Performances

The greatest traditional jazz around, all in one afternoon!

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Matt Tolentino’s Singapore Slingers

2:30 – 3:00 – Best Dressed Contest

3:00 – 4:00 – The Matt Tolentino Band

12:00 – 5:00 – Amelia Fox Trot

12:00  – Bill Flynt and his 1923 Tangley calliope

Matt Tolentino and the Singapore Slingers Orchestra

Dedicated to performing pre-swing American dance music from 1895 – 1935, this 18-piece orchestra preserves early jazz and ragtime with the utmost authenticity. The orchestra boasts a very large repertoire, with a book that literally comprises hundreds of songs. The Singapore Slingers are completely true to the era and dedicated to their craft. The orchestra employs vintage musical instruments, period attire, and original arrangements from the 1920s and 1930s. Matt Tolentino is the leader of the orchestra, and is also the man behind the Jazz Age Sunday Social.

The Matt Tolentino Band

With all of the authenticity of the Singapore Slingers, the Matt Tolentino Band recreates the sound of the Jazz Age for today’s modern audience. Very popular with dancers as well as captive audiences, the Matt Tolentino Band performs throughout Texas for dances, private events, festivals, and weddings. Come check out the Matt Tolentino Band at this year’s Sunday Social!

Amelia Fox Trot

The founder of the Austin Phonograph Company, Amelia specializes in live entertainment featuring hand-cranked phonographs from the early 1900s. Amelia dresses in 1930s clothes, cranks the records, and demonstrates the machines to curious patrons. Amelia’s love of Hot Jazz and phonograph players, combined with her fascination with the 1920s and 1930s lead to the formation of Austin Phonograph company in 2012.

Amelia’s blog can be found at Old Fashioned Way – Stylish living through time travel.

Bill Flynt

You always know you’re in the right place when you approach the gates of Dallas Heritage Village and hear the happy sounds of the calliope. Bill Flynt always welcomes everyone to the gate with his beautiful 1923 Tangely steam calliope.