Swan Lake in Blue is a jazz adaptation of Tchaikovsky's original classical ballet.  The idea behind Swan Lake in Blue was to write a "jazz ballet" in which the traditional ballet dancers and orchestra were replaced by tap dancers and big band.  Using and reworking some of Tchaikovsky's memorable themes, I a created a new modernized jazz version of the ballet in which the story of Swan Lake is set in 1940's Harlem.  A full production of the jazz ballet Swan Lake in Blue is intended to be premiered in the Spring of 2016.  The album contains 10 selected numbers from the show. 

Steve Bass

New Album: ​Swan Lake in Blue

The Steve Bass Big Band