gypsy jazz

Swing Je T'aime Gypsy Jazz | Sep 1

Aug 23, 2018

Swing Je T'aime is a gypsy jazz ensemble based in Denver, Colorado and founded by composer and Gypsy jazz guitarist Aaron Walker in 2009. The band produces a uniquely entertaining blend of Gypsy, Swing, Classical, Jazz, and various forms of World/Folk music.  The performers involved are all in-demand professional musicians with advanced degrees in their craft. At its inception, Swing Je T'aime was strongly influenced by the late Django Reinhardt's Hot Club of France.

On Stage: Django Festival All-Stars

Jul 23, 2018

This Sunday, July 29, at 4 pm, KUVO’s performance series “On Stage” flat-out swings with the Django Festival All-stars, recorded live at Vail Square!

The Django Festival Allstars’ U.S. tour features five players whose string instruments (guitars, bass, violin) and accordion channel the brilliance and intensity of the Belgian master.  One of Europe’s greatest music families, father guitarist/violinist Dorado Schmitt and sons Samson and Amati, are joined by accompanists known for “hot jazz,” and the romance of the era.

The Resonant Rogues at Mercury Cafe | July 14

Jul 8, 2018

The Resonant Rogues, based out of Asheville, NC, is the songwriting soul child of partners Sparrow and Keith J. Smith. With influences that include Appalachian old-time, Balkan folk music, Swing Manouche, and early New Orleans Jazz, they take their favorite flavors and blend them into a delicious, danceable dish. The Rogues are rounded out by champion old-time fiddler Kristen Harris, and swing cat Andrew Willens on the Upright Bass. The Resonant Rogues have toured relentlessly over their 5-year history, covering most of North America and Europe.

In the liner notes of the new recording of Federico Britos, NEA Jazz Master Paquito D’Rivera states, “I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like Federico Britos, a musician so versatile and charismatic that he’ll get called for a dance, an operetta, a cocktail party, or simply to have a drink in his endearing company and chat in some Miami café.” Some poignant words from one gifted musician to another.  When he was only 5 years old in his native Montevideo, Uruguay Britos began playing violin following in his father’s footsteps.