10-piece jazz sensations ”

— LA Weekly

one of the hottest swing bands in LA.”

— Good Day LA (Fox 11)

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The fact that their snazzy originals stack up so perfectly alongside their spins on vintage classics...is testament to their innovative, time traveling genius.” - Jonathan Widran

Music Connection

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Flame-haired siren Lizzy Shapiro makes vintage jazz red-hot with Lizzy & the Triggermen.”

— OC Weekly


Lizzy & the Triggermen, dubbed "10-piece jazz sensations" by LA Weekly and "one of the hottest swing bands in LA" by Fox 11, is not your grandma's big band (well, actually, it is, it's just your grandma's cool AF). From sultry tunes about smoking weed to joyous dance songs about murdering Hitler and even the world ending, they take the electrifying sound of old school big band and make it feel new and modern. The band is made up of a dream team of jazz musicians, with arrangements by Benny Goodman collaborator Dan Barrett, and helmed by powerhouse vocalist and songwriter Lizzy. 

Word of mouth about their killer live shows led to them headline some of the premiere venues in LA (the Wiltern, the El Rey, the Troubadour) before they’d even released any music. When their prescient single, "Dance Song (for the End of the World),” premiered in April 2020 on American Songwriter, it garnered international press for its music video, featuring dancers from all over the world in the early days of lockdown. Their debut EP "Good Songs for Bad Times” dropped the following month and quickly rose to #3 on the iTunes Jazz Charts.  

Performing a mixture of originals and boldly re-imagined covers (from Duke Ellington to The Strokes), Lizzy & the Triggermen have performed alongside bands like Nick Waterhouse, Best Coast, and Black Joe Lewis, and are just as at-home on the stages of an indie music festival as a jazz club. 


The band has star power both in leader Liz Shapiro and in the fantastic band she has assembled. ” - The Syncopated Times

Joe Bebco

Our Debut EP just hit #3 on iTunes Jazz Charts!

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