How Short Jazz

how short jazz

How Short is a swing band led by Josh Hou (accordion, vocals) and Andy Short (guitar, vocals). We like to sing old standards that make us happy and play arrangements of more recent tunes as well. We play as a duo for small intimate venues, as a quintet for a raucous dance party, and anything in between.


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All the way back in 2018, we had had the wild idea that we wanted to sing with a big band. We knew this was going to be a large undertaking, neither of us were quite prepared for exactly how much work this ended up being. We’re so very proud to present to you the How Short Jazz Orchestra: Skylark. Many thanks to the large crew involved in putting together this project!

Moon Songs

Our first album! Buy it on cdbaby or listen on Spotify

Here are a couple sample tracks off the album!