SwingStringS

Hot jazz on 18 strings

Swingstrings - "nomen est omen" - (the name for) a music style, which was founded in the 30's by guitar player Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli. This swing, influenced by Musette, Latin and traditional gypsy music, sounds most authentic when played with the jazz violin.



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In the good old times, over and again two and more violinists joined for concerts and records: The famous Violin-summits, as well as the duets by Stephane Grappelli with Joe Venuti, with Swen Asmussen, with Stuff Smith and even with Yehudi Menuhin. The charming sound of two improvising violins, a solid swinging guitar and a melodic doublebass – that’s a new jazzband, these are the Swingstrings