Danny Jonokuchi & The Revisionists
Danny Jonokuchi & The Revisionists were unanimously named the WINNERS of the 2020 Count Basie Great American Swing Contest and their infectious sound has been described as “smile-inducing” (Downbeat) and “a classic swing sound you wouldn’t think possible” (Syncopated Times). Multi-talented bandleader Danny Jonokuchi has been called “a rising star” (All About Jazz) and “a sound of this era” (Nextbop). Known for his trumpet, vocals, and “well-crafted arrangements” (Jazz Weekly), he leads an all-star ensemble that “has dancers in mind start to finish” (Syncopated Times). Vocalist Alexa Barchini has been called “a star in the making” (the Syncopated Times) and sings with a gorgeous sound inspired by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan.
With the spirit of the Savoy Ballroom, their vibrant performances have quickly made The Revisionists one of the premier bands for Lindy Hoppers and they have filled dance floors
at New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn Swings, Philly Fish Fry, The Penn Intercollegiate Lindy Exchange, The Swing Remix, You Should Be Dancing, The Players Club, and The Django. They make audiences move with their show-stopping renditions of originals and
classic songs made famous by Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, and Count Basie. The band’s debut album “Let Me Off Uptown” has received worldwide recognition for its carefully selected repertoire for swing dancing and is available on all streaming services. In 2020, their quarantine videos brought dancers together from around the world to celebrate the great Frankie Manning.