Swing de Paris is not a jazz band like any other. In fact Swing de Paris is more of a collective of talented musicians based in Paris and New York
Swing de Paris invites Sébastien Giniaux.
Swing de Paris is not a jazz band like any other. In fact Swing de Paris is more of a collective of talented musicians based in Paris and New York. What brings them together in spite of the distance is their shared love for the music of Django Reinhardt, commonly referred to as “gypsy jazz”. As they travel back and forth across the Atlantic these musicians gather spontaneously and play.
Spontaneity is key in this musical genre, something one can only truly appreciate by listening in on a jam session where the orchestration and arrangements have more to do with who is around than any grand design. For these concerts in the US Swing de Paris invites solo guitarist Sébastien Giniaux and features Guillaume Singer on violin, Christophe Lagane and Guillaume Goussault on rhythm guitar, and James Robbins on upright bass.
In this classic quintet format Swing de Paris pays tribute to the legendary Hot Club of France of the pre-war years, and “without drums or trumpets” these musicians truly swing and honor a typically French expression of what is otherwise America’s music