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The John Wayne Swingtet & Bryn Roberts
April 4, 2019, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The John Wayne Swingtet
The John Wayne Swingtet is a group of four acoustic jazz musicians (and guest artists) who use the music of Django Reinhardt and The Hot Club of France as an inspirational starting point. From there they branch out into modern jazz, some country, a little latin and even vintage television show themes. This mixture is then brought to a boil with a generous helping of swing and a dash of humour, resulting in a musical smorgasbord which will leave you tapping your toes and smiling with satisfaction.
Bryn Roberts is pianist, keyboardist and composer who is in demand in a wide variety of musical contexts.
He has performed, toured and recorded extensively both as a leader and sideman, and is a mainstay at NYC jazz clubs like Smalls, Mezzrow, The Jazz Gallery, the 55 bar and Dizzy’s. An acclaimed composer and bandleader, Roberts has four albums out featuring his own music: his debut Present Tense, Ludlow (featuring Seamus Blake, Drew Gress and Mark Ferber), Fables (featuring Seamus Blake, Orlando le Fleming and Johnathan Blake) and his most recent release, a duo album with guitarist Lage Lund called Nightsong.