Introducing the band

On Vocals: Patty Powell


I am a true native of Tucson, AZ. born and raised here. Singing has always been one of the true passions in my life.

I started singing in high school choir, and later moved on to singing and playing guitar in my church choir. I started performing professionally in 1996 doing one hour shows for adult care centers, something that I continue to do currently. In 2002 Beverly Schessler (our Trombone player's wife) heard me doing a show at her mother's care center and recommended me to the band. I have been with them ever since and occasionally perform, upon request, with the Rhythm Gang, a 15 piece swing band. It is a great thrill to be able to sing with such talented musicians, and I hope to be singing with the Retro Swing 7 band for many years to come.