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The Brian Setzer Orchestra
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Performer Profile
Hometown Minneapolis, Minnesota

Appearance(s) 7 Week 5

The Brian Setzer Orchestra is a swing and jump blues band formed in 1990 by Stray Cats frontman Brian Setzer. The group covered Louis Prima's "Jump Jive an' Wail", which appeared on Prima's 1957 album The Wildest!

They have been guest performers in Dancing with the Stars in season seven. Couples have danced to their songs in other seasons as well.

History[]

Setzer grew up in Long Island, New York. In his youth, he played the euphonium and other brass instruments in school jazz bands. In the 1970s, he found ways to hear jazz and big band music at the Village Vanguard, but he was also drawn to blues, rock, punk, and rockabilly. He admired the jump blues of Louis Prima and Big Joe Turner, but also the rock and roll of Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, and Carl Perkins.

During the early 1980s, he led the rockabilly trio the Stray Cats and found popular and commercial success. After that band broke up, Setzer worked as a side man and on a solo career. In 1994, he released the debut album of The Brian Setzer Orchestra, which combined his rockabilly style with swing, big band, and jump blues.

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