Authentic Gypsy Jazz From Midwest
Caravan is an instrumental team based regarding Madison, Wisconsin. They've been mainly influenced by the legendary Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. The ensemble in addition pulls influences from jazz, swing, standard Latin, Parisian waltzes, and other vintage-jazz sources. Expect a selection of tunes from "Hot Swing" repertoire, originals and requirements done in exclusively organized types.
The theory for Caravan were only available in early 2002 when Chris Ruppenthal, the team's frontrunner and an aspiring jazz guitar player, very first heard recordings of Dutch Gypsy Jazz guitar player Jimmy Rosenberg which played into the Reinhardt style. Chris shortly switched away from the US Bebop form of jazz guitar to follow along with into the long shadow of Django and ended up being impressed to seek out fellow Gypsy Swing enthusiasts.
Caravan sprang off that motivation as a trio of two guitars, and violin. The trio played a barrage of available mikes and busked at neighborhood farmers areas getting their repertoire collectively. After adding a bassist and clarinetist they started playing coffee houses, clubs, and functions. Shortly they certainly were recording, and doing consistently for the Midwest.
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The group released its very first authoritative full length CD "Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble" on Hot String Swing reports in 2007. The recording features an expanded band lineup and includes original music, plans of Django Reinhardt classics, jazz standards, and Latin tunes. This year the ensemble will launch their particular "Live during the Brink Lounge" CD and a currently untitled studio recording. Caravan's tracks happen prominently featured as a bed sound recording on ABC 27's "Cooking The Casbah." Their particular music has additionally been used in commercials for RP Pasta as well as for chocolatier Gail Ambrosius.
Caravan has already established significant experience with live performance in an extensive range of configurations including concert halls, celebrations, dance clubs, and corporate/private activities. Obtained had numerous real time radio knowledge including many appearances on Wisconsin Public Radio's "greater surface with Jonathan Overby." Highlights of Caravan's festival and show experience feature activities at Madison's Overture Center, The sugar-maple typical musical Festival, The Isthmus Jazz Festival, summertime Sizzle Festival, and three-years in a row at Midwest Gypsy Swing Festival.