Warm Your Heart with Swing Caravan
Proceeds to Benefit the Greenfield Community College Foundation

Warm Your Heart with Swing Caravan

$15.00
All Ages
Come out and support the Greenfield Community College Foundation!

Warm Your Heart with Swing Caravan

Thursday, February 13th

Doors 6:30pm; Music 7-9

Hawks & Reed Ballroom

Tickets: $15 suggested donation

Proceeds to Benefit the Greenfield Community College Foundation

Since 1968, the Greenfield Community College Foundation has invested in the dreams of students who work, students who cannot afford tuition, students who cannot travel to other educational institutions—people for whom higher education is otherwise beyond the borders of their personal geographies.

Swing Caravan is a Northampton, MA based acoustic Gypsy Jazz group. The band plays tunes mainly from the brilliant Django Reinhardt's (Quintette of the Hot Club of France) repertoire of the 1930s-1950s. Swing Caravan also plays later tunes composed or adopted by later Gypsy Jazz greats, as well as a number of jazz standards and originals.

Lead guitarist and vocalist Matthew Ruby Shippee, rhythm guitarist Jack Brown, and a select group of local upright bassists form a solid improvising trio that is sometimes augmented by guest musicians-Dave Nelson, with his 'kitchen percussion' washboard setup, is a frequent collaborator, while other nights bring violin, accordion, or clarinet. The group is known for performing this hot jazz with the kind of spontaneous and sensitive playfulness that spawned the style.

Venue Information:
Hawks & Reed Ballroom
289 Main St.
Greenfield, MA, 01301