About Us

Swing, Inc., "The Best Little Big Band in Town",
plays music from the swing era and beyond.


In 1999 our founder - trumpeter Jerry Paulson put together a group
to play for a local event in Winona, Minnesota.

 Jerry left this world on January 1, 2019 and Swing, Inc. continues to honor his legacy.

After the first gig everyone agreed that "it sounded pretty good"
and Swing, Inc. was born.

From jazz standards to latin favorites and beyond,
Swing, Inc. means great music for listening and dancing.

The “Usual Suspects" include:

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John Paulson, saxophone
Now a Professor Emeritus, JP was leader of the jazz program at Saint Mary's University for over 30 years. Check out JP's own website:

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Terry Grosskopf, bass
Terry's resume includes many years with Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians, Harry James, you name it … this guy has played with everybody!

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Steve Kulas, drums
Steve is a "townie" … born and raised right here in Winona, MN. In addition to Swing, Inc., Steve is the timekeeper for the Gate City Jazz Band, Winona's one and only traditional jazz group!

Eric Heukeshoven, piano
The guy with the long last name is an Assistant Professor of Music at Saint Mary's University where he directs the music industry and jazz programs.
He's been playing piano since he was 5 years old!

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