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Creative Jazz Club: Twistin' the Swing/La Luna & the Gadjos

Creative Jazz Club: Twistin' the Swing/La Luna & the Gadjos

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  • Wed 18 May ’16, 8:00pm – 10:00pm


Albion Hotel, 119 Hobson St, Auckland CBD



Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $16.00
  • CJC Members: $10.00
  • Students: $5.00
  • General Admission Door Sales (Cash Only): $15.00
  • CJC Members / Students Door Sales (Cash Only): $10.00
  • CJC Student Members - Door Sales (Cash Only): $5.00

Mischa - manouche guitar
Phillip Beatson - rhythm guitar
Asher Truppman-Lattie - clarinet/saxophone
Djordje Nikolic – double bass
La Luna (Caro Manins) - vocals
Roger Manins - tenor saxophone

French Gypsy Jazz Double Bill

Tonight CJC presents a double bill of fantastic French Gypsy Jazz. Twistin the Swing kick off the first set and their rythm section is joined in the second set by La Luna (Caro Manins) for a French vocal set, with Roger Manins on tenor saxophone.

Twistin’ the Swing
Twistin’ the Swing is an all-acoustic band influenced mainly by manouche or gypsy jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt.

After years of steeping themselves in the authentic manouche style and Django pieces, the band has decided to bring their own influence into their repertoire with a suite of original compositions which they debut at CJC. Their set will be augmented by some gypsy standards of Django Reinhardt to pay tribute to his genius.

La Luna & the Gadjos
From the drama of French Chanson to the hot swing of French jazz and New Orleans, La Luna perform a steamy mix of upbeat, gypsy jazz and swing par excellence.

La Luna and her Gadjos recreate music born in the Parisian hot clubs of the 1930’s in the style of Django Reinhardt with an authentic, uplifting gypsy feel. Their repertoire is a great mix of playful, Django tunes, songs by Trenet, Gainsbourg and the torch songs of Piaf laced wiith the soulful sounds of New Orleans jazz.

Featuring an exceptional NZ/international line up, they have performed in many different situations at private and public events such as Music in Parks, Titirangi Festival, Hamilton Gardens Festival, Alliance Francaise Music Festival, Vintage Markets. La Luna’s gorgeous vocals have also been featured with Club Manouche on TVNZ’s Good Morning Show, Volvo Ocean Races, Taste Festival Auckland, Hallertau and many more.

CJC Creative Jazz Club Aotearoa

Every Wednesday CJC presents a featured member artist or international guest. We are currently located in the basement bar at The Albion Hotel, 119 Hobson St until further notice - please check the website for changes.

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