Northwest bandleader, Mike Faast, has teamed up with some of the best musicians in the Northwest (Frank Grace – guitar, Michael Eytcheson – bass, Mark Drake-drums, Eric Likkel – sax), to form a swingin’ jazz band called The Archtops. (Named after the Archtop, jazz guitar)
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The group offers three distinct musical programs.
The Archtops (Duo or Trio) Two archtops guitars with or without Stand up bass. Repertoire – Jazz Standards, Jazz Guitar instrumentals, and Gypsy Jazz instrumentals
The Archtops (Swing Quartet) – Two archtop guitars, sax/clarinet or jazz violin and stand up bass. Repertoire – jazz standards, both vocal and instrumental.
The Archtops (Dance Band) – Guitars, sax/clarinet, piano, bass and drums. Repertoire – Jazz standards both vocal and instrumental and 30’sto 40’s era swing.
For weddings, anniversaries, or corporate events, The group can provide background music with a trio or quartet or expanded to a five or six piece band including drums, sax, and piano if desired.