Be transported to the underground clubs of Paris in the 30s and 40s where music was elegant, uplifting and swinging hot!
‘La Grande Soiree’ is a vocal/jazz manouche project featuring original compositions written and arranged by jazz vocalist, Julie O’Hara, performed by an outstanding ensemble of musicians. Modern lyricism and a focus on vocal improvisation create an innovative and contemporary feel to this niche genre. Swinging blues, tangos and a myriad of love songs, including Django Reinhardt songs with original vocalese lyrics.
‘La Grande Soiree’ :
Julie O’Hara – vocals
Peter Baylor – Guitar,
Sam O’Halloran – guitar
Mark Elton – bass
Joe Ruberto – accordion
Jon Hunt – clarinet/tenor saxophone