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Swing Noire


Saturday, January 14 at 7:30pm

Vermont's hottest Hot Club style quartet, Swing Noire, makes music that “will entrance and surprise you.” Great energy, soul, sophistication, and improvisation are the hallmarks of a Swing Noire performance.

Swing Noire plays Gypsy Jazz in the tradition of Django Reinhardt & The Quintet of the Hot Club of France. Some call it Gypsy Jazz, some Hot Swing; in either case it is acoustic music in the spirit of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Swing Noire invokes the energy of a swingin' jazz club, transporting audiences back to the early days of jazz with their unique take on Hot Swing. "The Reinhardt acolytes genuinely channel American Hot Jazz, evoking images of smoky basement speakeasies and slinky cabarets", says Dan Bolles of Seven Days. If you haven't heard this music, especially live, you are in for a treat.

Jennifer Crowell of First Night Burlington describes the group by saying, “In a time when good jazz groups are hard to find, Swing Noire rises to the top as one of the best jazz groups playing around Burlington. …Swing Noire brings you into those smoky clubs of days past, makes you feel jazz the way it was meant to be felt, full of emotion and energy.”

Violinist David Gusakov, twins Rob and Jim McCuen on guitar and double bass, and guitarist Jim Stout make up this tight acoustic quartet. Swing Noire has performed at the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, Burlington's First Night Celebration, The Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph, and many other venues throughout New England and Vermont.

Tickets are $20 with a pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail us for reservations or more information.


Phone: 802-247-4295