The links below are either for Bandcamp or iTunes, but you can also purchase almost all of these albums on Amazon, Spotify, and just about anywhere digital music is sold.
Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders @ CalBal Live 2021 is an EP featuring remote recordings of both the regular Rhythm Serenaders configuration and the Rhythm Serenaders Orchestra led by Michael Gamble and recorded for CalBal Live 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Singing on 3 tracks, released May 7, 2021.
Remote Riffing: Volume 2 (CalBal Live) is an EP featuring remote recordings of Keenan McKenzie and the Riffers and the Keenan McKenzie Orchestra recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic for CalBal Live 2021, featuring a lineup of musicians from across the US. Singing on 2 tracks, released March 4, 2021.
CalBal Live World Premiere Recordings EP is a compilation of all recordings made for CalBal Live 2021, a virtual swing dance event that commissioned remote recordings from Gordon Au, Jen Hodge, Michael Gamble, Keenan McKenzie, and the Mint Julep Jazz Band and live recordings from Jonathan Stout and The Close Shave Quartet. This album was only available to CalBal Live song sponsors and patrons. Singing on 7 tracks and playing glockenspiel on 2 tracks, released February 15, 2021.
Remote Riffing: Volume 1 is an EP featuring remote recordings of Keenan McKenzie‘s original swing music recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic, featuring a lineup of musicians from across the US and including two new original tunes written and recorded during the pandemic. Singing on 3 tracks, released October 18, 2020.
Michael Gamble and his Very Swinging Friends is an offshoot and COVID-19 pandemic project of Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders, featuring a different lineup of incredible musicians on each of four EPs, recorded remotely during the pandemic.
- Isolation Sessions #1: Latch Onto That Rhythm – singing on four tracks, released September 4, 2020.
- Isolation Sessions #2: Effervescent Swing – singing on three tracks, released September 4, 2020.
- Isolation Sessions #3: Diggin’ in the Den – singing on two tracks, released October 2, 2020.
- Isolation Sessions #4: The Gambler – singing on one track, released October 2, 2020.
Rhythm Relief: The Swingtacular Show EP – the music from Rhythm Relief: The Swingtacular Show, a virtual show to raise money for full-time swing instructors and musicians affected by COVID-19, was so popular that people wanted to own it, so now it’s a digital EP. Proceeds continue to go to COVID-19 relief through the Pacific Swing Dance Foundation. Singing on two tracks, released on June 3, 2020. Only available on the PSDF website.
Tribute to Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars / Live at Lindy Focus – Gordon Au led a tribute to the Louis Armstrong All-Stars at Lindy Focus XVIII and put together this album of recordings from that performance during the pandemic to help raise funds for the musicians on the album who rely on music income to meet their needs and have had their events and gigs canceled. Singing on 9 tracks, released on April 15, 2020.
A Bull City Holiday – Keenan McKenzie‘s album of original holiday swing music with a cast of 30 North Carolina-based musicians contributing their talents to the album. Singing on 4 tracks, released in November, 2019.
Forged in Rhythm – Keenan McKenzie‘s album of original swing music. If you like the original tunes on the Mint Julep Jazz Band albums, Keenan is the mastermind behind these tunes. Singing on 7 tracks, released in December, 2017.
That New Old Sound: Vintage Jazz From a New Generation of Bands – a compilation album of modern-day swing and early jazz bands, spearheaded and organized by Glenn Crytzer, featuring the Mint Julep Jazz Band‘s “The Dwindling Light By the Sea,” with all the proceeds of this album going to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Released in December, 2016.
Carolina Tiger Milk – Peter Lamb and the Wolves‘ third album, singing on “I’m Evil,” along with fellow Mint Julep Jazz Band leader Lucian Cobb on trombone as musical guests of the Wolves for this track, released in September, 2016.