KUTX Live Jazz Series with Swing 512 10/30
October 30, 2019 07:00 PM until October 30, 2019 09:00 PM
Swing 512 is a gypsy jazz/"hot jazz" band from Austin, Texas, in the style of Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli. The band was put together by violinist Liz Mallett, and guitarists Matt Montoya and Saul Hernandez, all of whom came from classical backgrounds before discovering an interest in jazz. With the addition of upright bass, the band features fast-paced and intricate improvisation over the swing manouche sound that characterized Django in Paris. Influences range from Django, to more modern gypsy jazz players such as Adrien Moignard, to Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and more.