Dr V’s Swing Thing is a jazz big band comprising graduates of the Sydney Grammar School Jazz Department and invited guests.  Formed in 2004, the band has performed in numerous venues including Soup Plus, private functions around Sydney, Darwin Yacht Club, as well as regular gigs at Wangaratta’s world-famous Jazz Festival, Manly Jazz Festival, and the lunchtime concerts at Angel Place Recital Hall.  In 2016 the band added Clarence Jazz Festival to its list of regular gigs.

The band is directed by Vlad Khusid, Head of Jazz at the School, and a fine trumpet-player in his own right in groups including Monsieur Camembert, the Black Train Band, and Marsala.



From jazz to swing, latin to funk, blues to bebop and even Piazzolla, our big band provides musical entertainment for hire at corporate events, parties, functions, weddings & public occasions in & around Sydney, NSW.

Featuring 20 of Sydney’s finest young jazz musicians, aged 18-38, on trumpet, trombone, saxophone and rhythm, the band has music to suit all tastes and occasions.


Feel free to view our demo reels (below).



Please email:
Vladimir Khusid
vdk @ sydgram.nsw.edu.au
(delete the spaces surrounding the ‘@’)
Tel. (0416) 372 862

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Sydney-based big band Dr.V's SwingThing plays Belgian composer Bert Joris' "Mister Dodo". http://www.bertjoris.be/ http://tinyurl.com/drvswingthing

Dr V's Swing Thing (Sydney-based big band) directed by Vlad Khusid plays Libertango (A.Piazzolla arr. F.Sturm) Mumuki (A.Piazzolla arr. F.Sturm) Funeral Music for Jobim & Piazzolla (A.Bishop) Michelangelo (A.Piazzolla arr. F.Sturm)