Often described as ‘the finest gypsy jazz in the Cotswolds’, Swing from Paris are a UK quartet of violin, guitars and double bass. Influenced by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli; they’ve been seen on the BBC’s Hairy Bikers, have appeared at major jazz festivals including Cheltenham, Brecon and the Django Reinhardt Festival at Samois sur Seine, and have even performed at the opening of a service station for the pleasure of Prince Charles(!)
They present their own versions of music from across Europe and beyond – featuring music by Edith Piaf, Gershwin, Charles Trenet, and the Hot Club de France. Their latest album, Webster, received airplay on BBC radio. Expect stylish jazz and vintage swing.
“Swing from Paris are always very popular with the jazz festival crowds – great music in an upbeat and accessible style, performed with class” – Cheltenham Jazz Festival
“anybody living in the Cotswolds and its environs should do their best to check them out” – The Jazz Mann