- Folkest 2018
- The Folk Festival
Swing/manouche quartet made up of musicians with different musical backgrounds, that got together in the name of their love for french swing from the 40s: they play the classic tunes of the gipsy-jazz tradition, genre born in the 40s by the hand of the gipsy guitarrist Django Reinhardt and the violinist Stephen Grappelli of the Quintette du Hot Club de France, that blended together american jazz-swing and french traditional music. Pieces composed by Django Reinhardt and french valzer mousettes are here presented together with american jazz danceable standards (Duke Ellington, Gerschwin, Porter ecc) and new self composed original works. The band is also immediately recognizable for their use of instruments fairly similar to the one used back in the hayday of the genre, especially the outstanding Selmer/Maccaferri guitars.
Members: Matteo Sgobino – vocals and guitar; Alan Malusa Magno: guitar; Sebastiano Frattini: violin; Alessandro Turchet – double-bass.