Itchy Feet plays an exciting, insightful and eclectic mix of straightahead jazz and harddriving swing. Formed in 2009, 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. Many arrangements were adapted from those of the big bands of Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman and others. Original compositions and arrangements are written by band members David Johnson and Brian Lewis.
Johnson puts a new spin on classics written by legendary jazzmen, including Miles Davis and John Coltrane, as well as his own original compositions.
Lewis further expands the band’s repertoire with his own arrangements and original compositions, providing an entirely different spectrum of captivating tonalities.