Music Director


Cory Maccarrone

One of the band's founding members in 2012, Cory built the band from the ground up, and continues to be an important part of the band's success through leadership both at rehearsals and in the design of our musical programs.

Cory got his start in jazz in high school, when he joined his school's big band. Taught by his father, a practicing jazz musician and saxophonist himself, he learned to play as a prominent lead of the band on alto saxophone, eventually becoming proficient on clarinet and flute as well.

After graduating from college, he continued studying with Jazz Night School, and went on to found Northwest Swing itself. Since then, he has played with many groups around the Puget Sound region, including The Tempos and Coal Creek Jazz Band.

More recently, Cory has taken up studies on oboe and in addition to conducting Northwest Swing, he is presently the principal oboist for the Seattle Festival Orchestra.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Alan Findley, President
Joseph Keyes, Vice President
Jason Wright, Secretary
Tom Dean, Treasurer


Annie Murray, Associate Conductor
Cory Maccarrone, Webmaster
Dan Lewis, Equipment Manager & Photographer
Jason Wright, Personnel Manager
Joseph Keyes, Concert Manager

The Band

* Principal


Lisa Mahan, Vocals
Annie Murray, Vocals


Monica Rosman Lafever, Alto Sax*
Lisa Mahan, Tenor Sax*
Annie Murray, Tenor Sax*
Lee Warner, Tenor Sax
Joseph Keyes, Baritone Sax

Low Brass

Dan Lewis, Trombone*
Matt Shevrin, French Horn
Dick Simonson, Trombone
Tony Wright, Trombone
Joe Veneziani, Bass Trombone


Jason Wright, Trumpet*
Matt Verbon, Trumpet
Mike Andrews, Trumpet


Alan Findley, Piano
Dennis Haack, String Bass
Erik Haugen, Guitar
Tom Dean, Drums