The heartfelt wail of the blues; the sultry heat of the campfire; the crazy swirl of the bal musette, all fused together with virtuosity and passion in the melting pot of 1930’s Paris: the result was gypsy jazz. Now ‘LA VIE EN ROSE’ play this exuberant, toe-tapping music with a swing and joie-de-vivre as fresh today as when Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli first conjured it from the back streets of Pigalle.
The South-West’s favourite gypsy jazz and hot swing band has a well-earned reputation for its take on the ‘Hot Club’ style. Toe-tapping rhythms and soaring melodies combine in a virtuoso performance of gypsy favourites, jazz standards, soulful ballads and Latin swing, all played with the verve and joy that is the heart of this music.
Performing to acclaim at larger festivals such as Upton Jazz, Lyme Jazz & Blues, ‘Midsummer Dreams’ at Dartington Hall, ‘Respect’, ‘Acoustica’ and ‘Nourish’. For events like ‘Jazz on the Quay’ and Velo Vintage. At the huge Cosy Club in Bristol for their New Year’s Eve festivities, and for three years running at The Royal Albert Hall’s ‘Verdi Italian Kitchen’ for their prestigious Valentine’s Day event.
Toe-tapping rhythms and virtuoso melody lines combine in a performance with all the verve and joy that makes this music so irresistible. We are absolutely delighted to welcome them back to TCAT.
“We loved having you – absolutely brilliant performance!”
Lyme Regis Jazz & Blues Festival
“A great performance. We hope to have you to play again soon!”
Mandy Jay – Tiverton Community Arts Theatre
“…this is a rare treat. This lot are magnificent.”
Danny Gladstone, ‘The Glad’, London SE1.