The best word to describe Dallas band The Hip Van Winkles would be “anachronism.” Like time-travelers emerging from a bygone era, The Hip Van Winkles have arrived to offer a musical experience that has been lost in the digital age. Founded in 2016 by Buffi Jacobs, Dave Pierce, and Bach Norwood, the group aspires to reinvent today’s music with analog authenticity and the exuberance of the jazz age. Stay tuned for the most electrifying entertainment experience since the gramophone!


“The Denton-Dallas big band takes pop music, yanks it back in time and then performs it as jazz fit for a dance hall.” – Denton Record Chronicle

“Swing-dancing Lady Gaga fans and Sinatra-loving Pokémon hunters alike will love the timeless, yet timely trip that is The Hip Van Winkles.” –


★★★★★ “I never do reviews but this band is worth stepping out! We were looking for a live band that wasn’t your typical top 40 music covers. We wanted something different, music that guests could dance to and something noteworthy and memorable. After my fiancé (now husband!) listened to band after band, he hit on the Hip Van Winkles…we both listened to one song and knew they were it! The music and song arrangements have such a unique style and all of the members are talented musicians. Having never hired a band before, Buffi made it so easy to create a great flow of show and ensure each stage of the reception had the right tone and tempo. Almost every guest was out on the dance floor at least once and the dance crowd remained in motion the entire night. Our main wish for our wedding was to have amazing music, great food and a wonderful time with family and friends. The Hip Van Winkles flawlessly executed and we had the reception we always hoped for. If you want a band that is incredibly talented, well organized, unique, personable, and memorable, you can’t go wrong with this group. Oh and we highly recommend a receiving line before you get to the reception so you can enjoy the music yourself!!” -Kristin D via