About the Band

Red Light Roxy unposed photo

Red Light Roxy is a professional band from Cleveland, Ohio that plays an upbeat mix of jazz standards, jump blues, swing, boogie-woogie and a dash of old-school R&B. Its repertoire comes from the Great American Songbook and includes familiar songs made famous by such legendary performers as Ella Fitzgerald, Ruth Brown, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles and Louis Armstrong. Red Light Roxy has played at the Tri-C JazzFest, Wade Oval Wednesdays, Cain Park, Akron’s LOCK IV, the Shaker Heights Art and Music Festival, Legacy Village, Nighttown, Blu Jazz and a variety of city summer concerts and swing dances, as well as private events. If you’re looking for an authentic experience and the music has got to be swingin’, it’s got to be Red Light Roxy.

Get In Touch
To follow the band and get emails about upcoming performances, join the mailing list.  To book the band for your event, contact Dave Sterner or Demetrius Steinmetz.

Meet the Band
Want to know more about the members of Red Light Roxy? Click on their photos below.
Dave Sterner

Dave Sterner (Saxophone)

Glenn Davis

Glenn Davis (Drums)

Joe Hunter

Joe Hunter (Piano)

Daris Adkins

Daris Adkins (Guitar)

Demetrius Steinmetz

Demetrius Steinmetz (Bass)

Eileen Burns

Eileen Burns (Vocals)


The Roxy Theater

The Roxy Theater in the 1950s.

What does the band’s name mean?
The Roxy Theater was a famous (some might say notorious) burlesque house on the famed Short Vincent Avenue, the hub of Cleveland’s nightlife and jazz scene in the 30s, 40s and 50s. Short Vincent was the place where lawyers, politicians and everyday citizens mingled with gangsters, gamblers, showgirls and celebrities. Strip clubs in the “red light” districts in those days always had live musicians and many great jazz players got their start playing for “girlie shows.” We like to think that Red Light Roxy embodies the spirit and energy of Short Vincent in its heyday (minus the nudity and mafiosos).


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