Planet D Nonet
Calling all swing dancers! Planet D Nonet brings their jumping jazz back to A2SF this summer. Cofounded by RJ Spangler and James O’Donnell in 2007, this band is celebrating 15 years of bringing swing music to Southwest Michigan listeners and dancers. Named by the Free Press as “one of Detroit’s great party bands,” they are known nationally for curating some of the best jazz traditions of the early twentieth century, extending their reach from classic swing all the way to space-age jazz. Their latest release is Monk’s Dream, a live recording that also features beloved poet and political activist John Sinclair. In addition to the vocals of trumpeter O’Donnell, the band features the vocals of trombonist John “Tbone” Paxton; Alex Colista, Christopher Tabacynski, and Goode Wyche III on saxes; O’Donnell, Charlie Miller, and Paxton on brass; and rhythm from Michael Zaporski, Trevor Lamb, Sean Perlmutter, and RJ Spangler.