Tuesday, July 17, 2007

About the Group

The 12th Avenue Hot Club quintet plays a blend of '30s and '40s jazz known as Vintage Acoustic Swing: old classics and dusty jump tunes from the swing era made famous by Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt and others.

All unplugged and extremely portable, the group features Tracy Kim on lead and rhythm guitar, Douglas Bundy on clarinet and vocals, Isaac Szymanczyk on violin and vocals, Joseph Kim on rhythm guitar, and Dax Smith on double bass.

Formed in 2001, the quintet often performs at private tea parties, weddings and banquets by engagement, as well as in public cafes, clubs and ballrooms. It is rumored that the group can frequently be witnessed in public gathering places for impromptu sessions of daredevil playing and rhythmic whimsy.

Perfect with a glass of wine or a fine cigar, the 12th Avenue Hot Club takes you from the smoky bistros of pre-war France to the ballrooms of 1940s America to the breezy beaches of Brazil, with a seamless flair and sense of swing.

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