Mariana Bell, Stirfry and Friends

$5 suggested donation

Sign-ups are closed for this event, but there's always room to float and join in the fun!
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Marianna Bell is joining up with Stirfry and Friends for a fun pre-Thanksgiving party.

Stirfry Musette (formerly Hay and Ellis Stirfry) has an eclectic style which flies from gypsy to Latin to Celtic and and jazz and includes original compositions and musettes with an upbeat and dynamic spirit!

Jeff Ellis’s lightening-fingered guitar playing melds with Joanna Hay’s expressive violin and mandolin and Ben Griffith’s jubilant accordion and upright bass, while Jordon Ellis adds his unique flavor on percussion. This group will surprise and delight its audiences with its varied repertoire. This band brings joy to its performances, which are filled with laughter!

A Gypsy Jazz Jam with Swing 39 and special guests Jeff Ellis and Jose Fernando Frietas

Donations accepted

Join us for a night filled with gypsy jazz after the ProActive for Life 5K! Talented jazz musicians from near and far are joining together to jam: Louisville's Swing '39 join Jeff Ellis of Frankfort and Jose Fernando Frietas of Brazil.

We're keeping it informal, and will not have a cover or reserved seating. To help cover the musicians' expenses, we are accepting donations.

Come on down for a swing-filled evening of fun!


More about 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.

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.

Fishtank Ensemble

Online ticket sales closed. Tickets avail at door $20.


Fishtank Ensemble is a musical Molotov cocktail, blending a wide range of styles: Turkish, Romanian, Gypsy, French hot jazz, Balkan, Greek and more. From California, they are bringing their unique high-energy and virtuosic show to the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe on Friday, July 18. Get your tickets online now! They will be $20 at the door.

The LA Weekly calls them “cross pollinated gypsy music….one of the most thrilling young acts on the planet.” Formed in 2005 and playing everywhere from the hippest LA clubs to festivals, cultural centers, museums, parades, and even on the street, Fishtank Ensemble includes two explosive violins, the world's best slap bass player, musical saw, flamenco and gypsy jazz guitar, trombone, opera, jazz and gypsy vocals, accordion and one little banjolele. Tackling everything from French hot jazz to wild Serbian and Transylvanian gypsy anthems, Flamenco, and oddball originals, the band is a not to be missed event for world music lovers...and everyone will love this intoxicating mix of music!!

John Jorgenson Quintet

Tickets: $30

This performance is sold-out. Thank you for your strong support! Please contact us if you would like to be placed on the waiting list, or if you would like standing room. Thank you!

The John Jorgenson Quintet features guitarist John Jorgenson, a founding member of the Desert Rose Band, the Hellecasters, and six-year member of Elton John's band. Artists ranging from Barbra Streisand to Bonnie Raitt to Earl Scruggs have sought out Jorgenson's guitar work. Recently, John Jorgenson was chosen to portray Django Reinhardt in the feature film Head in the Clouds.

At a John Jorgenson Quintet performance, audiences are amazed by John's dazzling guitar work as well as his mastery as a clarinet player and vocalist. Whether playing his own accessible compositions or classic standards, John and his band make music that is equally romantic and ecstatic, played with virtuosity and soul.

Stirfy Musette

$10 (to be collected at door)

Join the Stirfy Mutette for their LIVE RECORDING! Not only will you have a great time with a full show, you'll also be a part of history!


Stirfry Musette (formerly Hay and Ellis Stirfry) has an eclectic style which flies from gypsy to Latin to Celtic and and jazz and includes original compositions and musettes with an upbeat and dynamic spirit!

Jeff Ellis’s lightening-fingered guitar playing melds with Joanna Hay’s expressive violin and mandolin and Ben Griffith’s jubilant accordion and upright bass, while Jordon Ellis adds his unique flavor on percussion. This group will surprise and delight its audiences with its varied repertoire. This band brings joy to its performances, which are filled with laughter!

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