Doc Scantlin & His Imperial Palms Orchestra
For over a decade, dapper Doc Scantlin has kept the 1920's, 30's and 40's alive for Washington, DC and others internationally. Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra is a twenty one member musical review consisting of fifteen musicians, it’s band leader, Doc Scantlin, chanteuse Chou Chou, and an ensemble of four singing dancers affectionately refered to as "The Girlfriends."
When Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms Orchestra step to the stage, the audience is transported to the high life immortalized by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Great Gatsby. Shake over ice, add a twist of jazz and you get Scantlin's loving homage to the music of the era with the group bringing down the house when everything old becomes new again. The 18-piece ensemble, swings with manic abandon through the early Great American Songbook, infusing standards with new energy.