Dove Jazz Club are extremely pleased and privileged to host the only appearance up North for the Hippocampus Jass Gang from Montpellier, France, on Saturday June 18th, 8.00pm - 11.00pm.
The Hippocampus Jass Gang’s musical repertoire is intense, generous and undeniably original while also remaining faithful to traditional jazz. The sextet draws inspiration especially from the hot jazz of the 1920's, which the band revives with its original arrangements, mixing the spontaneous energy of improvisation with the subtlety of carefully scripted music. The unique orchestration — typical of the old-time string bands, combined with the male vocal quartet’s singing, convey an incomparable charm to the band’s musical identity.
The band has built and strengthened its artistic and relational cohesion since 2008 through hundreds of concerts, both on stage and in acoustic sessions . But it is definitely in the streets of downtown Montpellier, where “the Gang” was originally born and where they still like to perform, that the band took to sharing enthusiastically their love of this music, which continues to appeal to a very broad audience of all ages and backgrounds.
They are all professional musicians and play in different bands in Montpellier. Jazz is a very popular music in the town, and many young musicians play this kind of music, from New Orleans to Swing, attracting lots of young Lindy-hop and Charleston dancers. Most of the Gang have visited New Orleans in the past, to get inspiration by playing in the streets there with the local musicians.
Tickets/enquiries to Roger on 01298-814722 or Barry on 07833-890928.
This concert is followed fairly soon by our Anniversary 25th Beer & Jazz Festival over the weekend of July 1st - 3rd. For full details, call the numbers shown or visit our website at www.dovejazzclub.co.uk
Dove Jazz, Dove Holes Village, nr Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 8BG