Slowey & the Boats are pioneers of Philadelphia’s Hawaiian jazz scene. A five-piece instrumental concern, S&TB deftly blend elements of traditional folk melodies, western swing, ballads, tangos, and Hawaiian party classics – and all before you’ve finished your first Mai Tai. Their music has something for everyone – young, old, cool, uptight.


"Slowey and the Boats’ passion seeps into everything, causing them, and us, to beam..."

-Philadelphia City Paper


"The instrumental music that Slowey and the Boats creates is pure fun through and through."

-Fred Knittel, WXPN Folkadelphia


"Slowey and the Boats provided the perfect mood for a perfect night.  Most of my guests were musicians and every single one of them was blown away.  They're a unique band for a magical, memorable night!"

-Maria Taylor, former member of Bright Eyes