Swingology takes you back to Paris of the 1930s, when gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli formed the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, infusing the swing music of the era with the sounds of the gypsy camps and the rowdy Parisian dance halls to create a unique style unmatched for its driving rhythm, inventiveness, and excitement. Swingology is dedicated to bringing this style of jazz to new fans in Nova Scotia and beyond. Our songs range from classics of the swing era and Django originals to popular tunes and movie/TV themes of today, all done in the irresistible gypsy jazz style. You can check out our music in the right sidebar and our latest news below …
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Our friends at Wild Lupin Media, Brian Cottam and Kelly Westhaver, created this video on NSLive.tv from our appearance at the Halifax Jazz Festival 2014. Enjoy!
As much fun as we’ve had with our recent concert appearances, it’s going be really fun to get back to being a dance band once again. We’ve got two appearances coming up that all you dancers will want to put on your calendars.
Halifax Jazz Festival
First of all, on Saturday July 12 at 8:00 PM Swingology and the Jubilee Swing Orchestra turn the 2014 Halifax Jazz Festival‘s main festival tent into a dance floor with an evening of hot swing. This is the closing event of the festival, and best of all, it’s FREE! Come on down to the Halifax waterfront and help us swing the festival out in style!
Swingology at the Cat Box
Next, on Friday July 25 at 9:00, we take the stage downstairs at the Argyle Grill & Bar at 1575 Argyle Street in Halifax as the first guest artists in a new monthly “Cat Box” jazz and blues dance series sponsored by our fellow swingers Jack’s Cats. We’ll be joined by veteran saxman Mike Watson. Jack’s Cats kick the series off on June 21 with special guest George Caissie on vibraphone, so be sure to help them get off to a good start. Advance tickets for both events and all others in the series can be purchased at the online Box Office.
Fresh from our fun evening at the Union Street Café in Berwick NS, Swingology returns to this lovely community arts facility on Nova Scotia’s South Shore on Saturday June 7 at 7:30 PM. Their vision says it all: “The Chester Playhouse will endeavor to produce, present and reward the artistic diversity and vitality of the cultural community of Canada and our own community of Chester, in order to be recognized as a primary South Shore destination for entertainment and development of the arts in Nova Scotia.”
Seating is limited, so you’ll want to make your reservations early either online here early or by calling 902-275-3933 or 1-800-363-7529.
We make our first ever appearance at this lovely Berwick restaurant and pub in the Annapolis Valley on Saturday May 10 at 8:00 PM.
Next stop for the gypsies – Windsor United Church. On Saturday March 22 2014 at 3:00 PM we present a fundraiser for this beautiful century-old church in the Annapolis Valley to help raise funds for a much-needed new sound system (the old one is beyond antique). Come spend Saturday afternoon with us in one of the finest acoustic spaces around.
Tickets will be $20 at the door the day of the concert, but advance tickets may be purchased for $15 at any of the following Windsor locations:
Windsor United Church office, 613 King Street
Moe’s Place Music Sales, 110 Gerrish Street
Andrew Connolly Optician, 69 Water Street
or you can reserve yours with a credit card by calling Ben at (902) 792-7232.