Ranger and The "Re-Arrangers"
We'd love to be considered the next time you're booking music! Here's our updated info, including some new video:
Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Romani campsite with their version of Hot Club Swing. The band’s repertoire includes vocal swing standards, traditional European melodies, and the music of Django Reinhardt.
You can hear our music here:
and see performance video here:
We have a lot of flexibility--we can keep it all instrumental, or do mostly vocal tunes; we have experience playing for swing dancers, and we can perform as a trio, quartet, or quintet to best fit your space and budget. Let me know if you have any questions, or would like more info, and we hope to come play for you this year!
Past Performances have included: Seattle Art Museum, Edmonds Concerts in the Park, the Burke Museum, Best of the Northwest Arts Festival, Vin du Lac Winery, Djangofest Northwest, Pender Harbour Jazz Festival, and Ethnic Fest Tacoma.
THE BAND Ranger and his father Michael formed the band in 2006, after a pilgrimage to the world’s foremost Hot Club Swing event, the Django Reinhardt festival in Samois Sur Seine, France. The band has now released 4 CDs and performs over 100 times each year at music festivals, concerts in the park, swing dances, weddings and events of all sorts.
THE GENRE "Hot Club Swing" (sometimes called Gypsy Jazz) is named after the Quintet of the Hot Club of France. In the 1930's guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli blended their own musical legacies with the new American art form of jazz. Their recordings soon brought international fame to the new genre. Hot Club Swing is characterized by upbeat, high-energy swing on acoustic instruments, especially guitar, violin, bass, clarinet, and accordion.
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