Swing Soiree in Seattle, WA
Swing Soiree is a premiere act in the style of gypsy jazz. Evoking the spirit of the jazz age in Paris where the likes of Louis Armstrong and Josephine Baker were major figures, Swing Soiree emulates the famous Quintette du Hot Club de France. The Hot Club de France was highly acclaimed as Europe’s answer to jazz with the virtuosic Stephane Grappelli on violin and the enigmatic gypsy genius Django Reinhardt on guitar. In the same vein as the Hot Club, Swing Soiree performs a mix of american swing and gypsy songs with a jazz flair and nuances of european and gypsy flavor. While at home in the gypsy swing genre, Swing Soiree is also able to play a variety of styles. Each member of the group brings talent and knowledge of many types of music. So Swing Soiree can be equally at home playing a bossa nova or a tango, american pop or cuban son, bluegrass, classical or eastern european gypsy music.