Swing with Bill Cartwright

Saturdays at 10 PM

Host Bill Cartwright brings his passion for 1930’s and 40’s era Big Band music to this entertaining Saturday evening showcase honoring the music of the “Golden Age of Radio.”

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 9.19.2015

Sep 22, 2015

Les Brown, the Four Freshmen, Patti Austin, Helen Ward and the Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra are among the artists swinging with Bill Cartwright this evening.

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 9.12.2015

Sep 10, 2015

Enjoy music by Mel Torme, Jo Stafford, June Christy, Ella Fitzgerald and more on this week's edition of Swing with Bill Cartwright

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 9.5.2015

Sep 3, 2015

Music performed by Tommy Dorsey, Diana Krall, Mel Torme and Count Bassie can be heard on the program. 

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 8.29.2015

Sep 3, 2015

Bill Cartwright features swing artists including Dinah Washington, The Andrew Sisters, Harry James and Benny Goodman.  

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 8.22.2015

Sep 3, 2015

Nancy Wilson, Bobby Darin, Nina Simone and Les Brown are just a few of the performers featured by Bill Cartwright on August 22nd.

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 8.15.2015

Sep 3, 2015

Enjoy music by Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Linda Ronstadt and Eydie Gorme on this week's edition of Swing with Bill Cartwright. 

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 8.8.2015

Sep 3, 2015

Tonight's program includes performances by Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Carly Simon and Frank Sinatra.  

Bill starts off this program with "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plans" by Tony Bennett who's with Count Basie's band.  For those of you who are Tony Bennett fans, he'll be performing at the PNC Pavilion at Riverbend on Saturday, September 5th.  Doors open at 6:30pm that evening with the concert beginning at 8pm. 

From PNC's press release:

Miss Peggy Lee gets things started on this week's Swing show with the title track from her Hallmark release, "Why Don't You Do It Right."  This is followed by several big band selections in the first half of the show including Fletcher Henderson, Ralph Flanagan, and Harry James.  Helen Forrest sings with Harry James' orchestra.  You'll also hear Judy Garland and Gene Kelly, "For Me and My Gal," from the 1942 hit parade album.  Rosemary Clooney, Rod Stewart and Artie Shaw are also

spotlighted in the second half of this swing program.

This week's show starts off with a standard from the time, "Cherokee," by Glen Gray.  During the first half of Bill's swing show, you'll also hear from Glenn Miller, Mel Torme, and the great Billie Holiday performing "Say It Isn't So."  A number of wonderful vocalists are presented during the second half of the show including Frank Sinatra's classic, "Strangers in the Night," along with Dean Martin, "All I Do is Dream of You," and Bobby Darin singing "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square."