The Lucky 5 is a hard-swinging jazz band that blends swing and gypsy jazz to create a unique, foot-stomping blend of music that appeals to a wide range of music lovers. The Lucky 5 performs both original compositions as well as putting a new spin on old jazz standards.

The core of the band consists of (l to r in image above) Don Mikkelsen on trombone, Matt Downing on bass, Jonathan Talbott on violin, Kip Beacco on guitar and vocals, and Brian Kantor (not shown) on drums.

The Lucky 5 also draws from it's pool of talented musical connections between the Berkshires and New York City to create bigger bands, as many as eight and ten-piece, when the occasion calls. The boys are also known to bring in guest musicians of the highest caliber on a regular basis, so you never know what you're in for when you take in a Lucky 5 show.

The band brings verve, high energy, and an unpredictable impulse to the tradition of jazz from the 20's, 30's and 40's, grooving deeply, and keeping feet moving on the dance floor.
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