We’re fun. We’re fresh. We’re needed in Cambridge.
Radio Americana! is my fresh new project that serves contemporary music with a heaping helping of American folk influences and non-stop swing. Beginning as a spin-off from my OJB (Olsen Jazz Band) project, Radio Americana! has emerged as a professional 7-piece ensemble. I personally wrote all of the arrangements so what you hear is not only supremely satisfying swing music, we are the only ones doing it like we do.
Radio Americana! features:
-Patrick Olsen: saxophones, arrangements and band leader
-Erin Bond: vocals
-Simon Fothergill: trombone
-Remo Widmer: trumpet
-Matt Durduryn: bass
-Chris Magazzini: drums
-James Griffin: piano
“Just wanted to say thank you so much for Friday night. You guys were just fantastic and I had really positive feedback from the guests. Thanks also for being so cooperative re emailing, arrival times, setting up etc. It helped everything to run smoothly.”
-Darwin College May Ball Committee, 2017