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Nirav Sanghani's Pacific Six

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Photos by auey santos, jean ma & Natasha avtonomova

Led by longtime musician and swing dancer Nirav Sanghani, the Pacific Six play tight arrangements of early jazz and swing tunes for dancers and more. Their repertoire includes transcriptions of small group swing recordings by Benny Goodman, Johnny Hodges, Roy Eldridge, and Coleman Hawkins, alongside adaptations of big band numbers from Chick Webb and Count Basie.

Since early 2017, the band has been honing their sound in the swing dances of the San Francisco Bay Area, playing at weekly events such as The Breakaway, Shimmytown, Woodchopper's Ball, and Wednesday Night Hop, as well as monthly events like Bal Haus and The Dancers' Den. The Pacific Six have also begun to bring their authentic but danceable energy to weekend workshops and dance exchanges, including The Switch Workshop 2018 and Berkeley Lindy Exchange 2017 & 2018.

The band is recording their first album in August 2018, featuring original small group swing material alongside adaptations of classics. Read more about it and how to become a patron here.


For booking and other inquiries: nirav.sanghani@gmail.com