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Zingology - What does it mean? Well, it means the study of zing! Or perhaps, you could think of it as the essence of pizzaz made into a poem. I suppose it relates to The Trolley Song,- "Zing, zing zing went my heart strings” made famous by Judy Garland in 1944, in the movie "Meet me in St. Louis." Or, possibly, that ineffable feeling of magic sometimes experienced on the dance floor, and elsewhere. Also, there is a precedent in other jazz groups- such as Charlie Bird Parker, who titled one of his albums, "Ornithology" and Django Reinhardt, who titled a song "Djangology" and David Grissman who titled one of his songs “Dawgology."
The very latest Zingolgy Combo musicians includes Ted Caldwell on bass, Chad Lieberman on accordion, David Flanagan on vocals, Nina Widger on vocals, Wayne Gottlieb on guitar and vocals, Brian Earle on clarinet, and Brian Keeler on guitar. The group just recorded a CD of gypsy jazz tunes called “Nuages” with the title being an homage to the iconic tune of the same name by Django Reinhart.
A recent incarnation of Zingology includes; Brian Keeler on guitar, John Young on bass, Michelle Gordon on flute, David Flanagan on vocals and guitar and Asher Hockett on trumpet.
Zingology Band is a swing/jazz combo specializing in the the Great American Songbook and tunes that accompanied the dance scene of the Savoy ballroom, and the Hot Foot Club of Paris. In a word Zingology is a vintage swing combo whose repertoire is from the era of the 1920’s through the 1940’s. The core of the group features the illustrious and powerful vocals of Greg Conlon, the smooth bass of Jason Violette, the soaring and inspired clarinet of Brian Earle, Asher Hockett’s amazing trumpet solos and Brian Keeler’s lead and rhythm guitar. The combo has other great musicians who often play at gigs including, Bob Sarachin on Piano, Ed Clute on Piano and Michelle Gordon on Flute.