03/30/19 - The “Swing Riots” Quirktette

Musical fun featuring a full quirktette, a rare appearance after a 4 year absence. Get your Swing Riots on.

The "Swing Riots" Quirktette perform traditional jazz from early 20th century Paris & New Orleans as well as swing re-workings of Klezmer, Greek, Romanian, Russian and other eastern European folk music on a dizzying array of acoustic instruments.

The "Swing Riots" are a Los Angeles based acoustic quirktette performing an irreverent gumbo of Romany "Gypsy" Jazz, Romanian Horas, New Orleans Funeral Marches, Parisian Bal Musette, Russian Cabaret, Klezmer Freylekhs, Swing Standards & the occasional wild, flying monkey.​

The initial inspiration for The "Swing Riots" Quirktette came from the great Romani (ethnic "Gypsy") guitarist Matelo Ferrét, who played for homesick eastern Europeans in the Caberet Russe nightclubs of Paris alongside Romani bandleaders from Russia, Romania & Bulgaria. Matelo also played Bal Musette with Jo Privat & Gus Viseur as well as Hot Jazz with Django Reinhardt and others during the 30s and 40s; naturally layering jazz chording and swing rhythm into this eastern European folk repertoire. With this in mind, The "Swing Riots" Quirktette perform a mix of early, traditional string-based jazz, as well as swinging eastern European traditional dance melodies.


Saturday March 30, 2019 | 7:00 PM | $20.00
Reservations: (626) 798-6236

Reservations are strongly suggested. Seating is limited.
Call 626.798.6236 for Reservations Between 10 A - 10 P
Pay by Cash or Check. Sorry … No Credit Cards
No payment necessary when you make telephone reservations. Pay by cash or check at the door at the time of the show.

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