The Smoke Rings

About “The Smoke Rings” Jazz Band

The Smoke Rings is a New York Swing and Jazz Wedding Music and Event Band featuring the unique vocals of Sarah King.

The Smoke Rings evokes the elegance and charm of the Jazz and Swing Eras. Anchored by the unique vocals of Sarah King, the group specializes in songs from The Great American Song Book. The rhythm section features of Alex Levin (piano), Scott Ritchie (bass), and Ben Cliness (drums). The band’s lead vocalist, Sarah King, captivates any crowd with her bubbly personality and entrancing vocals. Despite the vintage jazz wedding band playing to huge crowds across the Northeast; they also play more intimate settings at weddings and private parties across the country.

Pre-covid, the band performed weekly at the iconic Top of The Standard–aka “The Boom Boom Room“–on the top floor of New York’s storied and luxurious Standard Hotel. Additionally, they also held sway every Wednesday at Chez Oskar in Fort Greene. You might recognize Sarah from her role as a jazz singer in the popular Off-Broadway production Sleep No More. Upon request, the core trio expands to a quartet with the addition of drums. A quintet or sextet, featuring saxophone/clarinet, trumpet, and/or guitar, is available as well.

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Jazz Wedding Music and Event Venues

The Smoke Rings plays at venues such as The Vanderbilt Mansion, Pratt Mansion, Le Parker Meridien, Standard Hotel, Carlyle Hotel, Gramercy Park Hotel, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, New York Hilton, and Montauk Club and more in the NYC-area and beyond. Likewise, The Smoke Rings play live music for weddings and any other kind of special event.

Be sure to peek at the Alex Levin Music roster to view other jazz wedding music and event bands! Also, inquire about our service packages!

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