Swing '39

Swing ‘39 is a quartet composed of two guitars, violin and bass. Its goal is to resurrect the sound of guitarist D'jango Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grapelli in their years together in Paris just before World War II. Along with their cohorts in the quintet of the Hot Club of Paris, Django and Grapelli crafted a unique style – a mixture of American jazz and Parisian dance hall music spiced with Gypsy stylings. Often referred to as “hot club" the sound they made famous has become part of a larger genre known as “gypsy jazz”. Swing 39 plays the original compositions of D'jango and popular tunes by composers such as Cole Porter, Gershwin, and Ellington in this style. The result is music that is full of a contagious attitude which is energetic, sassy, and lots of fun.

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