Joel Voorman

Come celebrate the anniversary of the end of Prohibition! Whirlybirds are a modern swing/pop group with a unique spin on New Orleans Dixieland and pre-WWII era jazz. They will dazzle the stage with throwback tunes at our Repeal Day Party that will keep the crowd swingin’ and drinkin’ all night long! Era-appropriate attire encouraged.

Whirlybirds formed in 2016 when Joe Gilliland, former bandleader of The DewDroppers, decided to continue creating the kind of accessible, catchy, pop-swing sound the band was known for despite some members parting ways. With clarinet/saxophonist Joseph Brenneman and bassist Trent Sampson in tow he set out to construct a new project. With the addition of Nick Simko on trumpet, Max Marsillo on drums, and Jacob Campbell on keys, Whirlybirds was born.

The band quickly began to develop its own spin on the style, delving deeper into New Orleans style Dixieland and pre-WWII era jazz while still incorporating more modern elements of jazz, pop, soul, and funk. The result is unique arrangements of original music (as well as standards/covers) designed to engage and entertain the audience in a high-energy, live show the audience won’t soon forget.

Whirlybirds can be enjoyed by audiences of young and old, whether they be connoisseurs of jazz or simply casual concert goers.

The Whirlybirds are Joe Gilliland (guitar), Jacob Campbell (keys), Max Marsillo (drums), Nick Simko (trumpet), Trent Sampson (upright bass), & Joe Brenneman (clarinet and saxophone)

Ticket info

All tickets are priced at $12 in advance.

Prices subject to additional service fees. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Music Box Supper Club or online, below: