Uptown Swing Kingston presents
An Evening of Hot Jazz, Swing, and Dance!
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with this month’s house band: The Heartstrings
aka Heart Strings Hot Club
7:30 Beginner’s Lesson (included with cover, no partner needed)
8:00 Open-Dance with House Band (2 sets!)
$10 || 18+
"Gypsy Jazz" is said to have been started by guitarist Jean "Django" Reinhardt in the 1930s. As its origins are largely from France, it is often called by the French name, "jazz manouche". Reinhardt was noted for combining a dark, chromatic gypsy flavor with the swing articulation of the period.
The Heart Strings Hot Club performs the very best in traditional manouche jazz and the music we play creates the perfect atmosphere for any venue or gathering desiring to emulate the exciting sounds of the the 1930's French jazz scene.