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Tommy Halloran performs old-timey music anyone would appreciate! He is to jazz as Uncle Tupelo was to country-western or Steve Earle to bluegrass. He possesses the schooling (both formal and hard-knocks) as well as the “chops” of a great jazzman.  Like Randy Newman or Tom Waits (who seldom appear in the same sentence), his cooking belies his ingredients. He may not be “Chasin’ the Bird”, but he’s certainly flippin’ the bird as a top-rate improviser.

Tommy Halloran performs over 300 shows per year, playing everywhere from airports and smokey clubs to historic theaters and grand outdoor festivals.  His music is a gumbo of jazz, blues, bossa nova, folk, and rock n’ roll.

Tommy Halloran’s Guerrilla Swing was voted “Best Jazz Band” in the River Front Times Music Awards in 2014, 2015, and 2016, and was named St. Louis’ “Best Band” by that paper’s editorial staff in 2014.

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Partial Song list

  • Ain’t Got Nothing But The Blues
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’
  • All of Me
  • Basin Street Blues
  • Black Confetti
  • Body & Soul
  • Bring Back My You
  • Caffeine
  • Cakewalk
  • Campari Kiss
  • Caravan
  • Comes Love
  • Day I’m Gonna Miss
  • Do You Know What it Means (to miss NOLA)
  • Donna Lee
  • Delta Bound
  • Do Nothin’ Til You Hear From Me
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • Embraceable You
  • Exactly Like You
  • Gardenias For Rita
  • Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You
  • Georgia
  • Getting Some Fun Outta Life
  • God Bless The Child
  • Have I Got New For You
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • Hound Dog
  • I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
  • I Fall In Love Too Easily
  • I Got It Bad, And That Ain’t Good
  • I Wanna Be Like You
  • I Wish I Was In New Orleans
  • If I Only Had A Brain
  • If You’s A Viper
  • I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead
  • In The Cool of The Pines
  • Is You Is or Is You Ain’t Ma Baby?
  • It Don’t Mean a Thing
  • Just As Good as Feeling Good
  • Let It Rain
  • Let’s Get the Heck Outta Town
  • Louisiana Fariytale
  • Love Was Just an Interlude (Tunisia)
  • Lullaby of Birdland
  • Lullaby of The Apocalypse
  • Maybe I’m Doing it Wrong
  • Me, Myself, & I
  • Meet Me At No Special Place
  • Moan & Shout
  • Mood Indigo
  • Moonshine
  • My Favorite Sin
  • Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Picture In A Frame
  • Gimme A Pigfoot & A Bottle of Beer
  • Satin Doll
  • She’s Funny That Way
  • Sitting On Top of The World
  • Sister Kate
  • Solvitur Ambulando
  • Song For My Longboard
  • St. James Infirmary
  • Stars Fell On Alabama
  • State Streets
  • Stormy Weather
  • Sugar In My Bowl
  • Summertime
  • Sunny Side of The Street
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Temporary Tattoo
  • Tequila
  • There’s Nothing Next, This Is It
  • Tishomingo Blues
  • Two Old Friends Having Lunch
  • Under The Catalpa Trees
  • Under The Moonlight
  • Wheatbread
  • When I Get Low
  • When I Take My Sugar to Tea
  • You & Soon
  • You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
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Reviews

"...Just the best band in St. Louis, doing its thing — and worth seeing every time...."

Riverfront Times – 9.1.14

" ...He can croon and strum a classic country or Americana cut with the best of them...."

St. Louis Magazine – 6.1.13

"...The mood is so sweet-and-low, so eternally easygoing that you'd be forgiven for swatting imaginary mosquitoes with an equally imaginary straw hat when this disc is playing...."

Riverfront Times – 5.1.10

"Tommy embodies the original spirit of jazz. His blues, his bounce, and his ballads rival great musicians from any era."

David Seymour, JazzReview.com – 8.11.05

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