Itchy Feet plays an eclectic mix of straight-ahead jazz and hard-driving swing. Formed in 2009 by trombonist Wayne Branco, the band is a nonet with six horns, keys, bass and drums. The band members are among Greater Boston's busiest musicians, arrangers, and educators.
The band's repertoire spans several jazz eras, incorporating a mix of styles from swing to modern jazz. Original compositions and arrangements are written by band members David Johnson, Brian Lewis and Jim Repa.
Johnson puts a new spin on classics written by legendary jazz men, including Miles Davis and John Coltrane, as well as his own original compositions.
Lewis further expands our repertoire with his own arrangements, providing an entirely different spectrum of captivating tonalities.
Repa adds his own compositions, which add an entirely unique stylistic approach to our sound.
The band often features vocalist Steve Marvin. Jazz Messenger magazine wrote, "Performing the Great American Songbook, Steve sings with the style and soul of Frank Sinatra, the Jazz feel of Jon Hendricks and the balladry of a Mel Torme."