The Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest – Hailing from Madison, Wisconsin, Harmonious Wail are purveyors of Americana-infused Gypsy Jazz, who for over 30 years have taken their listeners on a ride via the music of the Hot Club sounds of Parisian cafes, to the deepest blues of the Memphis Delta, to the heartfelt folk scenes across every-town-America lifting spirits all along the journey.
Singer and guitarist Leïla Duclos, visiting from France, is a rising star on the International jazz scene. This young artist has always been immersed in the universe of Django Reinhardt and Ella Fitzgerald. She performed on the famous musical stages of the Parisian milieu and traveled to festivals around the world, showcasing the extent of her musical personality, in particular, the astonishing virtuosity of her scat.
One of the world’s most respected exponents of Gypsy Jazz guitar since Django Reinhardt, Englishman Robin Nolan will be joining us from his current home base in The Netherlands. After a career-altering visit to the Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois-Sur-Seine, France, in 1991, Robin relocated to Amsterdam and fully embraced the gypsy way. Nolan’s freedom to play wherever and whenever he liked in the streets of Amsterdam led to a whole new artistic independence and to his virtuosity today.
This event is supported in part by grants the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Doors and bar open at 6:45 p.m.