Gentlemen & Gangsters play hot jazz with all the flair and sophistication of true gentlemen, coupled with the ruthless brutality
of hardened gangsters. Like a devious conspiracy from a bygone era, this shady syndicate of jazz kingpins plot for world domination from their secret location in a run down part of Gothenburg. Armed with drumsticks instead of knuckle dusters and trombones instead of tommy guns these deranged masterminds spread mayhem, joy, and decadence wherever they go.
You might have heard about them, you might even recognize some of the members from their more legitimate enterprises, and maybe you thought it was all just a rumor; after all – could such a band really exist? How could society allow it? How could they possibly have escaped the vice squad? Or even disease control, given the infectious jazz music that they are spreading? Well folks, all you need is a speedy getaway vehicle and a secret lair and the contraband jazz business is as easy as pie!
From Vienna they offer the best swing music of the 20s, 30s and 40s. Objective: to bring joy to the public with the music of the Golden Age of jazz to make us dance to exhaustion!
The Coquette Jazz Band was established in 2016 by trombonist Matyas Papp and pianist Matyas Bartha. Finding a common language in the musical style they love the most, the two quickly decided to expand and sought out the best musicians to complete their ensemble. The result is a fabulous group of young international talents from Hungary, Latvia, Serbia and Ukraine, all dedicated to bringing the classics of the swing era back to life with courage and passion.
“Hot Gravel Eskimos”, the top-class eight-piece band from Milan, Italy, relives the pleasure of Classic Jazz tradition through exhilarating live performances of a musical repertoire focused on the original “Swing” music from the 1930’s and the beginning of the 1940’s.
For this to happen, the band performs with vintage musical instruments and bandstand instrumentation, with ad-hoc orchestrations based on precise musical transcriptions from its members’ own shellac libraries, as well as an immaculate stage presence recalling the thrill of the splendid “Swing Era”
The Tuxedo Swing Band is a new ensemble of 7 musicians conducted by Luca Missiti. The project is a selected reduced group coming from the big band Monday Orchestra, founded as well by Luca Missiti.
The Tuxedo Swing band includes some of the best solo musicians of the Milanese area and plays the swing repertoire of the greatest composers of the past, such as Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and many others, with original arrangements.
Sebastien Chaumont is a self-taught alto sax player and blues shouter from France.
Born in Nice in 1972, strongly influenced by Charlie Parker and deeply rooted in the blues tradition.
After taking his first steps as an up-and-coming sidemen for well-known leaders such as bassist Gilbert Bibi Rovere and trumpeter François Chassagnite, he started to lead his own Quartet in 2011, with which he has Performed in some of the most renewed festivals and jazz venues across Europe and released a first album under his name on the US label ITI record.
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