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With a heavy roster of Jazz and Soul musicians in the Twin Cities scene, JLWB is recreating traditional New Orleans music with vibes reminiscent of something like D'Angelo meets Louis Armstrong. Powerful, soulful vocals supported by a horn section that has something to say.
JLWB gets the crowd up and out of their seat! It's damn fine music that will put a smile to anyone's face. Since 2012 they've been crafting a sound that's part second line, part trad jazz, and part something else entirely their own. Some new, some old, harmonies, and dance-able music is their game.
Mississippi Hot Club:
Mississippi Hot Club is a quintet of Minnesota natives. Four out of five members come from
Grand Rapids, MN, originally founded as a logging town on the Mississippi River, and the
group’s name is inspired by that great, trans-continental waterway. With a passion for gypsy jazz, also known as jazz manouche or hot club jazz, this style of music was grandfathered by maestro guitarist Django Reinhardt during the 1930s in Paris, France. Mississippi Hot Club represents the classic jazz manouche ensemble with two la pompe rhythm guitars, upright bass, and the lively improvisation of a solo guitar and violin. Staying true to the 1930s hot club sound, MHC also expands the scope of gypsy jazz with a healthy spread of modern twists. During a live set, you can expect them to play everything from romantic ballads to European folk music to American jazz to Nintendo anthems. This troupe is sure to get you swinging with their virtuosic style and expert arrangements of standards, originals and covers. Their new album, “Flour & Sawdust”, is named after their current home, Minneapolis. It was released on July 15th 2016.