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Swing St. Vrain / Bio

Swing St. Vrain is a gypsy jazz ensemble based in Longmont, Colorado. Formerly known as The Hot Club of Boulder, SSV plays "le jazz hot" in style of Django Reinhardt. The group draws material from a broad variety of sources, including Latin, choro, klezmer, and carefully selected pop tunes that fit into its overall sound. Instrumentation includes Selmer and DiMauro style guitars, archtop jazz guitars, mandolin, Greek bouzouki, tenor banjo, upright bass, and vocals. Violin, clarinet, or accordion may also be included. The group's previous incarnation,The Hot Club of Boulder, produced three gypsy jazz festivals in Longmont, Colorado, played the Longmont Jazz Festival several times, and appears at the first Djangofest Colorado in Crested Butte.

General Info

Band Members
Ray Mariani, accordion; Jerry Schneider, gtr; Barron Beshoar, various fretted instruments
Artist Name
Swing St. Vrain
Home Page
World / jazz manouche, klezmer, choro, rebetiko

Contact Info

Longmont, CO
Barron Beshoar