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Swing to the romantic strains of Gypsy Jazz @ Sweetwater

May 21, 2013

TONIGHT – Tuesday, May 21:  Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton plays Gypsy Jazz ala Django

Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton (with Andy Cooper.)

Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton (with Andy Cooper.)

Reinholdt, on the patio stage at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., Denton, 7-9 p.m. – FREE

Core musicians of Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton now include: Thad Bonduris – guitar/vocals & ad hoc leadership; Leon Peek – guitar; Maristella Feustle – guitar; Jeffrey Barnes – woodwinds; Ginny Mac – Accordion/vocals; Carlo Canlas – violin; Jacob Appelt – double bass; Steven Prouty – drums.

The band specializes in acoustically-oriented Early Jazz – namely anything Django would’ve played – and anything that is FUN music! The band is even often followed around by the “NSHK dancers” – yet another “loose collective”…

Founded in 2004 by clarinetist Andy Cooper, as a “loose collective of musicians wanting to preserve, protect, and defend the right to play Django Reinhardtstyle music together”, it has become its own popular entity, entertaining hundreds of Dentonites ever since!

Health issues have made Andy take a leave of absence—but his chair anxiously awaits him!

Past members/occasional guests include: Andy Cooper – clarinet/piano; Bach Norwood – bass; Bonnie Norris – violin; Nick Norris – guitar; Tom Nelson, Steve Horn – mandolins; Michael Mindardi – drums; David Lee Schloss – woodwinds; Mark Menikos, Austin Smith, Dustin Ballard – violins; Carl Finch – accordion; Kimberly Ann Cooper, Kristi Kruger, Charles Wilhoite, Karen Foster – vocals; Daniel Hart – violin/vocals.

 

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