Orient Express Swing is a talented jazz duo from France which is taking audiences on a unique and exciting musical journey across Europe, all the way from Paris to Istanbul.
Imagine standing at the bar in the city of lights and being swept off your feet by an enticing French waltz. Open your eyes and you have been magically transported to a gypsy camp, where you are dancing around a fire to some electrifying jazz manouche. In a flash you are then at the heart a colourful Bulgarian wedding procession, snaking though the streets of a countryside village. Before finally finding yourself on the banks of the Bosphorous river swaying to delightful exotic melodies, while watching the sun go down…
Orient Express Swing is a two-piece ensemble composed of Julien Aubertin (guitar), Jean-Baptiste Gaudrat (guitar and clarinet) from South West France. After graduating from some of the best musical schools in the country Julien and Jean-Baptiste hit the road to hone their craft and discover different musical styles. Today they are now eager to present their original, fresh and exciting sound to a wider audience.
Julien Aubertin (guitar) comes from the historic city of Poitiers in South West France. After graduating from music school Julien spent a decade honing his unique gypsy jazz sound. Julian was attracted to the swing bars in Paris and developed a unique manouche style that blends flamenco, cool jazz and improvisation.
Jean-Baptiste Gaudrat (guitar and clarinet) also comes from the historic city of Poitiers in South West France. After graduating from Jean-Baptiste headed east, after living and playing in Spain for a few years, being seduced by traditional Jewish music and Balkan rhythms.
Doors 7.30 pm Start 8.00 pm
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