Flattop Tom and his Jump Cats
Flattop Tom & his Jump Cats is a versatile eight piece band that plays classic Big Band style, West Coast Jump Blues, Blues, Jump Jive, Boogie Woogie and 40s & 50's Rhythm & Blues. They also can play Motown and Standards upon request. The band has been in existence since 1992 and has released three critically acclaimed CD's. Flattop Tom & his Jump Cats are a group of energetic, talented musicians dedicated to keeping traditional Swing & Blues alive. Besides being lead singer, Flattop Tom is a professional swing dancer. He prides himself with keeping tempos right for swing dancers. Flattop Tom also performs live dance exhibitions on most shows. Where VCR players are available, Flattop Tom's extensive collection of vintage swing-dance videos provides additional visual stimuli, excitement, and dance inspiration for its audiences.
Over the years Flattop Tom and his Jump Cats have played clubs such as House of Blues, BB Kings, The Derby, among others in L.A., and have toured through the U.S. and Europe. They have also played many corporate parties, wedding and private parties.