Sarah's Swingset performs first-class vocal jazz featuring vibes, guitar, bass, and more.

Robert Stright-
vibes, voice & drums
Sarah Flint-
guitar, percussion, flute and voice
Ron Kadish - bass

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“Robert Stright is a brilliant, original vibist” according to Harvey Pekar, of Jazziz Magazine.  Stright has performed with Ed Schuller, Joe Lovano, Victor Lewis, Ed Shaughnessy and Seamus Blake.  His CD recordings with Scott Fields ensemble have received international critical acclaim. Stright received his Doctorate of Musical Arts in composition at the University of Wisconsin.  Two of his compositions for percussion won the Percussive Arts Society international composition contest and are published by Ludwig Music Co. He plays drums and vibes for Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra and the Stardusters Jazz Orchestra, Stardusters Swing Band, local jazz group OffRamp, and has even tickled the ivories at the Malibu Grill. Robert teaches the history of Jazz at Indiana Universtiy. Robert Stright and Sarah Flint produced the Sarah’s Swing Set CDs in his studio.

 

Sarah Flint was written up in Bloom magazine as one of the top 25 Jazz musicians in Bloomington. Her voice has carried her overseas several times and all over the United States with Dr. Bop and the Headliners (as one of the Valendez Sisters, Ruthy) and with her husband, Tim Tryon in the group StoneRoad.  Her vocals appear on over 30 CD’s including John Mellencamp, & John P Strom. Sarah played flute and guitar for the singer/songwriter duet, The Royals. They’re live CD was one of the first recorded at WFHB Community Radio. Those from Bloomington know her as “the nightingale of the (Bloomington Community Farmer’s) market” playing solo often there since 1991. For the last 7 years Sarah has been the vocalist in the Stardusters Swing Band and the Stardusters Jazz Orchestra, and sang 4 songs on their CD. Sarah teaches guitar and voice in downtown Bloomington and produces live shows and CD’s for her students and recently released a cd (2014) with 4 part gurl harmony: Hoosier Darling aka The GoZpel GurlZ. She and Bob began Sarah’s Swing Set in 2003 and produced the Sarah’s Swing Set CDin 2004 and their holiday collection: The Perfect Gift in 2006.

 

 

IU Jacobs School of Music alum Ron Kadish is a nationally touring bassist and has performed all over the United States, backing up artists such as Gene Bertoncini, Steve Masakowski, Louis Romanos, Dan Sumner, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, David Baker, John Denver, The Moody Blues, Marion McPartland, and Tito Puente. Locally, he’s recorded with Ruthie Allen Lincoln, Sarah’s Swing Set, Jennie DeVoe, John Mellencamp, and numerous others. Ron tours regularly with Lonely Street Productions, the nation’s premier provider of nostalgia entertainment, and handles LSP’s touring management in the eastern region of the US.

 

Swinging and Singing

We’re working on a you tube channel.  Coming soon. Hope you enjoy.

Sarah's Swing Set by Bill Weaver

Sarah's Swing Set
Robert Stright, Sarah Flint, and Ron Kadish of Sarah’s Swing Set. courtesy photo

A brief conversation can change everything. “I was hosting karaoke,” says musician Sarah Flint. “You can have conversations with people but every three minutes you have to get up and change the song. One week I said to this guy leaving the stage, ‘You’re such a great singer, are you a musician?’ He said, ‘Oh yeah, I play in a ska (pre-Reggae) band.’ ‘Cool, I gotta go change the music.’ I didn’t talk to him the rest of the night. The next week he came in and I said, ‘So you’re in a ska band!’ He said, ‘Oh, yeah, I also play in a big band.’  Continue reading Sarah’s Swing Set by Bill Weaver

celebrating new ownership at The Player's Pub

SSS2013 Pub April

We’ve hit the big time, We’re on You-Tube!

Sarah's Swing Set @ Player's Pub February 2012

Duets with Tim Tryon

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news from 2011

Sarah’s Swing Set has been in low gear for the last year due to a small glitch in my dna called breast cancer.  A snow day today allows me to log in and catch up. No fear, Sarah will be here.  I’ve been performing the Man in Black, a Johnny Cash tribute show.  I’m singing the part of June Carter every Saturday night at the Palace Theater in Brown County.

Back to Sarah’s Swing Set  We have some regular shows:

Every First Wednesday at the Player’s Pub 8-11pm

See you there. You can check out my ever changing hairdo.

The Perfect Gift by Sarah Flint

2 The Perfect Gift

owner of The Players Pub

Sunday September 26, Many Bloomington musicians will keep the tunes flowing at the Players Pub in honor of owner, Greg Hill.  Sarah’s Swing Set will play a set, the time is TBA.

Catch the vibe.

Some people just have IT. Robert Stright has the music in his mallets. Sept.7 We’ll swing the Player’s Pub just like we do every first Wednesday at the Player’s Pub.