Gypsy-Jazz-Social-Club-Colorado Jazz Musicians Festival – Crested Butte

GYPSY JAZZ SOCIAL CLUB

Mysterious… yet strangely familiar, the Gypsy Jazz Social Club musical journey embraces the acoustic swing sound pioneered in the 1930s and 1940s by Django Reinhardt and others and is today enjoying a resurgence in popularity among musicians and jazz aficionados alike.

Gypsy Jazz Social Club is a consortium of versatile musicians scattered throughout western Colorado  commonly inspired by the style of acoustic string-band jazz known as “Le jazz hot”. GJSC showcases material dating from the early 1900s to present day, sourcing traditional and modern repertoire, all “gypsified” for your listening and/or dancing enjoyment.  The GJSC performance includes vocalized and instrumental arrangements of jazz and swing standards, latin rhythms, and original material, as well as contemporary and traditional gypsy tunes.

Configuration of the band and instrumentation is tailored to each venue and occasion, easily adaptable in a range from duo to quintet or more, and may employ combinations of guitar, violin, mandolin, upright bass, percussion, wind, and other instruments.