With music by Swing St. Vrain
Swing St. Vrain is a gypsy jazz quintet based in Longmont, CO. Formerly known as The Hot Club of Boulder, SSV plays “le jazz hot” in style of Django Reinhardt. The band draws material from a broad variety of sources, including pre-WWII swing, Latin, choro, klezmer, and carefully selected pop tunes that fit into its overall sound. Instrumentation includes two guitars, mandolin, violin, upright bass, male and female vocals in English, French, Spanish, and Yiddish.
In its previous incarnation as the Hot Club of Boulder the group produced and performed in three gypsy jazz festivals in Longmont, played the Longmont Jazz Festival several times, and appeared at the first Djangofest Colorado in Crested Butte. Swing St. Vrain’s music is elegant, sophisticated jazz with a continental flavor.