The Gypsy Swingers (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an up tempo jazz quintet playing in a style reminiscent of the European swing jazz scene started by Django Reinhardt in the '30s featuring diverse vocal styles in an acoustic format. Lady Q sings everything from Latin standards to New Orleans blues and plays the kazoo and light percussion. Mario Piccolo plays a Selmer style guitar working off the rhythms created by Magic Sean (guitar) and Craig Sandberg on bass. Drayton Aldridge weaves in striking violin melodies.
Since its formation in 2010 the band has moved from Chattanooga, Tn to Asheville to explore the rich musical fabric in place here. They play regularly at places such as 5 Walnut Wine bar and Cork and Keg, as well as playing house parties and weddings. Appreciated by young and old, dancers or just sitters, Gypsy Swingers music is just fun! Don't miss them. Find us on facebook for more info.