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.