Chasing the Moon:
Chasing the Moon presents a captivating evening of Gypsy Jazz, Musette, and Swing mixed with a dash of Latin flavour. This engaging sextet brings the exuberant and romantic sounds of Hot Club Jazz to life, imbibing it with their own distinctive style that includes a number of original compositions.
Led by Kathy Bluff on violin and vocals and Paul Burjan on saxophone and flute, the band envelopes you in a rich, orchestral sound, combining soulful vocals and swinging violin with virtuosic saxophone and flute. That essential Parisian ambiance comes with the piano accordion, played by the engaging Garry Steel. Well known Sydney jazz guitarist, John Blenkhorn provides rhythmic pulse and beautiful ‘Djangoesque’ solos. Jessica Dunn (Sirens Big Band) on double bass and Mike Quigley on drums, lay down the best of grooves.
The music of Chasing the Moon counterpoints darkly chromatic gypsy sounds with the light-hearted flair of American swing and the irresistible charm of the Parisian café, creating an irrepressibly joyous ensemble.
Ooh là là, c’est magnifique!
“like walking through a music festival in a European village” Simon Marnie, ABC Radio