can feel the camaraderie and passion that Hot House West shares as they play each and every tune. This tight-knit group of musicians is more than just a band; they’re family, brought together by their love of the music and a desire to keep the spirit of swing alive.


Let Patron Saint Django transport you to the days of smoky jazz clubs, lively dance halls, and good ‘ol fashioned barn dances, where the spirit of swing is alive and kicking. But don’t think this is just a walk down memory lane — no, sir! Hot House West adds their own unique spin to create a sound that’s fresh as a morning on the open range.

So, what are you waiting for? Crank up the volume, throw your worries to the wind, and let Patron Saint Django carry you away on a wave of swingin’, soul-stirring tunes. Trust me, this is one musical adventure you won’t want to miss. And that’s a promise from one cowboy to another.


— Percival Beaumont

Catalog #: WMR2301

    1. Accentuate the Positive (Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer)

    2. Bei Mir Bist Du Schön (Sholom Secunda & Jacob Jacobs)

    3. When I Grow Too Old to Dream (Sigmund Romberg & Oscar Hammerstein II)

    4. Saguaro Serenade (James Martak & David Baker)

    5. I'm an Old Cowhand (Johnny Mercer)

    6. Stay a Little Longer (Bob Wills & Tommy Duncan)

    7. Mona Lisa (Ray Evans & Jay Livingston)

    8. Blue Drag (Josef Myrow)

    9. Artillerie Lourde / Baby, Are You Kiddin' (Django Reinhardt / Jimmie Lunceford)

    10. Paper Moon (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg, & Billy Rose)

    11. Bye Bye Blues (Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown, & Chauncey Gray)

    • Lead Vocals

      • Hayley Kirkland, Nathan Royal, Melissa Chilinski, Alicia Wrigley, Dr. David Baker, Denney Fuller​

    • Reeds​

      • Dr. Ben Nichols, Michael Tobian, Andrew Glanville, Jake Saslow, Dr. Ray Smith​

    • Trumpets​

      • Dr. Dan Jonas, Austie Robinson, Celeste Robinson, Dr. Ryan Nielsen, Tyler Webb, Denney Fuller​

    • Trombones​

      • Dr. Brian Woodbury, Joe Chisholm, Chloe Potter​

    • Violin​

      • Curtis Woodbury, Grayson Wickel​

    • Lead Guitar​

      • Nathan Royal​

    • Rhythm Guitar​

      • James "Jimmy the Hand" Martak​

    • Bass​

      • Dr. David Baker​

    • Drums/Percussion​

      • Dr. Shane Jones, Taku Ishikawa, Chris Petty, Denney Fuller​

    • Pedal Steel​

      • Dylan Schorer​

    • Background Vocals​

      • Chandler Tippins, Hayley Kirkland, Nathan Royal, Dr. David Baker, Denney Fuller, Alicia Wrigley, Roz Newmark, Grayson Wickel, Dylan Schorer, Stephen Stanko​

    • Producers​

      • Nathan Royal, Dr. David Baker, Hayley Kirkland, Noah Tippins, Chris Kaukali, James Martak​

    • Audio Engineers​

      • Dr. David Baker, Nathan Royal, Denney Fuller​

    • Mixing Engineers​

      • Melody Facer, Denney Fuller​

    • Mastering Engineer

      • Dr. Joel Harris​

    • Arranging​

      • Dr. David Baker, Nathan Royal, Hayley Kirkland​

    • Artwork​

      • Armando Silva​

    • Graphic Design​

      • Dr. David Baker​

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