Welcome to In the Pocket! We are a 7-piece "little big band" based in Burlington, Vermont playing jazz standards from the swing and be-bop era. With our vocalist, we cover a broad range of favorites from Broadway shows to songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and other legends. We're a perfect fit for weddings, anniversary parties, retirement parties, annual meetings, fundraisers, dances, birthdays, banquets, cocktail parties, corporate events, festivals, and concerts. We have a blast playing for audiences of all ages, and are not satisfied until people get up and dance!. We'd love to share our talents and love for jazz with you to make your event fun and memorable.

In the Pocket brings together a diverse group of musicians who love the jazz classics: 

  • Dorothy McIntyre - Vocals
  • Michael Carrese - Trumpet
  • Thomas Frink - Saxophone
  • Chris Frieman - Piano
  • Joe Capps - Guitar
  • David Epstein - Bass
  • Nick Aloi - Drums

We are also able to "slim down" to meet your needs and fit the setting. So give a listen and then drop us a line!

to hear our new recordings featuring dorothy mcIntyre and joe capps please visit our music page

Previous events

VBSR Spring Conference - Cocktail Reception

UVM Davis Center Ballroom, Burlington, Vermont

Come enjoy the music of In the Pocket and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR)! This event is free and open to the public. Cash bar.



VBSR Legislative Reception

Capitol Plaza, State Street, Montpelier, VT

Come celebrate the 2015 legislative session with VBSR members, Vermont legislators, and Statehouse lobbyists. Hear about the organization’s legislative agenda for the new session and welcome lawmakers back to Montpelier over drinks, food and live jazz. There will be a cash bar and light refreshments served. No RSVP is necessary - just show up and join the fun.

Free - no RSVP required

My husband and I booked In the Pocket for our wedding, and were blown away by how easy they were to work with, how professional they are, and their great performance. They did a wonderful job, and really set the whole tone for the wedding -- cool, classy, and great dancing music! We would book them again if we could find any excuse!”

— Becca P. (bride)