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The Rico Barr Band at The Rockingham Ballroom

Rockingham Ballroom
22 Ash Swamp Road
Newmarket, NH 03857
United States

Nominated as Swing Band of The Year by the National Swing Awards, Rico Barr and the Jump ‘n’ Jive Review are in demand throughout New England. They have scored 2 Swing Top 40 hits. Rico was nominated as best vocalist and several other band members received nominations.

The band performs a history of music incorporating Dance, Rock, Pop, Jazz and Latin. They have responded to a renewed interest in ballroom dancing with contemporary songs such as Michael Buble’s “Save The Last Dance For Me”, “Everything and Sway“. Journey’s “Open Arms” as a Waltz . Motown Cha Chas such as “Dancing IN The Street” and Steely Dan’s My old School ” They also feature 70’s Classics by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and The Temptations. Latin Classics include “Mambo Inn,” “Mardi Gras Mambo.” For those dancers that would like to relive the Disco Era the Band performs  a Bee Gees Medley. And the Barry White Classic “My First My Last My Everything”

The Band’s Ballroom and Swing will be accompanied by danceable selections from Sinatra and the “Rat Pack”

Among Rico and the Band’s Highlight Performances and Clients have been The Boston Harbor Festival, Radio Station WZID Christmas at the Palace, Cape Cod Jazz Festival, WNBP Jazz Cruise for the Benefit of the Firehouse Theater, Peabody Essex Museum, Castle Hill, Manchester NH Jazz & Blues Festival, Hampton Beach Seafood Festival, Swinging Under The Stars At Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Ryles Jazz Club, The Acton Jazz Café, Swing City in Cambridge, and Ron DellaChiesa’s Strictly Sinatra Dance Party. The Band appears in the Disney Movie “The Finest Hours” starring Chris Pine and Casey Affleck

Their latest project the Soul/Jazz Sessions is available on CD Baby or for downloads on   iTunes and Amazon.

The Historic Rockingham Ballroom. Rockingham Ballroom has hosted some of the biggest names of big bands, dating from 1934. Take a trip down memory land in our historic building with a band of the times, or come discover what made this era so great. Our 4000 SF floating wood floor is the only such dance floor in NE. And you can BYOB. Healthy Light menu available. Plenty of room to be covid safe dancing and seating. Doors at 7pm Band at 8-10pm.

Tickets advance $20 Door $22