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Swing / French Gypsy Jazz

Swing, swing and swing again - with a sprinkle of gypsy music, the occasional tango and a waltz or two for good measure. 

A vibrant and stylish group recreating music from the golden era of 1930/40’s - performing a rarely heard and challenging style of music that could be best described as French Gypsy Jazz. The music draws from an exotic palate of classical, jazz and Gypsy influences, painting on a canvas that can be eloquently French, starkly rustic or romantically Gypsy. The group is mainly inspired by the virtuosic Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, who originated this acoustic music in 1930’s Paris.

As a result of many showcase performances, the group has built a dedicated and diverse audience, which is always eager to return to an evening of this captivating music accompanied by the indulgences of a la carte dining and fine wine. The group has also been featured at various corporate and government functions, adding that much sought after ambience.

 “Dear Ben & Band, thank you so much for the wonderful music you played so perfectly on our Wedding Day. It was great, from start to finish. Thank you for being so professional and accommodating...our guests thought you were great too.” Steve and Penny Grant