Lizzy & the Triggermen is a 10-piece hot swing band made up of guys who have played with jazz legends like Wynton Marsalis, Benny Goodman, Mel Torme, Anita O’Day, Buck Clayton, to name a few – and helmed by the award-winning vocals of Lizzy Shapiro whose classically-trained voice has been featured everywhere from Spike Jonze films to Superbowl commercials to the opera stages of Italy. The band specializes in “femme fatale swing”: a mixture of forgotten Prohibition gems, re-imagined covers of The Strokes and Britney Spears, as well as originals – brought to life by the arrangements of bandleader, Dan Barrett (who arranged for Benny Goodman and recently finished a series of commissions for Carnegie Hall). The band is all about evoking the energy of early jazz but with surprising twists – from beat-boxing, to tap-dancing to even opera singing. The band recently played a music festival in Palm Springs on a bill with Nick Waterhouse, Best Coast, Black Joe Lewis, to name a few – and were chosen to be the featured band in both major articles about the festival. They also were chosen to be one of two headline bands for Dapper Day at Disneyland (also featuring Dita von Teese) which attracted 15k people. In LA, they do a popular recurring night at one of the most exclusive music clubs in the city (No Name).
When not singing, Lizzy is a successful writer and actress. Her last TV show she created and starred in (The Crossroads of History) garnered 2 Emmy nominations (2016). She is currently working on TV projects with Ben Stiller as well as Jill Soloway.
Here’s the band:
Lizzy Shapiro (Singer)
Dan Barrett (Band Leader, Trombone)
Nate Ketner (Alto Sax, Clarinet)
Luca Pino (Guitar)
Corey Gemme (Trumpet)
Gareth Price (Drums)
Benedikt Brydern (Violin)
Chris Dawson (Piano)
Nick Ornelas (Bass)
Jim Jedeikin (Tenor Sax, Clarinet)