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, the Bop Stop, the Rubber City Jazz Festival and a variety of city summer concerts and swing dances.
We play a range of music from classic jazz standards for an elegant cocktail hour, to swinging jazz and blues to get your guests on their feet. Consider Red Light Roxy for your next special event. We can complement your:
- Corporate Events
- Cocktail Hours
- Theme and Costume Parties
- Celebrations of Life
- …and more.
If you’re looking for an authentic experience and the music has got to be swingin’, it’s got to be Red Light Roxy.
Meet the Band
Want to know more about the members of Red Light Roxy? Click on their photos below.
Dave Sterner (Saxophone)
Joe Hunter (Piano)
Daris Adkins (Guitar)
Demetrius Steinmetz (Bass)
Eileen Burns (Vocals)
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).